Good morning to you. Have you started this day with a grateful heart? Come on now, even those trials can be turned so that you have have an attitude of gratitude. So, even if you wake up with aches and pains, at least you woke up.
Recently a dear family friend told me that if there were people/friends that I had lost touch with, that I should do whatever I could to do to track them down and reconnect with them. His words have echoed through my mind so much since September and I've begun doing just that. I had a best friend in elementary school named Corrine and I haven't yet been able to find her, probably because I don't know her married name. I did make a call to someone whose name was the same as her moms, left a message explaining the situation but never heard back, but at least I gave it my all. I won't pay for one of the services that will find your lost friends so I have to do the research myself. I had another friend in high school that I was really close with, in fact she was matron of honor at my wedding and somehow over the years we dropped out of touch with each other. So yesterday I spent some time on the web and was able to track her down. I decided to give her a call and what a wonderful conversation we had. She filled me in on her life, her sons and what she is doing and I filled her in on mine. In fact, when I am back in California in Feb. I plan on getting together with her, even if it is only for coffee. She emailed me that our reunion is long overdue. I have friends from many different times in my life and I cherish each one. I tend to stay connected with those I'm close with but life happens and sometimes you just drift away from each other. I'm glad I followed through tracking this girlfriend down and I can't wait to see her.
I'm thankful that I feel better and don't think the cold will linger. I'm thankful that there was no snow of the ground this morning. I'm thankful that hubby and I are having a date today, movies and dinner. Don't know what we'll see but it will be fun just spending time together plus we have gift certificates for both the movies and a restaurant so it won't cost us anything.
I am so thankful for the bonds of friendship I've made with you. You guys just bless my socks off!
Remember when you start to grumble to just give thanks in the circumstances regardless of what you feel like.
Try it, it works; life doesn't suddenly get easier but the going gets better.
Hugs today, Noreen
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