Sunday, November 28, 2010

A beautifully lived Sunday Nov. 28, 2010

Why beautifully lived you may be wondering? That is what happens often when you are intensely grateful for all the blessings that you have. That's when you acknowledge them and how you came to get them.

Sometimes it is so grippingly obvious that you have had so much good in your life. Even the tough times are good and I have had a lot of tough times. I still do. I just don't particularly talk about them except sometimes along the very edges. :-) That's just me. But yesterday was another day when I was, to use that word again, intensely aware of all the good in my life. I count the tough times, as I said before here as part of the good for they made and still make me strong. The harder times have brought great compassion to me and more caring and awareness.

The best of times can be counted in the numeral three. My three sons. I have already spoken of that many times and I will spare you that again (until Mother's Day..then, you're mine!)

Man, it is beautiful out there..frosty and cold with a paint-box blue sky and sharp outlines of the tree limbs with their sheltered squirrels and birds in them.

Here is the sky from September to enjoy !!


  1. I sure did like your thoughts here, Carole. And the "3"? Oh yeahhhhh, that was so good!
    I have to tell you, I fairly swooned at the last sentence: "...frosty and cold with a paint-box blue sky and sharp outlines of the tree limbs with their sheltered squirrels and birds in them." That was really picturesque and beautiful. I loved it!
    Well, here comes a new week and lots to do. Most everyone around here is already putting Christmas stuff up. I hate being last so maybe I need to do something soon, we'll see. It's still a tad early for me.
    XOXOXO always

  2. Thanks for stopping by and visiting. You sure have a nice blog! I'm happy that I have lots more good times than bad times these days. My happy seems to come in fours...Sisters Sascha, Gracie, Zoe & Dolly!!!

  3. It always your mind are click back to ages ago
    AFTER you have had a wonderful time:-)
    Sometime just looking at them how lucky to have them as same time I wish stay with as much long as I can and never wanted leave them.
    I think all parents are the same:-)
    The photo of sky that make you a little easir feeling?

    You has been very well Sis! I sure you have a hard time for looking after three kids with work not easy one.
    Hope some bright news coming in your way Sis!
    at means time enjoy with Miss Catt.

  4. Yesterday.....Saturday? Wouldn't have anything to do with your "BIG ORANGE" kicking my Wildcat's Butts for the 26th year straight....and finally becoming Bowl Eligible?

  5. Gods finger print Carole. I love it.
    Thank you for your kind words. They are carried in my heart and will be with me for a very long time.
    I love you dearly Carole.
    There is that common bond that will not break between so many of us and it has to be made by God alone and I know its Gold.
    Be back in a few days time or when I feel I can.

  6. Beautiful post. Would that we had more days, or even moments, like that. :-)

    I start the day with gratitude, consciously, but admit that it's probably only one day in five that I really FEEL soul-deep gratitude. At least at 4AM, trying to crawl out of bed. LOL.

    I have to say that I have lived a very sheltered life: at least sheltered from violence and crime, from the "tougher" things in life. And while my childhood wasn't particularly happy and had its difficulties, I didn't think much about suffering until my mid-late 30s. It's been through my own personal suffering that compassion for humans has been born, so my struggles have given me that gift, in particular.

  7. Wonderful post. To be aware of your blessings is the most comforting thing. Your blog was very beautifully written!

  8. This time of the year especially brings thoughts of where God has brought us and we know even in the hard times He was watching over us. So we've been blessed beyond measure.Lovely sky in your photo. I have my webcam on the sky here, just loving how the clouds move.

  9. Yup that's the kind of day it was around here on Sunday except it wasn't frosty. That was today.
    It is the time of year to reflect on the good things in your life. If I ever start to feel sorry for myself I think of all the people I see picking through the trash for soda cans and I realize that I have a warm comfortable home and though I'm not rich I have some money and don't worry about where my next meal is coming from. I have a lot to be thankful for.

  10. What a wonderful title...beautifully lived. Needs to be our mantra for every day. I really believe the tough times help us to be more thankful for the good times. And to be more considerate and compassionate towards others. We all have so much if we just take time to see it.
    Big hugs to you, my friend!