This has been a great project for me to work on these past few months. I have so much to be thankful for!
However, life has become busy once again. And as I think of the things that are closest to my heart right now I realize that many of them are things that I don’t care to share publicly at this time. I think I recognized that after my last post.
The moment something becomes a “have-to” rather than a “want-to” it becomes a burden. So while the gratitude goes on, I am taking a break from this blog and will be back when I have things I want to share (and when I have time!)
I am thankful for those of you who have been reading my entries!
I’ve started this gratitude post a number of times today. Each time I start I have stopped and started over again.
I decided that today’s piece of gratitude is supposed to be mine alone.
Call me silently grateful…
We tend to forget things we should be thankful for until they are gone.
This week we got hit with the coldest cold wave I could remember in Northern Colorado. Temperatures dropped into the negative TEENS. It was COLD!
That’s why it felt like a heat wave today when the thermometer hit 31 degrees today. I can’t tell you how thankful I was for our so-called “heat wave!”
I am hoping we have seen the worst of winter. Bring the Spring!
You’ve heard the expression of not being able to see the forest for the trees, right? I think sometimes we get so caught up in what is taking place in our lives that we need someone who is not emotionally involved to help us see clearly.
That’s where trusted advisors come into play.
Whether they be for personal reasons or business reasons, it’s a good thing to have people who can be objective and provide wise counsel. I am experiencing this in more than one area of my life. For these people, I am grateful.
A couple weeks back a friend sent me a link to a site that has become a daily staple for me. DamnYouAutoCorrect.com features hilarious screen shots from people’s iPhones.
Warning. Some of the unintentional instant messages sent are foul. However, because they are unintended they are very funny.
I’m thankful for my daily dose of laughs from this site. Enjoy.
I recently heard a song on the radio that really spoke to me. It’s all about how God takes the pieces of our past and makes them into something new. I hope it encourages you as much as it does me!
I am so attached to my iPhone. I’m not saying I couldn’t live without it. But I sure do depend on it quite a bit.
Today my iPhone turned into a brick. One moment I was texting my wife. The next moment… nothing. I couldn’t get it to turn on. I couldn’t get it to charge. The dark screen mocked me as if to say “now what, sucka?”
I held down the power button for at least 30 seconds hoping to see some signs of life. Still nothing.
So I drove to the AT&T store and handed it to a rep. Within 30 seconds my phone was booting up. The rep told me that sometimes the iPhone locks up like any computer. You have to hold the power button AND the round button on the front at the same time to get it to hard reset.
I’ve been accused of being a computer geek, but I didn’t know about this. Needless to say, I am very grateful that my iPhone isn’t a brick.
Everything in life seems to come in seasons. Some seasons go by quickly while others last for a long time.
I’ve been running an online business for over fifteen years, and I’ve accumulated a bit of intellectual property. I am moving my business in a new direction and am gearing up to sell off some of this intellectual property. This consists of websites and software applications.
Sometimes we need to let go of the old in order to make room for the new. I’m thankful for this change in seasons and am hopeful that all will go smoothly as I seek the right buyer for my things.
I recently dug up all my old VHS, S-VHS and Mini DV video tapes that I have shot and collected over the past 25 or so years.
I decided it was time to transfer them all to DVD. These videos contain silent movies from my childhood, memories of the early years with my wife, my kids being born and growing up, and cherished friends and family members.
We live in a wonderful time where we can have videos of years gone by. I don’t expect you to come over and watch home movies with me, but I am very grateful that me and my family can revisit the past and wax nostalgic.
I recently watched the film, The Bucket List, for the third time. If you haven’t seen it, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are men both dying from cancer. They become best friends and decide to live out their lives doing the things they always wished they had done. Time is short, so they create their list of to-do’s in order to squeeze the most out of life.
It’s hard to watch this film and not want to create your own bucket list.
That’s precisely what I did. I’ve got about 53 items on my list right now. And I’ve managed to cross a few of them off in the past couple months.
The list acts as a motivating, goal-setting device, and it also helps me keep my focus on what is most important to me. I also discover new things about myself as I add items to the list. Don’t worry. I’m not planning on skydiving in this lifetime. Just because it was in the movie doesn’t mean I want to do it!
But it does help me get clarity on what I am all about and what my hopes and dreams are for this life. I’m not sure how many days God has in store for me, but I am making it my goal to take advantage of every one of them.
I’m thankful for my bucket list that helps make this possible.