100 lb. Club - An attitude of gratitude....Month of November.




Beverlyjoy
11-01-2010, 02:04 AM
No matter what is happening in your life. . . lots of good things or not so good things - there are always things for which you can be grateful. It always puts life into perspective!

Please feel free to join in. It feels good.

Studies show that this daily task can have a positive impact in your life ! :D:D


Ruthxxx
11-01-2010, 08:11 AM
Today I am grateful for:
- Beverlyjoy who consistently posts and keeps me thinking
- Halloween is over and the goodies are gone
- new day, new week, new month
- I finished my quilt and started cutting for a new one
- Jazz acted like a perfect angel in Church yesterday
- the houseplants are now indoors in the plant hospital
- frozen mango and yogurt with ground flax - a new discovery

Beverlyjoy
11-01-2010, 08:17 AM
- every day is a new beginning and with it comes gratitude for any willingness to keep trying.

- Halloween candy gone

- so good to spend time with my family over the weekend

- back to my comfy chair - I do love that chair!

- family, friend, you all, music, cell phone, fb, internet


time2lose
11-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Today I am especially grateful for:

* Beverlyjoy for starting the Nov. thread

* I got through Halloween without eating any candy. I thought that it would be out of sight when I got up but was disappointed to see the bowl of leftovers on the kitchen table this morning. I left a note for DH and DSs that if it was still there when I get home tonight, it will go in the garbage. I feel sure that it will be gone. :)

* That I live in a land of plenty even though that plenty made plenty of me.

* Comfortable home

* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-01-2010, 10:49 AM
Since I have been absent for a few days I went to the October thread to read what has been happening. Reading this thread is also inspirational. I saw where someone CLOSED the thread...which is great for me...because many months I have had to have someone come and lead me to the right month! :D

Today I am grateful for:


Beverlyjoy that starts this thread every month
the inspiration this thread provides
my sister now understands that VA is where she needs 2 B
the willingness to TORPEDO unhealthy foods
quiet of home

Gale02
11-01-2010, 11:46 AM
Today I am grateful for:

- No Halloween candy in my tummy and none left in the house
- 2 healthy, happy little boys who make me laugh
- A Hubby willing and able to work so that I can stay home with my kiddos
- Hot showers on a cold fall morning
- That the black eyeliner for my costume came off my cheeks! :)

bonnie2009
11-02-2010, 12:16 AM
-A new month to start with a clean slate
-another beautiful fall day
-HOPE
-family
-friends
-my dogs
-increased confidence

Beverlyjoy
11-02-2010, 07:45 AM
- I stayed in my calorie range yesterday - am grateful for that.

- family feeling better from their colds

- healthy food in the fridge and pantry

- Halloween candy temptations are gone, gone, gone

- family, friends, YOU all, music, internet, FB, cell phone

Ruthxxx
11-02-2010, 08:06 AM
- my latest quilt was a huge hit at the meeting
- despite a 6 hour quilt meeting, my dogs were fine on their own - no puddles
- I have a bouquet of deep red and gold heuchera leaves on my table
- figured out the WSIB report
- I started the piecing for the crib quilt for Danielle
- Helen gave me several quilting hints yesterday when we worked together
- frozen mango - my new addiction

Gale02
11-02-2010, 11:20 AM
Today I am grateful that...
... I get to stay home and raise my kids
... I have good friends to spend time with
... I have the resources and ability to lose weight
... Jesus is my savior and I don't have to live in fear or shame anymore
... someone invented FB and 3FC... love it! :)

cathydoe
11-02-2010, 12:23 PM
One big gratitude to chat about today. My life seems to have become overwhelming. This morning I had a mini melt down in bed before I got up. I was crying and praying and asking for help and I didn't know who to call or what to do. After I got up I went about my day and had decided to do what was in front of me and I was making plans. As I poured my bowl of cereal the phone rang. It was Monica, a gal that works for me, and she wanted to know if I had anything for her to do on the "time clock" ... they didn't need her at work but she needed the $$. Do I need her help? Thank you dear Lord for sending her my way and for the luxury of being able to pay her and keep her on the time clock. I get her for 2 hours and I am ever so thankful and grateful!!

MysticBliss
11-02-2010, 01:50 PM
Today I am grateful for...

