When Was the Last Time you Could Say: “I’m Happy!”

To find real happiness within we need to learn to be grateful.  It is wonderful what gratitude can do for you.  Here is my list of 25 ways I stay happy, because of gratitude:happiness1 When Was the Last Time you Could Say: Im Happy!

I am grateful for my health.
It is nice to wake up in the morning clearly knowing I can get out of bed and my legs carry me down stairs where that cup of coffee is waiting.  My arms are able to pour that coffee and raise it to my mouth to drink.

I am grateful that the sun has come up.
In December, Alaska only average 4 hours of sunlight.  Glad I don’t live there.  I really don’t like the dark.

I am grateful that I can eat almost anything and not gain weight.
My hubby really gets upset with me on this one.  He looks at food and puts on weight.

I am grateful for my 3 daughters.
Sometimes they can be a pain in the neck, but hey they can instantly make life exciting.  You never know what may come up at any time.  Besides if I need someone to take care of me in old age and hubby isn’t around anymore they will be.

I am grateful for my 6 grandchildren.
Even if they are all girls except for one.  The little guy obviously is fun, since I never had any boys.   Girls I know a lot about handling, after having raised 3 girls.  It is absolutely wonderful to get down on the floor with them and act like a kid again.

I am grateful for my Hubby.
That would be Steve and he is a big asset to my life. ( sorry Steve I should have put you on the top of my list) He has allowed and helps me grow as a person.  Sometimes he’s not the happiest person in the world, but I’m helping him with that.  He definitely worries too much and life is too short for that stuff.

I am grateful for the brothers and sisters I have.
I was going to say had on that one, since we really don’t talk to one another.  Growing up we had lots of fun, but things don’t always last forever. I had someone tell me once; “that when you grow up you will always love your sibling, but maybe not like them.”  This can happen and it is ok!

I am grateful for my parents.
They weren’t perfect, but who is.  At least they evidently taught me the right things; I’m not in jail or dead.  To be honest the best thing they gave me is my faith.  This has clearly put happiness in my life.

I am grateful for my common sense. Some people may not think I have it, but I don’t need their opinion anyway.  Most of the time I’m         the sharpest tool in the shed!

I am grateful for my house.
It is wonderful to know that I have a roof over my head these days.  There have been some days in my life that I wondered if I could keep that roof over my head and my daughters.  Beside I really like my house even when I have to clean it.  Don’t like doing that, but it sure feels good after it is done.

I am grateful for this computer.
I remember the days computers certainly scared me.  That is different now and I am having lots of fun. I love Micro Soft Word, always hated having to erase my typing mistakes.

I am grateful for the clothes on my back.
I remember when all I had to wear were the hand me downs from my sisters.  Sometimes the elastic could be really worn out in some of the items, if you know what I mean.  That got to be real tricky.

I am grateful for the furnace in my house.
I remember when I lived in a house that only had a stove in one room for heat.  A person got really good at getting their clothes on in the morning FAST!

I am grateful for the washing machine and clothes dryer.
Those Laundromats really aren’t a fun place.  Besides then you have to worry about all the quarters you needed.  Guess the price on that has probably gone up since I had to use one.

I am grateful for my bathroom.
Those out houses aren’t the most fun.  Especially in the middle of the night and it is winter.  Digging a new hole to move them isn’t the most fun in the world either.

I am grateful for my vacuum cleaner.
Have you ever tried to sweep carpet before?  No, I have never had to try that one, but I have had to vacuum on my hands and knees before, because the upright part didn’t work.

I am grateful for my car.
I’m real lucky on this one, because my hubby always makes sure his cars are in good working order.  No more bailing wire and duck tap.

I am grateful for the grass in my yard and having a yard.
I grew up on a farm and we really didn’t have a yard.  After I left home I still didn’t have a yard.  Some people just don’t think that is important and maybe it isn’t, but it’s nice to have one.

I am grateful when we have rain.
Rain can be fun and thunder storms can be exciting.  Don’t care for the tornados, but I’m grateful that I know what to do in one.

I am grateful for a good snow.
These can be limited, but a good snow storm is also exciting.  When you have to go out and shovel it is a good time to get to know your neighbors.  Snow blowers are good, but you don’t get the exercise with them.

