Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gratitude #1

Last year when I turned 59 I made a list of 60 things to do before I turned 60.  Well life got in the way.  My job become more demanding; there were sickness and death in the family; a trashed rental had to be repaired and re-rented.  As the big day got closer, I got grumpier.  I wanted the day to just pass by without anyone paying attention.  I figured out that it wasn't the number I was unhappy about but that I wasn't were I thought I would be at this point in my life.  I took another look at that list and noticed that I had listed many things I didn't have much control over for many different reasons and really hadn't listed too many fun things (it was filled with things like clean the basement; clean the garage;).  So I decided I needed a new list.  So today on my 60th birthday, I start to list 60 things that I am grateful for.

Gratitude #1

My friends and family who gathered to celebrate my birthday.

There was good food, laughter and I had lots of help opening my presents!

It was a lot more fun than cleaning the basement!


Jeanie said...

It sounds like you have started a great list that is going to be a very full list.
Happy birthday!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Happy Birthday. I loved your idea about doing 60 things before turning 60 but I also turn 60 at the end of March and knew there'd be no time now to try that. I love your gratitude list though and after all you can also write a new list of 60 fun things to do this year-I will do that myself. Have a great day!

grammy said...

Oh my goodness!!!
Clean the basement....
girlfriend....go on a cruse or have a fun over nighter somewhere. The basement just gets dirty again anyway (o:
Happy Birthday!!!
Looks like it was Great.

Dawn said...

Good ideas, both! Anything is more fun than cleaning the basement! I am making progress down there, a bit at a time.

Anonymous said...

Good friends and family....very nice way to celebrate. Wish we could have been there to celebrate YOU! Love you, LA

Tonja said...

I have never minded any number before...but I am really dreading 60. So I can relate to what you are saying. But here's hopin it's a wonderful year full of great occassions to celebrate! Blessings!