My 2 boys, the best kids ever.
My wonderful chef husband who made me an awesome low cal, thin crust, veggie pizza for dinner last night.
The 6 lbs I lost last week.
Having found 3fc.

bonnie2009
11-03-2010, 03:59 AM
-Beverly Joy for opening this thread each month-thank you.
-another beautiful fall day
-some projects completed
-family
-friends
-HOPE
-work

Ruthxxx
11-03-2010, 06:15 AM
- little miracles - like Cathydoe's yesterday
- Claire and Rob for sorting out all the Fair schoolwork for return
- Natalie, my assistant curator, who is back from her honeymoon
- sweet doggage
- Heather and her boys who are coming for a "family" dinner on Saturday
- my warm winter jacket and gloves

Beverlyjoy
11-03-2010, 06:17 AM
I am so glad more and more people post at the gratitude thread! Daily gratitudes have part of my life for 12 years. It really makes a difference, I think.

- I made it through yesterday with a healthy day...kinda squeeked through, but I made it.

- library levy passed last night

- our new furnace is keeping us toasty

- having enough

- my family, my friends, 3fc friends, music, internet, FB, cell phone

Gale02
11-03-2010, 12:14 PM
Today I am grateful for...

... my toddler who went on the potty this morning for the first time! Woohoo!
... my DH working so hard so that I get to stay home
... DH starting his Master's program soon, which means there's an end in sight
... having a house to take care of
... the resources to eat healthily and get out to exercise

cathydoe
11-03-2010, 01:24 PM
How did November get here?


courage to step on the scale this morning
courage to say out loud I have gained 8 pounds
wisdom to ask God for strength
sunshine and the leaves that fall slowly to the ground
my sight, my hearing, my laptop, 3FC, dear friends, dh, Bessie, Colleen, Monica, AND indoor plumbing that works!

bonnie2009
11-04-2010, 12:00 AM
-visiting with my Uncle
-family
-friends
-Brownie and Blackie, my dogs
-roof over my head, heat, water
-this website
-HOPE

Beverlyjoy
11-04-2010, 07:10 AM
- willingness to try again

- Pt - hoping it will help my foot (formerly know as the good foot)

- even though I am very weary of my health/foot/feet problems- I am trying to find a way to cope these challenges - am grateful for the willingness to not give up (what's my choice,really?)... even when I just don't know exactly what to do.

- family feeling better from their colds

- friends, family, my fsf sisters, music, faith & prayers, FB, internet, cell phone

- DH's forever positive attitude

Ruthxxx
11-04-2010, 07:53 AM
This morning I am grateful for
- remembering to take my pain stuff last night so had a good night's sleep
- discovering the accounting problem in the payroll deductions and knowing how to fix it
- avoiding the Chinese Buffet in town yesterday
- Donna who comes to clean this morning
- Claire who has organized the 926 pieces of Fair school art ready to return
- Terri who cleaned the dead flowers out of the 18 village flower barrels yesterday

cathydoe
11-04-2010, 12:41 PM
Right this very minute I am grateful for:
sunshine
willingness to put one foot in front of the other and to remember that I have 2 good feet
my two good feet - SERIOUSLY - I need to remember how fortunate I am to have what I have!
quiet of home
my gift of "chit chat"

Gale02
11-04-2010, 02:58 PM
Today I am grateful...

... for my weekly Bible study, those ladies are a really amazing group of people
... that it's Thursday, the hardest part of the week is behind me
... that my son woke up feeling better this morning after being sick yesterday
... that my DH works so hard and I get to stay home with my kids (this appears daily, I know, but I'm so grateful for it every day!)
... that I have good friends to go through this motherhood journey with

bonnie2009
11-05-2010, 02:57 AM
-work
-optimism
-my dogs
-my house
-my family
-my friends
-HOPE

Beverlyjoy
11-05-2010, 06:12 AM
cathydoe - I am grateful that you have two good feet, too! Foot/ankle problems are the pits.

- staying within my food plan yesterday...I am grateful

- Physical Therapists had some helpful suggestions

- the internet and the wealth of information that is at my fingertips (along with many friendships, too!!)

- willingness to meditate yesterday.

- my family, my friends, you guys!, music, cell phone, FB

socalfelicity
11-05-2010, 06:15 AM
-the support of 3FC!

-being able to lose weight and get healthy

-having fresh food available at the supermarket

-having clean drinking water

-having shoes to wear and clean clothes

-knowing that i am going to get to my goal because i believe in myself

Ruthxxx
11-05-2010, 07:42 AM
Today I am grateful for
- coffee on this cold morning
- my warm robe and slippers
- my sweet and affectionate dogs
- making progress on the deskwork
- being able to make the time for my own quilting
- laughter with Claire and Rob

saram
11-05-2010, 08:58 AM
I am greatful for:
- Blue Dimond Butter Toffee Almonds - only 35mg sodium!!
- SnapFitnes - 24 hrs of cardio bliss
- Sugar Free Jello Pudding snacks - 50 calories and I get a chocolate fix
- Progresso Lite Soup
- mini baby carrots - YUM
- Cheap Wal-Mart jeans - so I don't have to wear saggy butt pants because I can't afford to buy awesome new clothes for ever size I drop and they have a pair for $12
- my family - they are always awesome

cathydoe
11-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Today I am grateful for:


$$ for payroll
sunshine and a GREAT 7 day forecast
this list maker...so fun!
FRIDAY!
Monica, Colleen, dh, Heidi, Bessie, 3FC, heat, socks, quiet of home, and the list goes on!