I am grateful that my hubby comes home every night.
Some people have jobs where the husband travels or work at night.  My one daughter’s husband is on the police force and works 3 months at a time at night and then 3 months during the day.  It certainly is nice that mine works normal hours and is in town. One time he was gone for 6 months, home every other weekend.  That was during 9/11.

I am grateful for the food we have in the house and money to go buy more when needed.
There have been times when food was almost optional.  Have you ever tried to make tomato soup out of ketchup?  Just joking.

I am grateful for the love in my life.
What can I say other then it is nice to be loved and know how to love!  Some people never find love or have learned to love.  I used to be married to one like that. Always remember to tell your family and friends that you love them.  Hugs work too.

I am grateful for my country.
I live in a great country even though things seem like they are getting a little messed up these days.  I wouldn’t take that one any further.

I am grateful for having the opportunity to write this post.
Having this website and blog is wonderful and the beautiful people I am meeting every day, from all over the world are great.  It leaves me speechless.

I would make a longer list, but I’m getting excited about posting this, so I can find out what you are grateful for.  Gratitude is the key to happiness. As you read my list you probably have picked up that there are times in my life that I didn’t have much.  You know that is one thing that I am very grateful for, because when you do have to go without it makes you realize what is really important and what happiness is.  It’s the people in your life.

Let me ask you this one question:  Would you rather be sitting in a big beautiful house all by yourself or in a small little house with people you love and love you?  Which one would you call a home?

Debbie Dee

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  1. Michelle says:

    I am grateful for my friend Corinne
    I am grateful I get to be a midlife mommy
    I am grateful I live in the mountains
    I am grateful to do what I love everyday
    I am grateful for my heart. It guides me.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Donna Hill Blind Advocate – Musician – Cancer Survivor =-.

  2. Raymond Chua
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    Hi Debbie,

    Thanks for your great post. I have a habit to feel grateful about little things in my life everyday and it certainly enriches my life.
    .-= Raymond Chua´s last blog ..How to become the person you were meant to be =-.

    • Yes, Raymond that is one good habit you have in feeling grateful. It will always enrich your life and keep it in the happy zone.

      Good for you
      Debbie

  3. For me, happiness is enjoying the moment and knowing its within me to do the right things to keep it that way. I find more happiness from things I have control over, not the things that “just” are or were. So perhaps I’m most grateful for being able to make a difference.
    .-= Antti Kokkonen´s last blog ..Give it Away for Free =-.

    • Hi there Antti, You sure have it right when you say, “enjoying the moment.” that is what happiness is all about. Those moments can go so fast and we can never retrieve them.

      Things we can control are what is important. If we can’t control something we just have to except it and keep going and your right again. the happiness just keeps coming.

      Thanks for your input, you are a smart man and happiness shall always be your,
      Debbie

  4. Hi Debbie,

    What an uplifting post and a great blog too, I’ve now subscribed.

    I’m gratfeul for wonderful parents and such loyal friends. Our materilistic world so often stresses the irrelevant and the useless. I call it stuff. We can do without that, so I agree let us remeber what is important.
    .-= Lance Nelson´s last blog ..Ski Conditions: Soft Snow On Plato =-.

    • Hi Lance,

      Thanks for the comment and for subscribing. I believe that we all need reminded once in a while about what is really important. It is easy to get side tracked and derailed. Wonderful parents and friends do make a big difference.

      By the way I have one 4 year old granddaughter that is just learning to ski. She loves the outdoors. Winter or summer.

      Always choose to be happy,
      Debbie

  5. Rich Hill says:

    I am grateful for my children and grandchildren.

    I am also grateful for all my new found friends on the internet which is what makes me happy.
    .-= Rich Hill @ Link Money´s last blog ..Become a Warrior Join their Forum =-.

    • Hi Rich,
      How many children and grandchildren do you have?

      I to am enjoying all the new friends that I am making on the internet. This is really getting to be fun. Kind of like finding a whole new world.

      Thanks so much and may you alwsya be blessed with happiness
      Debbie

  6. Phil says:

    great post. All these little things that enrich our life, we always take the as for granted and remember how good life was only when they are gone (this is especially true for people that passed away)

    I am grateful for my fiance and that she’s willing to marry me this year
    I am grateful for the ability to cry sometimes because it makes my life so much more colorful
    I am grateful for my health
    I am grateful for the music which is such an important part of my life
    I am grateful that I am able to sing (although some people maybe don’t like it)
    I am grateful that I had the chance to know so much great people
    I am grateful that I was able to say “good bye” to my grandmother before she passed away
    I am grateful for the Lord above who helps through hard times in my life and that he is always there to love me
    I am grateful for the TTHG group because it gives me so much valuable input and things to think about
    AND
    I am thankful for your post, it made me happy!

