My Booski is here today as my guest.
So you think she is all crazy abi? This post will shock you.
You will see another side of dumebi.
The side of her that justifies her craziness.
Oh but she still added some crazy moments to the post. ..
I’ll let you enjoy Dumebi’s 15 minutes of fame on my fabulous blog…
My life is constantly changing. Some days everything seems to be going my way: I get all the lucky breaks, find money in my jeans pocket, get surprise gifts from my parents, or get a bank credit alert 🙂 . Other days, not so much: someone annoys with me, we lose our money, get into arguments, break my favorite gadget. But since I started keeping a gratitude journal, my attitude towards life has totally changed. Thanks E!
I am grateful for the gifts of gratitude, which are: increased self-esteem, happiness, enthusiasm, peace, and joy. I have them all in healthy doses :d
I’m also grateful for a family that drives me crazy…
from Father to last born. Yes I love my family dearly. I love them so much because they have developed a unique talent that only those closest to my heart possess: the ability to get under my skin & annoy me in ways that drives me to near homicidal states of frustration and irritation. I know it can seem impossible at times to give thanks when you’re on the verge of a family-induced breakdown but it isn’t a pipe dream. Despite my brother’s incessant mean-spirited teasing or my grandmother’s endless nagging about my future and why I’m still single (which thankfully has ended)
, I always smile when I think about them. They do colour my world 🙂
I’m so thankful for the fact that I am continually surrounded by people who love me and encourage me. I cannot even imagine my life without my friends.
Laughter, stories, text messages, and loving me when I do weird stuff makes me love them even more. They are always there when I need someone to talk to and make me not feel so gosh darn crazy for being me. They’re just there, and most of the time, that’s all I need them to be.
I am so overly thankful for food. So many people go without and this is something I never ever have to worry about. Another thing I’m so very thankful for is clean water, whenever and where ever I want it. It’s amazing how many things we ‘have’ that we take for granted.
I’m thankful for push-up bras. Got a shirt from an aunt last week, and I wasn’t impressed when I tried it on. I decided to check it out again before I got naked nd jumped in d bath tub, nd it fitted real good. Push-up bra made d difference. Eseooo Baba!
this may sound extremely “nerdish” to some people, but a good book can change you. It has the ability to take you places you’ve only ever dreamed of and to think of things in a way you never had before.
There is immeasurable power in that. A good book can make you laugh out loud or cry uncontrollably. Even if the read is for entertainment purposes only, we have to be grateful for anything that can take our mind off of this crazy thing called life for a few hours.
I’m thankful for faith.
Faith is what gets me through when some of the others on this list can’t. Even in its abstractness, its power grounds me. It is often times the very last and only thing left to hang onto. How quickly our hands would slip down the rope without the knot of faith to catch us.
I’m very thankful for my kids. I couldn’t imagine a world without children
They are a constant reminder of what is beautiful about the world. There have been days that my family, my friends, and even my faith couldn’t sustain me, but a smile, a laugh, a hug, or an “I love you Miss Dum-Dum” from a child in my class was able to.
Children see the world without distorted lenses and their glasses are always half full. We should all make time to spend time with children in some capacity; they are our greatest natural resource. I love my babies.
(E’s side note: Dumebi is a librarian in an amazing secondary school and all the kids love her crazy. I can testify. It is so beautiful how they do. And she is crazy about them tooo. She throws her life into her job and it is VERY sweet to see her so that.)
I’m thankful for Today. Today is never guaranteed to us, so if we get it, we should be appreciative of it. Everyday, people young and old are not granted this gift. Those of us who are lucky enough to, should treat it as such.
Finally, I’m thankful for Mistakes.
They suck to make, but are necessary to growth. There are not many other things in life that have the ability to change us the way a mistake does. I’m a better, stronger person because of the mistakes I’ve made. I don’t like to make mistakes, but I have to acknowledge that they have led me to this path just as much as my successes. For that, I am thankful.
So, if there are mistakes in this post, forgive me and be happy for me, for I am growing and will be better (if Lady E gives me another wonderful opportunity to be a wanna-be ‘blogger’) :). 🙂
Dumebi my love. My booski of life and afterlife
Btw people did that line on mistakes jump at you as it did me?
“… They suck to make, but are necessary to growth. There are not many other things in life that have the ability to change us the way a mistake does….”
Ok people share your gratitude with us in the comments section.
I thought I’ll add this gorgeous pix of dumebi and I and her momma
Peek our closeup smiles