So VERY MUCH 2 B thankful for today and everyday!

Beverlyjoy
11-06-2010, 06:41 AM
- I stayed on my plan yesterday - I am always grateful for this.

- healthy food in the house

- I've been doing my exercises...grateful for the willingness

- bag of frozen peas and my heating pad

- my family, my friends, you folks!, music, FB, internet

- warm blankets

Ruthxxx
11-06-2010, 07:04 AM
Today I am grateful for
- my purple wool coat which I will need on Sunday
- being asked to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony - see above
- my woodstove which will be in use tonight again
- deciding not to go to town yesterday because of the rain and cold
- making headway on the Mill accounting workload
- finding all the documentation for the grant to the Football Club
- making progress on my newest quilting project and loving the bright colours

cathydoe
11-06-2010, 12:14 PM
Today I am grateful for:

lunch with one of my high school teachers who is now my dear friend
sunshine
my wonderful dh who doesn't complain about my messes
the WEEKEND
the healing of prayer

Ruthxxx
11-07-2010, 07:33 AM
This morning I am grateful for:
- a lovely evening with Heather and her boys
- my dogs who entertained the boys a lot last night while H. and I talked
- a day without rain in the forecast
- lentil soup ready for lunch
- feeling in control of my day

Beverlyjoy
11-07-2010, 07:50 AM
- a healthy food day...am grateful for that

- my kids had a fun weekend

- getting information I need

- love hearing the children playing in the neighborhood

- cable tv

- hoping

- family, friends, you all

- FB, internet, cell phone

cathydoe
11-07-2010, 12:45 PM
Today I am grateful for:


sunshine
Sunday Paper
my laundry room
prayer
friends

Jojo381972
11-07-2010, 01:49 PM
hey my gratitude friends!

Today I'm grateful for,

-sunshine that makes me smile
-boy friend who makes me smile
-family that makes me smile
-friends and 3fc who motivates and inspires me.

freakumdress
11-08-2010, 12:11 AM
-My husband and son
-My family
- even though i dont have perfect health, I am thankful that is till have a chance to make it better, grateful for the breath of life
-grateful that I have a sound mind
-grateful that I have not gotten any of the other diseases associated with PCOS

Beverlyjoy
11-08-2010, 06:22 AM
- ate healthy yesterday! :)

- seeing pictures of my family, friends and their family's on Facebook. Very joyful to be able to see new baby's, Halloween photos, and other pictures of their live's I know I would never see if it was not for Facebook. :D

- DH - some of the same things for 33 years drive me nuts (LOL) :dizzy: - but, also the same and more wonderful things endured too.

- my seniors are all healthy for being in their eighties :)

- family, friends, you guys, music, FB, internet, cell phone

Ruthxxx
11-08-2010, 07:01 AM
- friendships and being a part of the village community
- Rob's purple fun shoes that he wore to Church
- lentil soup after a chilling hour at the cenotaph
- finishing the centre part of the new crib quilt
- warm mittens
- feeling more on top of things than I did at this time last week
- a week of sunshine and above normal temperatures coming up

time2lose
11-08-2010, 09:56 AM
* cathydoe for caring
* Overall good health - in the midst of aches and pains, need to remember that they are nothing life threatening
* Healthy grandchildren
* More than enough
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-08-2010, 11:05 AM
* cathydoe for caring
Ah, how sweet to mention me!!

Today I am grateful for:


the color yellow, I hope you can read this...this color reminds me of the sun shinning in the window
doggie nose prints on the window
energy to accomplish what needs 2 B done
an extra hour of PLAY TIME
3FC and the friendships I have made and the super duper support system

Creeech
11-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Today I am grateful for clementines and pumpkin spice oatmeal, because they are oh so yummy! :)

Ivo4Life
11-08-2010, 06:43 PM
I am grateful for:
- Waking up this morning in good health
- My son and daughter waking up this morning with good health
- My BF for waking up this morning in good health
- the jobs that GOD provided us
- My parents being alive and well
- The roof over our heads
- The food that we get on our table
- Above all, Jesus dying on the cross for us.

Beverlyjoy
11-09-2010, 05:29 AM
- yesterday I ate in my plan - I am grateful. I was willing to eat foods that wouldn't upset my tummy.

- PT went well

- my pretty pictures on the wall that I look at all the time as I sit in my comfy chair.

