gratitude for the small things

I am blessed. I am much to be thankful for. This includes the following:

I woke up, healthy and mostly happy
I my nitro who loves me, no matter what
Its a nice morning outside
I have a supportive family
I have coffee! Yay caffeine!
I have help from my PA. Thanks to her I can have a clean house!
I have running water, so I can shower!
I have clean clothes
I have food to eat
I am able to read and learn!
I have my blog family love you all!
I have all of my friends on and offline!

Love to you all, on this Friday! There is so so much to be thankful for this morning!

I got nominated for volunteer of the year!

so I found out yesterday that my supervisor nominated me for volunteer of the year. Our local volunteer centre holds a competition each year and crowns the volunteer of the year and the organisation that they volunteer for gets recognition and I think they also get some money and then the person who wins gets a trophy and a certificate and there is a day out at a posh hotel and food and all that sorta thing.
I would so love to win! But just being nominated is awesome too! Just the fact that she thinks I am worthy of the volunteer of the year is huge to me!
I will keep you all posted! I am not sure when the competition is over and when the winner will be announced but I think its going to be soon!
fingers crossed but even if I dont win I am so thankful to just be nominated!


Paying me compliments

I went back to work today after a few days off. I had been off last friday, and then again on tuesday.
I got my list of clients to call, and the very first lady I called, said something very beautiful to me.
I said hi to her, and asked her how she was.
she said she was ok, and then she said, are you? I reassured her that I was.
Then she said, I thought you’d quit working for friendly call!
I missed you when you werent here last week and I thought you might have given up your job!
As if! I didnt say that to her though.
I just thanked her for the kind compliment that she’d missed me.
Its so nice to know people think of me when I am not there.
She was one of two clients today who said they thought of me last week, as I usually call them on fridays.
What a nice feeling to be thought of! I must be making a difference in their lives, and for that, I am so grateful!
I was delighted to be back at work! I missed not being there!


Who won the week? 8-25-19

I am participating in Fandangos prompt again this week, the who won the week prompt!
Fandango says the following about the prompt.

The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who you think won this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.


So for me this week, the person who won the week is none other than my PA Frances. She won this week for two reasons. Number one, she always brightens my day, and lifts my mood. She comes in, we chat and I really enjoy our long convos. She cleaned my house this past week from top to bottom. Without me telling her what she needed to do, she also took time out of her day when she wasnt working with me to go pick up my meds, and bring them to me. She also went to the store to get me a few things I needed, again on her own time, and I was very grateful that she did that for me. So thank you, Frances. She doesnt read my blog, but I still wanted to acknowledge her. I wanted everyone to know what a great PA she is. I think she does a fine job and she’s a great person to have as a PA.


Another mystery blogger award!

Thank you, Dr. tanya from Dr. Tanya at salted caramel for nominating me for an award!
I am very very grateful and I thank you kindly!

Dr. Tanyas blog is amazing! So go check her out!

So what is this award? A mystery blog award!

Now, whats the Mystery Blogger Award?

Its an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion. ~ Okoto Enigma

Five Questions For The Nominees Of This Award

1. How old is your blog now?

This particular blog I started in 2015, but I’d been blogging before then, on another blog, my first blog post on wordpress was in January 2012.

2. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

I enjoy the comradory, the friends I’ve made are all amazing and I love that I am also raising awareness of mental illness, disability and other related issues too!

3. How important do you think Social Media is for the success of a blog?

I dont think its that important. Most of my readers come from wordpress itself, not from facebook or twitter but I do have my blog linked to both places.

4. How would you define a sucessful blog? In other words, what do think a successful blog looks like?

Lots of engagement, comments, likes, but especially comments on posts, engagement, its keye for any blog to do well. If a blogger doesnt respond to comments, they’re blog will flop.

5. Funny/Weird Question: if you were a superhero, what superpower would you like to have and what would you do with it?

I’d love to be able to become invisible! That would be cool as then I could listen in on conversations and stuff without being seen!

Here are 3 things about me!

1. I am an early riser and a night owl!

2. I love windchimes! I have a few pairs in my house!

3. One time when I visited america, I went in a walmart and came out with a bra that I forgot to pay for, oops!

My 5 questions for my nominees are:

1. If you could spend a day doing what you wanted, what would you do with your day?

2. What time do you usually wake up at?

3. Sunny weather or cooler weather?

4. what toppings do you like on icecream?

5. Funny question, whats the silliest dream you ever had?

and now on to my nominees!

I nominate:

nova of novas namaste online

Erika of share your light:

trina of its good to be crazy sometimes

Michie, of only michie

and lorraine fover at

congrats to you all I hope you’ll accept the nomination!


gratitude post

I felt like doing a gratitude post this evening. I have a lot to be grateful for. I am so thankful my life is going relatively smoothly. Thank you universe.

In no particular order, here is what I am grateful for today…

my dog, he’s been a tremendous support to me lately. Life would be so much worse without him in it.
a shower…I love hot showers, at my parents I was able to take one each morning, it was bliss.
Body lotion, I love my rose scented lotion, it reminds me of Eileen. My friend ray gave it to me. Thank you ray! Its almost gone now though, time to get some new lotion soon!
Journaling…blogging is something I really enjoy. The support I get from you all means the world to me. I am so grateful every day for all of you. You’ve all become friends, and are like my own family. Blogging has helped me enormously and it helps me cope. I look forward to updating the blog each day.
Sunday dinner that my dad cooked…my dad is a great cook. Today he made us ribs. It was nice to eat with him. I enjoyed our sunday lunch.
cooler weather. It rained here today. It was nice to get cooled off. I was indoors when the rain fell, so I didn’t get wet. I enjoyed listening to it bouncing off the windows.
the fact I get to stay home tomorrow. I am very happy I don’t have to go out tomorrow. Unless I choose to go out to my friends house, which I may do, we’ll see what tomorrow brings, if not, I will just enjoy a relaxing day at home, do things I love and chill out.

what are you grateful for today?