Friday, 2 November 2012

Thankful

The other day, I noticed Cathy Zielske talking about a project she was planning - a gratitude album for throughout November. I liked the idea but filed it away at the back of my mind; I still can't really get at many of my craft supplies and it didn't quite 'spark' with me at the time anyway.

And then a couple of things changed my mind.

One was this post from Amy. It's always more fun to work through a project when friends are doing it too! And because of poor Amy's recent operation she, like me, is recuperating and the fact that she's choosing to seek out things to be grateful for at such a time reminded me of just how thankful I am for the many ways in which we as a family, and I as an individual, have been helped and supported through a difficult few weeks. Even at the toughest times, there are always many blessings to be found. If I can't see them, it's my fault for not looking hard enough or in the right places! And while it wasn't so much that I needed this reminder in general, it did make me feel more that I wanted to be doing this project myself.

The other? A visit from the lovely Ruth and her fine young man The Boy Child :) They were kind enough to bring along a delicious lunch for us to share (yum!), and the gift of a fascinating Maths book that, coincidentally, I'd spotted in a catalogue yesterday and made a mental note to look out for!


It was so, so good to enjoy the company of Ruth and her boy, and it reminded me once more how fortunate I am to have made several 'real life' friends through our shared blogging.


Time spent with a good friend? And the origins of that friendship? I am indeed most grateful for those things. And that's well worth documenting.

Cathy, looks like I'll be joining you after all :)

12 comments:

Cheri said...

yay! I'm doing it too - as a hybrid 4x6 project - in the process of printing now!

Jo said...

Looks like a great project, I like to find at least one thing to be thankful for before I go to sleep. Great picture of you and Ruth.

Ruth said...

I warned you earlier that I would be blubbing ... I love the connection of the same photo for day 2.
Enjoy the book and, who knows, one day you'll be able to chat about it with The Brainy One ....

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I saw this somewhere in blogland a few days ago and then again on Amy's blog. I'm undecided about a whole month but I have jotted down what I've been grateful for today and yesterday. Yay for meeting up with blog friends x

Amy said...

Look at you two gorgeous ladies! So am so glad you are able to meet up semi regularlay - don't worry Ruth, I'd be blubbing too!

I am glad you are joing in with the thankful project - we really are lucky people, despite our current setbacks! Anyway, setbacks make us stronger!

Karen said...

What a lovely photo of the two of you! I'm doing it as well, but not sure yet how I'll "publish" it. I'm combining it with my Capture 365 project.

Melissa said...

How fun to have a friend over. I'm not doing the gratitude posts but I'm already enjoying reading everyone else's & it's helping me remember to be grateful for the wonderful life we have.

Alison said...

So glad you got to see Ruth and TBC....and we do indeed have much to grateful for in our lives....some days we just have to look a bit more closely than others!
Alison xx

Sian said...

I've just come from Ruth's and I very much enjoyed seeing her pictures of the two of you too. Just lovely!

It sounds like a great class, it has just come at the wrong time of year for me. Not that November is the wrong time for gratitude, it's actually an excellent time for gratitude, but you know what I mean lol

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm following along the with Attitude of Gratitude blog this November - I think the messiness will be the exact opposite of CZ's approach; how fun to see the different approaches!
Rinda

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I've been dithering about the gratitude project thing. I never finish it when I start & it makes me grumpy. But I am already grumpy anyway, so I am dithering. I am enjoying reading about others though.

emhowl said...

That books's in my library book pile, after hearing it on Radio 4.