- patience through the uncertainty

- my family, my friends, 3fc, music, FB, internet, cell phone

Ruthxxx
11-09-2010, 07:21 AM
- making progress on some of the accounting workload
- an hour of quilting
- laughing with Claire - we need to do that more
- having a truckload of greenery for decorating the village
- Terri and Marilyn will help with the village decorating
- sunshine expected again :cb:
- delicious broccoli soup - and some left for today!
- three new sweaters arrived from Sears

cathydoe
11-09-2010, 12:15 PM
+ sunshine (the weather folks say our WONDERFUL weather is limited)
+ quarterly BUG MAN was here...sorry spiders!
+ NEW telephone by my desk
+ prayer
+ calmness with my sister

vdander24
11-09-2010, 01:20 PM
Hellol everyone! Here is what I am grateful for....


- I am grateful that I am Healthy all things considered.
- I am grateful that my family is healthy
- I am grateful that I am so involved with my niece and nephew as they continue to frustrate me and amaze me and entertain me every day!
- I am grateful that the love of my life could care less about the number on the scale but is genuinely excited to see me be happy and healthy
- I am grateful that I have this opportunity to get some order in my life
- I am grateful that I found 3FC to come and learn about my body mind and Spirit

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!!

time2lose
11-09-2010, 03:16 PM
* My friends here at 3FC
* Family
* Good job
* Warm sweater
* Indoor plumbing, 3FC, cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
11-10-2010, 06:09 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful

- willingness to cook healthy

- music, music, music

- the nicest call from my cousin - out of the blue

- my family, my friends, 3fc, FB, cell phone, internet

- faith I will know the right thing to do when the time comes

- DH

Ruthxxx
11-10-2010, 08:03 AM
Today I am grateful for
- a sunny day with above freezing temperatures
- Jazz who was an absolute star at pet therapy yesterday
- getting over half the school prize envelopes done
- straightening out the Mill tax receipts mix-up
- brighter mornings - for a while
- the Village planters are nearly finished and look good
- coffee

time2lose
11-10-2010, 12:26 PM
* Beautiful weather
* Get to see my baby granddaughter tonight
* A nice boss
* Health insurance
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
11-11-2010, 06:12 AM
- willingness to keep trying

- music

- my little sweet neighbor, Kara, colored a picture for me and brought it over yesterday. It was so dear.

- DS spoke to a class at the university and it went well

- friends, family, 3fc, internet, FB, cell phone

Ruthxxx
11-11-2010, 08:11 AM
Today I am grateful for
- another sunny day
- finishing the school prize envelopes
- time to do some quilting yesterday
- my dogs who are consistently happy and delighted to see me
- my friend Linda who is feeling better after six months of major health issues
- mu own relatively good health

cathydoe
11-11-2010, 12:45 PM
Today I am thankful for:


I was born free
the folks that have served or are serving in our armed forces
dh is off today and home with me
patience
prayer

Arctic Mama
11-11-2010, 11:12 PM
Today I am thankful for:

My healthy body!
My awesome husband who is so considerate and helpful.
My three beautiful children.
Staying on plan.

Jojo381972
11-12-2010, 01:37 AM
Today I'm so grateful for:

:) my friends throughout the world and for the great support I give and get from them.

:) my family who is helpful and supportive.

:) my health that I cherish everyday and try to improve on.

:) fall, crisp weather

:) getting moving

:) hope, dreams, and goals

Beverlyjoy
11-12-2010, 05:55 AM
- yesterday I stayed on my plan - am grateful for that

- willingness to take medicine when I need it even though it makes me feel whoosey. It's only temporary (grateful for that too)

- my friend, Mimi, came through her surgery well

- talking with so many friends on FB about my dad's pictures of WWII.

- my family, my friends, 3fc friends, FB, internet, cell phone, music

Ruthxxx
11-12-2010, 06:39 AM
- another two sunny days coming up
- Paul popped in yesterday and will start his ToDo list next week
- nice visit with Claire after her doctor appointment - all good news!
- Barb picked up the books for tonight's book club meeting
- found the solution for the diningroom table problem

cathydoe
11-12-2010, 01:50 PM
SUNSHINE :sunny:
starting to talk about food issues again :cp:
the weekend is so close and we are going OOT :cool:
my laptop :comp:
capris...I will miss you! :D

Ruthxxx
11-13-2010, 07:55 AM
Today I am grateful because
- I did not drink wine last night - just diet gingerale
- my water softener and dishwasher are installed
- Doug picked up the old dishwasher to take to recycle for me
- another sunny day!
- I got more quilting done yesterday despite all the people in and out of the house

Beverlyjoy
11-13-2010, 10:22 AM
- a healthy day yesterday - I am grateful

- getting OK to put my orthic in the brace - should help overall

- hearing from DS. I always love that.