    Phil
    .-= Phil´s last blog ..Spinning images =-.

    • Thanks Phil, I am glad that you like my post. Congratulations on your up coming marriage. Crying can be fun and it is good for a person. I don’t know what I would do with out music. As they say “it soothes the soul”. I always wish that I could sing maybe one day when I get to those pearly gates. I really know what you mean when it comes to the Lords help. Been there, isn’t it great how he can work.

      Last I am thankful that my post made you happy.
      Thanks Phil for your gratitude thoughts.
      Bless you
      Debbie

  7. 6 Grand Children Wow you have a lot of blessings. I know that having grandchildren is the reward we get for not killing our teenagers.

    • Hello there Birney,

      I love your commen,”I know that having grandchildren is the reward we get for not killing our teenagers.”

      This is good and I do have to remember that. You made me laugh and I thank you.
      Do you have any grand children?

      Have a very blessed and happy day,
      Debbie

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  8. I agree that gratitude is the key to happiness. Life is so full of small miracles that it really isn’t hard to live a life of gratitude if your looking in that direction.
    .-= Jan-queenofkaos´s last blog ..Your Biggest Problem Is… =-.

    • Hi Jan,

      Looking in the right direction is the key. Thanks for putting it that way. Problems can mount up when we look in the wrong direction for happiness.

      Thanks and I love your smile. It is a happy smile
      Debbie

  9. Andrew
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    says:

    I am grateful for my friends. This has to be one of my biggest. Friends you can share with, talk with, laugh with…without friends, I would find it hard to survive!

    Andrew
    .-= Andrew @ Blogging Guide´s last blog ..Get Backlinks – Here are the 11 methods and backlink tools I use =-.

    • Hi Andrew,
      Thanks for sharing and you are right Friends are so important. I have one girl friend that I have had for years. Has a great sense of humor. Good on the advice part too. When things get rough it is nice to have someone to laugh with, then things don’t seem so bad.

      Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful happy time with your family and friends every day.
      May you always be blessed with happiness

      Debbie

  10. Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny
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    Ah….a weekend of reminders to be grateful! What a delight! I’m grateful for the interesting people in my life and for the opportunity to spend time with them doing the things we love. You may know I’m a big fan of cage-fighting or mixed martial arts, as we call it. Two years ago, I hardly knew anyone who loved it as much as I do. Now, I have a large group of friends I can get together and watch fights with. Truly delicious!

    Great list, Debbie! When things aren’t rosy, it isn’t always easy to remember to be grateful for the things that are going well for us.
    .-= Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny´s last blog ..How boxing and martial arts landed me on the cover of “50 Athletes Over 50 Teach Us to Live a Strong, Healthy Life” =-.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      It is so great to find so many happy and grateful people. Spending time with the people we love is wonderful and what life is all about.

      Yes, Cheryl it is very important to remember out list when things are so rosy. Thanks for reminding me of that.

      May you always find your happiness,
      Debbie

  11. Corinne Edwards
    Twitter:
    says:

    Dear Debbie -

    I was really touched with your gratitude list. Especially after reading your about page.

    You really did grow up with an outhouse. I remember having to frequent one when I was little at a camp. Not pleasant.

    We take so many of our conveniences for granted.

    You took me back to an earlier time.

    I can remember when we had an ice box. You had to leave your door open because you never knew exactly when the ice man was coming.

    I am grateful for my refrigerator.

    And to return the compliment -

    I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR MICHELLE VANDEPAS.

    I would not have a well functioning blog without her super tech ability and her patience.
    .-= Corinne Edwards´s last blog ..HAPPINESS – and the good ol’ days =-.

    • Dear Corrine,

      Yes I really did grow up with an out house until I was in the 7th grade. Can’t remember how old that is. I lived in a 4 room house without running water, just 4 rooms. Used a coal and wood stove for cooking. Oh, and with my parents there were 9 of us. You could call it crowded or I always thought it was cozy.

      You have me on the ice box though, didn’t have one of those, just a refrigerator that always need defrosted on the freezer part.

