Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Poor Me...A Tale of Gratitude

Hello Bloggie Friends,

I have been feeling every so slightly put upon lately.  Not horribly, but just a little whiney.  Not enough time to devote to my Etsy shop.  Poor me...Not enough time to make art.  Poor me...House always needs cleaning.  Poor me...Summer is going by lickety split and I feel like I haven't soaked up enough of it.  Poor me...Not enough time to do my blogging (reading or posting)...yep, you got it...POOR ME!

So today, I was walking to work on a particularly lovely summer day here in Colorado.  I'm lucky that I get to be close enough to walk to work, especially on a perfect sunny day, not too hot, not too cold, but like Goldilocks said, "just right".  As I walked, I passed all of these gorgeous flowers on my way and had to catch a shot with my cell phone.  That's pretty awesome.  I also ran into 2 neighbor friends and got to exchange a few words with these lovely ladies on my way.  That made me smile.
When I got to work, I passed by a couple of our beautiful statues at the hospital.  Pardon the glass glare as they had to be encased to protect them from vandals (UGH!).  Glass and all, I find them so beautiful and serene.  Hard to be in a bad mood when looking at these precious, almost life sized figures.

Playing with my phone editing.  Not too bad for a quick effect...

The color of the Madonna's cloak is just the same as the robin eggs we have in a nest out in our hanging geranium plant on my back porch.  LOVE it!

When I got to work, I opened up my office and was greeted by the roses I'd brought in the day before.  They smelled SOOOO good.

How can you not smile with these pretty faces looking up at you?

By the time I put my purse down and got ready to get busy, I was feeling pretty darn happy and blessed.  All of this attitude enhancing goodness AND did I mention that I got to work right on time?  No more "poor me's" for this girl.  I'll get to the stuff I need to do when I get to it.  It will get done, even if not as soon as I would like.
All in all, I'd say I had a great start to my day and the rest of the day was not too shabby either.  I hope you take the time to notice the goodness all around you.  It'll change your life...or at least your day!

Until next time,
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  1. What's the name of that rose please?

    1. Thank you for taking the time to reply. I do hope it's Geoff Hamilton such a lovely, gentle man should have a rose as stunning as that named after him. (He was a BBC gardening presenter who died unexpectedly.)

  2. God is always giving us such lovely gifts to brighten our world.

    Glad you "stopped and smelled the roses," so to speak.

    Look what it did for your spirit that day!

    Lovely post - made me happier just reading it. Thank you.

    Have a wonderful remainder-of-week, too! Keep up that smilin!!


  3. You are so right. I often wonder why I can't get sewing projects done. I don't have a real job. I just take care of the kids, make dinner, clean the kitchen...and the days keep going by feeling like nothing got accomplished. It is a good reminder to see all the good and pretty things I am surrounded with...and thank God for my blessings! Enjoyed your post :)

  4. What a lovely post so right. lovely pics x

  5. A lovely reminder that there is beauty all around us to see every day and to enjoy every moment!


  6. Wow, those roses are amazing.

  7. I think if I'd just do one thing per day; a chore I'm putting off, a creative venue, something different, etc., my days will be better.

  8. You made me smile...that is a good thing, too!♥♫

  9. No more pity, just a party. How lovely. Needed to hear this today, thank you!

    Blessings, Theresa @ Finding Grace, Going Mobile

  10. Words of wisdom Judy! It's so nice to see your post. I think we all feel a little 'poor me', especially when it comes to feeling there's not enough time for everything. You've shown what it means to enjoy the moments we do find in our days. Thank you!


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