- patience

- my family, my friends, 3fc, music, FB, cell phone, internet

cathydoe
11-13-2010, 11:04 AM
dh and I are going OOT for the night
heat from the furnace
a good nights rest
prayer
so MANY things to be grateful for BUT especially this moment when I take time to review my thoughts and actually reflect on what an awesome life I have been given

time2lose
11-13-2010, 12:21 PM
* Ability to change
* More than enough
* Aleve
* The ease of finding out nutritional information in today's world
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
11-14-2010, 05:33 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day - I am grateful

- my CD player

- willingness to meditate - it always makes me feel better

- talked to my sister yesterday

- my family, my friends, 3fc, music, FB, internet, cellphone

Ruthxxx
11-14-2010, 07:41 AM
- my life is getting way too busy but I realize I need to fix it
- serving at the Oak Leaf dinner yesterday was appreciated
- fun breakfast with Donna and Ted
- the current Victoria's Quilt is nearly all quilted
- finally finished the Bingo report to City Hall

time2lose
11-14-2010, 03:24 PM
* Church family
* More than enough
* Good books
* Energy
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
11-15-2010, 05:42 AM
- I stayed within my plan(just barely)...so grateful.

- my family had a fun weekend!

- the warm blanket my friend made for me

- my comfy chair

- family, friends, 3fc, music, FB, cell phone, internt

Ruthxxx
11-15-2010, 06:13 AM
- finally finished the Village planters!
- sweet Doug put my snow tires into the car for me - I can do it but he does it easily
- nice chat session at Church yesterday morning
- Bob had me test and critique his new pizza - very small sliver
- Margo called and we had a good chat - I miss her now that the boating season is over
- I can see the surface of my desk

time2lose
11-15-2010, 10:00 AM
* Yesterday was totally on plan.
* This weekend I made progress on my clean out the house project.
* USA, my country
* quiet morning
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-15-2010, 11:03 AM
WONDERFUL weekend getaway w/dh
lots and lots of laughter
safe travels
Heidi is home safe
more than enough

time2lose
11-15-2010, 11:27 AM
I want to add an additional gratitude today. I heard from 2 of my adult children that they narrowly missed being in car accidents this weekend. I am very grateful that they were safe.

Beverlyjoy
11-16-2010, 06:05 AM
timetolose - so glad your children are OK! (such a scary thing)

- I stayed on my plan yesterday - I am grateful.

- my loving family

- my silly grandson

- thinking of family coming home for Thanksgiving is making me grin

- my friends, 3fc, music, FB, internet, cell phone

Ruthxxx
11-16-2010, 07:51 AM
- another day without rain or snow
- I have snow tires installed and new brakes
- although my day's plans were smashed up, I did get good things done
- Barb brought me a poinsettia because she knew I've been feeling down
- resolved some anomalies in the school work prizes
- cooked a proper dinner - hard to do when you are by yourself

cathydoe
11-16-2010, 10:36 AM
Today I am grateful for:


sunshine
great turn out at CFK meeting
Leanna
spell check
more than enough

cathydoe
11-16-2010, 10:37 AM
I want to add an additional gratitude today. I heard from 2 of my adult children that they narrowly missed being in car accidents this weekend. I am very grateful that they were safe.

Thank you for sharing with us...I am very grateful they were safe too!

time2lose
11-16-2010, 12:41 PM
* Last night I saw a posting on the local new's web site about the accident (several car pile up) that my son narrowly avoided. To avoid getting hit, he left the Interstate, crossed over a ditch and actually ended up on an on-ramp. He is fine. One other person was killed and another is in critical condition with others injured. It was a close call and I am very grateful that he is fine and am praying for the others.

* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Beverlyjoy
11-17-2010, 07:03 AM
- yesterday was a healthy day- I am grateful.

- a nice and healthy lunch with my mom yesterday

- my helpful neighbor, Alexandra

- keeping it honest when it would be 'easier' not too

- my family, my friends, 3fc, music, FB, internet, cell phone

- a wonderful talk with my son on the phone - so nice

- I love fairytales - it will be so fun to see Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

- lost two pounds from last Wednesday

Ruthxxx
11-17-2010, 07:29 AM
I am grateful that
- I was able to clear off the hosta bed yesterday
- my leaf blower does a super job
- Leanna is still living next door - I was worried there had been a break-up
- Mark finally cleared the gutters
- Doug has the lights done at the Church for this weekend's concert
- Terri gave me $500 for the Food Bank from the motorcycle club

time2lose
11-17-2010, 10:57 AM
* Coffee
* Facebook - great for finding long lost friends
* The ability to change
* Prayer
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-17-2010, 11:01 AM
gloomy days make me appreciate the sun more
in house washer & dryer
good nights sleep
donations for Christmas for Kids
my lap top in my quiet world of home

kerielaine
11-17-2010, 11:12 AM
This wonderful website!
Feeling motivated for the first time in months.
That I'm alive and well.
For family and friends.
For the guy in my life that helps me see that I'm beautiful, even though I don't feel beautiful.