      I know how you feel when it comes to Michelle, I would be that way without Andrew.
      He keeps me in line ,too.
      Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

      May happiness follow you everywhere,
      Debbie

  12. Debbie
    I totally echo your views; reminding ourselves of what we have to be grateful about really does work as a way of boosting self esteem and being happy. I personally favour writing down a few each day as part of my daily reflection and planning session. The main thing is not to loose track of this.

    One of my favourite quotes is:-
    “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”

    David
    .-= David Rogers´s last blog ..How to Find Fulfilment =-.

    • Hello David,

      Thanks for the quote, “I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.”. Love that one too. Before I go to sleep at night I always remember 3 things that I am grateful for that day. Many days it is the same three things.
      Thanks for taking the time to read what I have to say and commenting on it.

      You are appreciated, David,
      Debbie

  13. Tom says:

    Debbie, it is a very inspiring post. To answer your question in the title, it is today. Especially, because I am greatful for my family. The immediate that I live with, my little daughter always brings so much joy to my life. My wife, who decided to stay home to be with Emily in her early years. And all the extended family that I only get to see once or twice a year, and those days are so precious.
    .-= Tom´s last blog ..A Day Through The Eyes of a Blind Woman: Part 3 =-.

    • Hi Tom,

      It is so good to hear a man state how grateful he is that his wife stays home with his child. She is a very lucky women to have a husband that doesn’t think she needs to be a super women.
      Children to grow up quickly and we have to enjoy every minute of there little lives. Remember what Birney said though,”I know that having grandchildren is the reward we get for not killing our teenagers.”

      When she is a teenage remember that, so you and her both live through those years. (throwing in a little humor there)

      Thanks again and my your family always be blessed with happiness,
      Debbie

  14. Joel
    Twitter:
    says:

    Wonderful post Debbie, it’s easy to forget the little things that make the big things worthwhile. Plus the little things that drive you crazy that really, at the end of the day, don’t matter in the slightest.
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    • Hello Joel,

      Isn’t it great how the little things are what makes the big things great. Very will put, Joel. Those little things that drive us crazy most of the time are the ones we end up laughing about later on. I remember the day my computer and my hubby’s computer both bit the dust on the same day and then when we went to get the new ones the car battery blow up.
      Maybe that wasn’t so little, but we sure did have to laugh. Maybe that was out of self preservation so we didn’t cry.
      Which ever it was the laughter worked and kept us sane that day and we still laugh about it.

      But you are right the little ones really don’t matter anyway. (when the kids spill a glass of milk.)

      Thanks again and my you be blessed with happiness,
      Debbie

      • Joel
        Twitter:
        says:

        Thanks Debbie! I wish I could laugh things off more, perhaps I’ll learn that in time, good advice :)
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        • Hey Joel, Keep working on it you’ll get it down. Just take a deep breath and say, “Self is this really going to matter in one day or a week.” If it isn’t it is something to laugh about.

          I learned this when my kids were little. One day I was going to scrub the kitchen floor. the three of them were sitting at the table having some juice. I looked at them and say, “If you are going spill anything do it now, before I clean the floor.” the middle one looked at me and turned her glass upside down. What could I do but laugh. Hey, I told her to do it now!!!!!!!

          I was very blessed with a pretty good sense of humor and it does come in handy.

          Anything can be learned. I know you have it with that great smile in your picture.

          Have a great evening.
          Debbie

  15. I am grateful to be alive each day
    For my 7 grandchildren, (they are the result of me not knowing what was causing
    my children, when I found out I stopped at 4)
    I am grateful for the many good people I have met on this life journey.
    Thanks for encouraging this type of thinking.
    .-= Bruce “the Mid-Life Mentor”´s last blog ..Women in Menopause and Heart Disease Part 2 =-.

    • Hello Bruce,

      I see the humor in your words and this is wonderful. With 4 children you have to have it to come out alive.

      It is is really neat the people we met on this journey of life. I’ve always believed that everyone we met is for a reason and our part is to make sure it is a positive meeting for the other person. We never know how we can in pack a life.

      By being a mentor I know you understand this very much.

      7 grandchildren, that keeps you busy. Do they all live close by?

