Friday, October 14, 2011
I love this print that I found on Pinterest and which I could find a copy for my home.It so illustrates what I am about.If you don't know about Pinterest you need to check it out. It is like a virtual cork board of inspiration for meals, decorating,quotes,church ideas etc. You name it and it is there.
I grew up in a small town which is sometimes good and sometimes bad.The town I grew up in was less than a 1000 people and you knew everybody and their families and history and they knew yours. Its funny even in this modern age we still keep up with people from where we grew up with via Facebook.I think that is one of the good things about Facebook is that if you live away from where you grew up it allows you to keep up with those you knew and still care about.I know growing up in the south people identify you by who you are related to.Yesterday while checking Facebook I noticed a lot of updates about a young woman who is the daughter of a former classmate. She had been in a coma for a week after giving birth to a 1 week old baby and she passed away yesterday leaving also a small child. I feel so for this family and those children who will never know their mother.I ask that you keep the Frazier/O'Toole families in your prayers..
This young ladies passing (she was only 25) reminded me of how fleeting and fragile life is and how every moment good or bad is to be treasured as a gift.Life is a gift as I am reminded of everyday in my job as a nurse .
I have wanted for some time to start a One Thousand Gifts list after being inspired by Ann Voskamp on her blog A Holy Experience.I am going to start today on this as a reminder to Be Grateful for the life I've been given each day.
1.The beauty of a perfect fall day.
2.The rain of the fall leaves down during the winds like a shower of blessing
3. That I have a job
4.For my animals
5.For the friendliness and warmth of my fellow southerners
6. That I have roots in a place that rallies around its own during tragedy.
7. The sacrifice of the military and their families.
8.The joy of my animals greeting when I get home after working 12 hours
9.The smells and colors of fall.
10.The tradition of SEC football
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.