Beverlyjoy
11-18-2010, 06:13 AM
- waking up with a willingness to keep trying again and willingness to make a plan

- our new furnace warms the house up so quickly

- sure do love my heating pad and bag of frozen peas for my pieces and parts

- DH's good job- so grateful. He loves what he does and they love him.

- next week family is coming for Thanksgiving - smiling just thinking of it

- my family, my friends, 3fc, FB, internet, cell phone, music

- daily gratitudes - I manage find them even when I wake up kinda grumpy or feeling blue

Ruthxxx
11-18-2010, 07:27 AM
Beverlyjoy, your last gratitude is also one of mine. Doing this daily gives so much perspective.

I am grateful for
- being able to afford to fly west to visit my DD (today!)
- receiving $2400 in donations to help the Soccer Girls clear the Sweden trip loan
- laughter - last night's Judge Judy just tickled my funny bone
- Barb's poinsettia which gives me a warm feeling every time I look at it
- my crazy Christmas cactus which has set buds after nearly freezing to death on the porch last week
- my new dishwasher which does a terrific job

cathydoe
11-18-2010, 10:54 AM
Amen to Beverlyjoy and Ruth for the gratitude comments AND Ruth...my Christmas Cactus is blooming and beautiful. I am so happy!!!


2 beautiful blooming Christmas Cactus's in different colors
Bessie and her long nose that makes me smile
taking time to stop and reflect on what I have to be thankful for
a new gift program to sell for my business
living in a small community where I can call a plumber or electrician anytime and I can trust them (had 2 do both yesterday)

time2lose
11-18-2010, 01:42 PM
* Got through the MRI this morning without sedative
* Having a Harry Potter marathon with DD and DS this afternoon
* Sitting on the floor playing with my granddaughter
* My dishwasher
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

Jojo381972
11-19-2010, 02:44 AM
I'm grateful today,

:) for this wonderful thread and reminder from all my 3fc friends on gratefulness.

:) grateful for amazing friends and family

:) grateful for a big loss this week that was unexpected

:) grateful for my health, and body that keeps me alive

:) grateful for the kind soul who returned my lost purse today

:) grateful for hope, joy, and love

Beverlyjoy
11-19-2010, 06:29 AM
- willingness to keep trying - every day is a new beginning. I ate in the middle of the night. I am feeling alot of stress and having a hard time sleeping. I will plan for a healthy day.

- DS got a job - we all are so grateful.

- still pretty leaves left on some trees.

- my comfy recliner

- my family, my friends, 3fc, music, FB, internet, cell phone.

time2lose
11-19-2010, 10:37 AM
* A fresh start everyday
* More than enough
* My vision
* Good books
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-19-2010, 11:46 AM
:happ3: the sun is trying to come out tomorrow
:sunny: dh is home and we are getting ready to go OOT to my sisters
:cheer2: payroll is done! (and $$ in the bank!)
:broc: Plumber is suppose to come today!
:coffee2: more than enough

kerielaine
11-19-2010, 11:56 AM
I'm thankful for:
-my family and friends that have been supportive and encouraging on this jouney.
-3FC!!!
-being able to return to college.
-got out of my marriage in one piece. Today is the day the divorce is official.

Beverlyjoy
11-20-2010, 09:04 AM
I am feeling very down... I will try.

- family soon

- DH's positive attitude

- weather looks clear around here for holiday travelling

- DS found a job

- I will find my PMA (positive mental attitude today,even if I have to kick myself)

- my wonderful seniors

see...there are always things for which to grateful, no matter what...

cathydoe
11-21-2010, 12:58 AM
Sorry you are blue Beverlyjoy

Today I am grateful for:

+ safe travels
+ finding receipts
+ leaving 30 minutes before my goal time! :D
+ new contacts for my eyes
+ clean motel room
+

Beverlyjoy
11-21-2010, 06:48 AM
Thanks, Cathydoe.

- I have a tummy ache- why is this a gratitude? Because now I don't feel like eating ...I am grateful for that.

- the house is all cleaned for company coming. God bless my DH who loves to clean, too.

- exciting college football games yesterday ...Fun.

- my family, my friends, 3fc, FB, music, internet, cellphone

- long talk with my sister yesterday via the cell phone

CourtneyDaisey
11-21-2010, 08:19 AM
Today I am thankful for...