      Thanks Bruce for your thoughts.
      Always choose happiness and blessing just keep coming.
      Debbie

  16. I am grateful for the people in my life today. 15 years ago, I had no one.
    Today I have many and I have my blog. :)
    thank you…
    .-= The Niche Think Tank´s last blog ..The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz – Book Review =-.

    • Thanks for sharing with us “The Niche Think Tank”. Boy, I bet you have s story to tell if 15 years ago you had know one.
      I am so glad that your life has changed and good for you for having the strength to change it. That is wonderful.

      May you always be blessed with happiness
      Debbie

  17. Eat Smart Age Smart says:

    I am grateful that despite all the ups and downs in my life, I have preserved my health.

    I am grateful for my warm bed each night.

    I am grateful I never go hungry.

    I am grateful to live in a country that believes in freedom.

    I am grateful for all the great people in my life.

    I am also grateful to you Debbie for getting us to reflect on the great things in our lives.

    Krizia
    .-= Eat Smart Age Smart ´s last blog ..Double Dark Chocolate Truffles recipe =-.

    • Hello Krizia,
      Ups and downs in ones life can take a toll on our health and it is wonderful that you didn’t let it take a toll on yours.
      Heath is on of the most important things we can have.

      I remember when my father was losing the battle with life and he had trouble walking across the room. Watching him made me so grateful for just being able to walk across a room. It made me see how lucky we are if we can get up and do something for someone else even if they could do it themselves.

      Thank you Krizia for the kind words of gratitude. They are appreciated.

      Keep up the good work with helping people stay on the right track with there eating and aging smart.

      May happiness always be there for your,
      Debbie

  18. Benjamin says:

    Thank you, Debbie!

    I feel absolutely blessed for this moment, this life, and this world.

    I’m thankful for the thoughts and feelings that are arising right now… and the space from which they arise.

    I’m very grateful that I’ve read this post… and that more and more people are teaching about the importance of gratitude.

    keep smiling,

    Ben
    .-= Benjamin´s last blog ..The Portable Prayer of St. Francis =-.

    • Hello there Benjamin,

      That is wonderful, “I feel absolutely blessed for this moment, this life, and this world.” Moments are so important.

      I am very grateful for the inspiration that was given to me to write that post. Some times it is wonderful watching how those words just come out. Anyway I do believe that I am being guide by Lord on some of these post. This is good, Man I can’t come up with this stuff all by myself.

      I always say, “Talk from the heart and it seems to work.”

      Thanks again Benjamin and may happiness always be yours in every moment.
      Debbie

  19. Tyrone says:

    HI Debbie,

    Thanks!

    I am grateful to have started my Mass Outsource Program successfully.
    I am grateful I have celebrated the holidays without leaving my business behind.
    I am grateful for my team who were always there in my behalf.
    I am ever grateful for my good family and my loving partner.
    I am grateful to learn from YOU as well! :)

    We’re looking forward to more of your uplifting posts.
    Been happier to see the bright day today!

    • Hi
      Tyrone,

      Have you guys been having snowy and cloud weather too? Yes, it has snowed all day today.. Have to agree sun shine would be wonderful.

      i am very glad your business Mass Outsource is doing wonderful. Hard work does pay off, besides making you feel good and proud, but humble.

      Great hearing from you and always follow your dreams and be happy.
      Debbie

  20. Lisa says:

    Thanks for sharing! I too spend lots of time reviewing and adding to my “grateful list.” Mine is quite long, and I read it daily — sometimes more than once. Today I was walking my dog, Lexi, and I realized how grateful I am that I can walk my dog. I am a new, first time dog-owner, and I had no idea how much joy a dog could bring to my life. :o)
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Don’t Forget to be Grateful! =-.

    • Oh Dogs are nice Lisa and thanks for sharing. I have had pets before, but then when something happens to them I feel really really bad, so I have decided not to put myself through that anymore. Guess that is the chickens way out!

      Lexi, that is cool for a dogs name.

      Have a very happy and blessed day,
      Debbie

  21. Even though as you say, gratitude is a key to happiness, maybe gratitude and happiness are still different things altogether. To your question as to which would you rather have, maybe the happy choice is to pick A or B, or maybe the happy choice it to pick A and B. It’s up to the person making the choice – whichever of the two choices makes him or her happier.
    Beat

    • Hi Beat,

      Yes, you are right what makes one person happy, may not be what makes another happy. However I do believe it is connecting with other people that really makes for happiness. Sharing and being a part of something. Like this group brings happiness (to me anyway).

