Thursday, April 2, 2009

Appreciation




Appreeeee-sheeee-a-shun! Don't you just love the way that word rolls off your tongue?


I drew the appreciation card this morning:

"Appreciation is the secret to life. Become a person who appreciates and you will thrive; you will fulfill your reason for being."


I appreciate my flowers, and my camera to photograph them.

I appreciate my hot cup of coffee - every morning.

I appreciate my morning shower.


I appreciate the sun rise of a beautiful spring day. Today it will be 13 C! I think that's somewhere in the 50's F.


I appreciate my family and friends. And the blogging community.


Hope you all have a wonderful day. I appreciate having you in my life!

21 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Wendy, what a neat post... We all have so much to be thankful for, don't we????? Even when life is rough--we have those special people who make us smile. That's APPRECIATION.
Hugs,
Betsy

amelia said...

And I enjoy being in your life!!!

You are a lovely person and this is a great post!

BTW, I love my morning shower too!!

amelia said...

Also, as strange as it may seem, I've always been grateful for toilet paper when I need it and a tissue for when my nose runs!! Nothing as bad as having a runny nose in a supermarket and nothing to wipe it with!!!

Wendy said...

Hi Betsy, yes we do. And I love drawing a card for the day. It always brings my focus back to good feelings.

Hi Amelia, thank you for your kind words. Well, I've never thought about being grateful for toilet paper, but you are 100% right! In other countries they don't have any.
Runny nose? Ah, just use your sleeve! LOL!

Robbin'sMama said...

Great post. I need a wake up call on appreciation now and then.

Ruth said...

A great list...we should all make one!

Wendy said...

Hi Robbin's mama, thanks for stopping by. I needed that wake-up call too!

Hi Ruth, that was just the beginning of a list. I wanted to go to my daughter's house this morning, so cut it short!

Rose said...

And WE appreciate you, Wendy, for reminding us that life is so much better when we appreciate all that we do have. Have a great week!

beckie said...

Wendy, you are such a dear to share your appreciation. I love your flowers-spring beauty!.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm looking forward to my cup of coffee tomorrow!

JeanMac said...

Hey Wendy! Nice post. I appreciate you so much. Love J

Grammy said...

Aw, we are on the same wave length. You just did a thankful Thursday post. I like that meme it reminds me to be thankful every week. Big hug have a great weekend.

Mimi said...

What a great post, Wendy! HUGS!

Q said...

Dear Wenndy,
The attitude of gratitude has made a huge difference in my life...
I appreciate you and all you kind words.
Thank you!
Hugs,
Sherry

Abba's Girl said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful post. I appreciate you!

Annette

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy.....and we appreciate having you in our lives.....

It is good to take time to appreciated the everyday things....they are often the most important...

Love your pretty flowers......

Wendy said...

Thanks everyone. Looking forward to reading all of your posts and seeing more spring flowers.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Wendy, even if your weather isn't quite Spring yet, the inside of your house is! What lovely blooms!

I think appreciation or being thankful is so important. It seemed in my life, when I stopped looking at all that was wrong in my life and started looking at all the little things that were right, I began to appreciate just how blessed I was/am. As a naturally pessimistic person, I need reminders such as your blog to give me a nudge every now and then! Thanks! I Appreciate YOU!

Hugs,
jenny

Wendy said...

Hi Jen, oh, it so easy to get into fretting about what is wrong with life. After all, it's the thorns in our sides that draw our attention - and they hurt!!
I have always been a naturally optimistic person, until my hubby's illness. Then I changed. Now I need to get back to the way I was. Blogging helps tremendously.
I am glad you stopped by today.
Hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Wendy,
I am following your beautiful fairy blog and I am looking at this one now! You are so creative with the post. Let me ask you, where did you find the image of the little fairy door on this post? It is darling!

I hope all is well. Anita

Wendy said...

Hi Anita, thanks for your kind words. The faerie door I just googled!