-the fact that my husband does have a job, even though it keeps him away from home for 10-12 hours every day.
-losing 30 pounds
-having two days off next week from work

cathydoe
11-21-2010, 09:53 AM
God bless my DH who loves to clean, too.
GOD BLESS Beverlyjoy's dh!!


travels to see my sister and her family
a warm, cozy, & clean motel room
my dh
more than enough
an opportunity to relax

Ruthxxx
11-21-2010, 01:22 PM
- a reminder to do this from dear Cathydoe
- feeling lots of love and family warmth
- the fact that my DD and I are such good pals now after a very stormy period of many years - she ran away from home at 15 and sort of disappeared
- having financial resources to travel out here in comfort
- getting my Christmas shopping done to be wrapped and left here instead of mailed
- my grand daughter Jessica wants me to meet her first boyfriend and thinks I'm "cool". Is that still a good thing?
- Christmas turkey yesterday
- will be cooking a gourmet meal this afternoon with my SIL Prince Dave

Beverlyjoy
11-22-2010, 04:36 AM
- willingness to try again ... every day is a new beginning

- fall garden clean up - dh did such a good job

- music

- soon I'll see GS

- my family, my friends, 3fc, FB, internet, cell phone

cathydoe
11-22-2010, 11:06 PM
save travels 2 TN
spending time with my sister and her hubby
WONDERFUL play last night "It's a Wonderful Life"
having the opportunity to relax
my sister is a SUPER cook...having great meals!

Beverlyjoy
11-23-2010, 04:36 AM
- despite a sore ankle & a twisted knee on my 'good' foot/ankle leg along with an upset stomach (nerves) I got the go ahead for my surgery next week. I want to put myself in a bubble.

- out of town family will be here today

- yesterday I did not overeat

- support from my family and friends

- my family, my friends, YOU all, FB, music, cellphone, internet

cathydoe
11-23-2010, 10:55 AM
Today I am thankful for:


my niece Leanna arrives today
spending time with sister
great laughs with family
Colleen
Tedra to take care of Bessie

Beverlyjoy
11-24-2010, 06:43 AM
- willingness to keep trying - every day is a new beginning

- so fun to have GS here- he is so joyful!

- DS's positive approach to life

- slept better last night

- my family is here and more to come

- my friends, music, FB, cell phone, internet

- Threefatchicks! - you all

Ruthxxx
11-24-2010, 11:43 AM
- home safely after a cold and snowy trip out west
- my SIL Dave who is my DD's rock - what a man!
- Paul who put up shelves when I was away
- being able to persuade my ailing PC to work this morning again
- actually losing some weight on vacation !!!!!
- buying and wrapping presents while in Nanaimo and leaving them there
- a good few days reconnecting with my daughter and grandchildren

cathydoe
11-24-2010, 11:47 AM
Ruth made it home safely
Leanna & David made it safely
we had a very enjoyable evening with family
being with family but also getting alone time with dh
it's the HOLIDAY's - Oh what FUN! And oh so much to be grateful for!!!

cathydoe
11-25-2010, 08:05 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am thankful for:


Everyone arriving safely
we lost power after the important things were cooked!
a yummy Thanksgiving dinner with a twist...no power
the power came back on
many laughs and love with family

Jojo381972
11-25-2010, 08:10 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American neighbors!


Today I'm thankful:

-for a relaxing day off (not American but work with Americans and get a stat holiday today)
-for my parents who are so helpful and giving these days.
-for my health
-for 3fc, facebook, and cell phones
-for my gym

-

lottie63
11-26-2010, 12:58 AM
I am so happy to have you guys. :)

Beverlyjoy
11-26-2010, 08:05 AM
- a wonderful time with family yesterday

- willingness to plan for a healthy day today.

- Alex, Meg and Mike

- NOT shopping today - looks kinda crazy out there! (shoppingabout done - grateful for that!!)

- family, friends, 3fc, fb, internet, cell phone

- music

cathydoe
11-26-2010, 01:25 PM
Today I am grateful for:

the time with family
our Thanksgiving dinner was not harmed by the electricity going out yesterday
playing cards and laughing with niece and nephews
overall we are all very healthy
3fc

time2lose
11-26-2010, 04:34 PM
For the last several days I have been grateful:

*That everyone got to their various destinations safely
*That I am spending time with my grandsons
*To see my brother again
*My parents are well enough to travel here
*The realization that food is the least important part of this holiday week
*My 3FC friends
*More than enough

Ruthxxx
11-26-2010, 05:19 PM
Somewhat down today because of a friend's husband's attempted suicide (not expected to live) but ...

