No doubt, my friends, it is all about GRATITUDE. There are so many people, places and things to be grateful for - sometimes we think of the big things and forget the teeny tiny ones BUT somehow they all fit together to make the whole that is our precious life!! A while back, one of my family members talked about my 'crappy mushy gushy stuff' and I just looked at her!?! What kind of response did that judgmental statement really ask for? Nothing but silence (and a few hurt feelings). But putting those words aside, as I know myself more and more, I do know that I am emotional and sensitive and caring and compassionate. If someone is uncomfortable with those ways about me, well, maybe it is sad for them. I am striving to accepting them for the way they are - though it is so diametrically opposed to who I am! It all goes back to the Suzy Toronto box I got for my birthday - same blood - different planets. But I certainly do sound defensive and I truly want to share my gratitudes because they make my heart feel so much better. We can start with the 'stuff' - the snow blower - grateful that we have it and that Jon bought it for Dad!! Then the places - going out and about and being fortunate enough to appreciate the fluffy white snow (it will be gone by April to be sure!!). A special gift was the sunset at the end of the day. It was once again, Mother Nature at her finest. What I am most grateful for though is the guy/s in my life! I have two of them and they are rather wonderful - they strive to accept my emotionality and offer me love and caring that warms my heart to its core. I just wish I had them in the same place to take a snowy day picture of them together!! Someday...some way...until then - I am thankful for all that they bring to my life. Sentimental? Maybe so, but why not!?! Love to everyone in my life and anticipation of the joy of the meetings that PhotoSchmoozer is yet to have with those not yet in her life. A New Year is coming and doesn't that mean so many more adventures?!? YEAH!!