Happy Wednesday friends~ It is outdoor Wednesday and after I walk Hunter, we are having a girlfriend over who is bringing her sweet little "teddy-bear" bichon mix named Winnie to play. Hunter and Winnie are fast friends and Winnie is even more submissive and shy than Hunter, but I know they'll have a wonderful time running in the yard-hopefully pics to follow.
Last night hubby & I were talking with some friends about the new cars that are coming out etc. and I found myself saying things like "when our ship comes in"...in regards to purchases down the road. We all have these conversations about what we will do when-you fill in the blank..."the economy improves, the real estate market goes back up etc etc.". Later on, while trying to drift off to sleep I realized that my motto over the last five years has been to adopt an attitude of gratitude and to find contentment daily; however when I thought about my comments, it didn't sound like that to me. I also remembered again, that when we focus to much into the future-when things are easier, better, we have more ________, I am missing so many blessings that are right in front of me today. I don't know what my time frame on this earth will be and I don't want to miss any joy because I'm waiting and hoping that next year, something will be different. I just heard about a dear blogging friend who passed away last week from cancer and I can tell you that yesterday my heart was breaking for the family of this friend and for those of us in cyberspace who had grown to love Kary. I know that her husband would give everything he has to bring her back and so many understand this because they have walked through this journey. I don't want regrets that I should have told someone that I loved them, I should have spent more time with them, I should have slowed down enough to let them know how much they mean to me. I guess you might say I am again looking at how perishable we all are and realizing that each hour is a gift; we need to use it wisely.
In case I haven't told you I love you and value your being in my life, consider yourself told!
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