I am grateful for
- having the Wise Men costumes ready in time for an early rehearsal
- the Red Wise Man's crown is fine so I am not making another today
- bare and dry roads for driving
- my car's heated seats
- my brand new drive on my PC and all my old stuff is still there!!!!
- Karen, my guru, who walked me through the new set-up via phone
- corned beef in the crock-pot which is scenting my house this cold afternoon
- my collection of Christmas earrings which keeps me focused on the season
- herb tea and the local paper to read right now while I cuddle my dogs
- this thread!

Ruthxxx
11-27-2010, 07:37 AM
Feeling pretty down this morning but ...
- still grateful for yesterday's things
- the woodstove held its heat overnight making the back room cozy for coffee and early news
- a great catching up conversation with Rob that ended in laughter
- the people of Delta people who are being so supportive to Joanne
- receiving two big cash donations for the Food Bank

Beverlyjoy
11-27-2010, 08:11 AM
- willing to think about planning

- connecting with friends (current and from the past) via Facebook.

- son, dil, gs

- still willing to learn

- my family, my friends, you all, internet, cell phone, music

Ruthxxx
11-28-2010, 08:49 AM
Today I am grateful for
- a good sleep
- finding some cookies in the freezer for Church coffeetime today
- survived five hours of cold in the Mill doing tours last night
- being able to plan the next four weeks without the usual panic
- being in good voice for The Silent Night Project (http://www.anglican.ca/silentnight)
- getting another large donation for our Food Bank

Beverlyjoy
11-28-2010, 09:23 AM
- another day..another food plan & that willingness

- good visit with my cousins last night. I ate healthfully at the restaurant. I wish my mom felt well enough to come too. Afterall - these cousins are her age and are only in town once a year.

- college football outcome that I like

- hopefullness

- family, friends (that care), friends from long ago and how they help to shape my life, you all, music, internet, FB, internet

cathyo
11-28-2010, 12:43 PM
-that I made it through the 4 day weekend of food temptations without gaining a single pound!
-that yesterday I managed to get the love blocks made for the quilt a bunch of us are making for a friend
-that tomorrow everyone goes back to school/adult day programs, so that I can finally have the peace and privacy to workout!

Cathy

cathydoe
11-28-2010, 11:16 PM
making it home safe and sound
home
Bessie
the wonderful Thanksgiving with family
my brothers comments

Jojo381972
11-28-2010, 11:28 PM
Ruthxxx, sorry to hear about your friend's husband. :(

Today I'm grateful:

:) For an amazing afternoon and dinner with family
:) Being back in Canada at this time of year
:) My giving mother and father
:) 3fc, facebook, and cell phones
:) hope
:) loose jeans
:) supportive friends

Ruthxxx
11-29-2010, 08:15 AM
Wade died on Saturday night and so did my friend LindaBC! I am searching for things to write this morning but ...

I am grateful for -
- having had lunch with Linda a week ago when I was in BC
- a comforting chat with Rob last night
- being able to sleep finally
- my sister who can say the right thing to make me feel better
- being alive and healthy

time2lose
11-29-2010, 10:22 AM
Ruth, so sorry to hear about your friends. I just said a prayer for you and the families.

time2lose
11-29-2010, 10:26 AM
Today I am grateful:

* That my entire family got back home safely
* I am up only 4 pounds this morning, knowing that most of that is water from travel but also knowing that I can lose any real fat
* The comfort of a healthy routine that I will fall back into
* Great coworkers
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-29-2010, 02:19 PM
Ruth, so sorry to hear about your friends. I just said a prayer for you and the families.

Me too Ruth. So very sorry!!!

cathydoe
11-29-2010, 02:21 PM
home sweet home
Colleen
being able to wear contacts so I can see when I wake up in the morning
hope
more than enough

Ruthxxx
11-30-2010, 07:59 AM
Today I am grateful for
- being alive
- my wee lit tree on the back deck - just for me!
- two supportive phone calls from Joy and Heather last night - nice!
- finally getting a bit of Christmas enthusiasm

Beverlyjoy
11-30-2010, 08:04 AM
- willing to plan today

- keeping it simple

- friends that care

- supportive DH

- crossing things off my to do list

- my family, friends, 3fc, cell phone, music,internet, FB

time2lose
11-30-2010, 09:10 AM
* Yesterday was totally on plan
* Met my deadline yesterday
* A good night's sleep
* The holidays
* Family, friends, indoor plumbing, 3FC, Cell phones and Internet

cathydoe
11-30-2010, 10:15 AM
today is the last day of November and I remembered I need to go to a new thread tomorrow :D BUT will I remember tomorrow!
I met a deadline yesterday too
Colleen!
All the CFK volunteers
quiet of home