      I do feel that when it comes to happiness and gratitude, how do you know you are happy if you just walk through life and aren’t grateful for anything. Isn’t that just taking things for granite and if one lost all that where would they stand?

      To be grateful makes me realize how blessed I really am. Like don’t complain, because you have a lot in your life.”

      That my thoughts and feeling.

      Thanks for your input and you have a very blessed and happy day,
      Debbie

  22. I’m grateful for you, Debbie!
    Thank you for all that you do.
    For all the inspiration you bring to us.
    And, for helping to make this world a happier place.

    :) Susan
    .-= Susan Liddy´s last blog ..6 Powerful Questions… What are YOUR Answers? =-.

    • Thanks you Susan I really appreciate that. Makes me feel like I am doing some good.

      You definitely add to my life. I am glad that we did connect thanks to you and your knowledge.

      Have a wonderful day,
      Debbie

  23. Keller Hawthorne says:

    My pregnancy has been tough on me (first with the sickness and now with a pelvic bone issue), so I find myself often forgetting to be grateful that I have a healthy baby growing inside of me. That’s a LOT to be grateful for. It’s so easy to get your mind stuck on what’s not going right. Thanks for the reminder!
    .-= Keller Hawthorne´s last blog ..PODCAST: Let’s Talk About Ecommerce – Q&A with Keller =-.

    • Hi Keller,

      Congratulations on the new little one. It is wonderful that with this little bundle of joy coming that you are trying to concentrate of the positive side of your life.

      Sometimes I understand that is hard to do, but if a person can have gratitude and look on the positive side the end result is wonderful.

      May happiness always be yours,
      Debbie

  24. :) I can say I’m happy right now! Even though there are usually difficulties to get through, I have a very blessed life: I live in a nice house with my family, there’s food to eat and we can pay our bills. While there are things I would like to improve, if this was the way things stayed I would have nothing to complain about. Thanks for the inspirational post, it reminded me to think about my blessings and look for ways to share that with others.
    .-= Amy LeForge´s last blog ..Fun For Your Friday: Zoo Memories =-.

  25. kusum says:

    Really nice thoughts.we always think about the things which we don’t have.we should be thankful for what we have.
    .-= kusum´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

    • Hi Kusum,

      You are so right! We forget to be thankful for what is infront of us.
      I think about the people on the East Coast right now. I bet they forgot to be thankful for the electricity? Now that a storm has hit them they would be thankful if they had it back today

      Things we take for granite should not be forgotten in being thankful.
      Thanks again.
      Debbie

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          debbie

  26. Jeff Kay says:

    I, too, have a lot to be thankful for, and this post is a great reminder of that fact. Sometimes (ahem) I’m guilty of allowing myself to get all whipped-up about tiny and meaningless things. A thirty-minute internet outage, for instance, or someone popping their gum at work. But I’m fairly good at reminding myself that if this is all I have to complain about… life is pretty darn sweet.

    Thanks for the great post!
    .-= Jeff Kay´s last blog ..Big Snow, Public Houses, and Brockly =-.

    • Yes, Jeff we can let those little get to us sometimes. It is great that you see how this can happen. Seeing and realizing is half the battle won.
      Life is full of those little things and when we do let them bother us it is giving someone else control over our life.

      Take control and have very happy tomorrows,
      Debbie

  27. Sometimes, it feel like life gives you a bunch of rotten lemons. I was having a discussion yesterday about similar things. Sure, there are bad times, but life could ALWAYS be worse. And that is reason enough to be happy. I’m thankful I am standing on my own two feet, with a great family and a roof over my head. Because at the end of the day, what more do you need?
    -Ava

    • you are very right. We do have a lot to be thankful for and sometimes people just forget about the positive things. I think about what is going on in Japan and how lucky we are here. That shows us that life can get worse. Thank you for sharing. It is very much appreciated. Blessing to you and your family. Debbie

  28. I am grateful I have a loving family. Truly, there are lots of things that everyone must be grateful for. There’s no reason for you to be unhappy. Just look at the bright side of life and everything else will follow. :)

    • Hi Dewey,

      You are right. When we look at what we already have we can be grateful and happy. Looking at the bright side with a positive attitude makes a world of difference.
      Thank you for sharing and blessing to you always,
      Debbie

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