Mar 2, 2016

What Are You Grateful For....

Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned
 into family, dreams that turned into reality, and likes that turned into love...

Woke up not feeling that great this morning.  I am getting the cold.  Feels stuffy and with a 
headache that just does not quit.  First cold for the year, and hopefully the last.  Never a good 
time to be "sick" but especially when we will be on the road soon, and visiting my family. 
 Hopefully Arvid does not get it because he usually gets it close to a month.  Horrible!
Whenever we go to Norway, Arvid gets the cold.  Even summertime. 

Busy day here for us.  Yesterday Gabsy, our nephew turned 18.  Arvid and I met when Gabsy 
had just turned 2.  Where have the years gone by and so fast?  I am just happy, and grateful
 to be a part of my nieces and nephews lives.  They all know that I am always here for
 then for anything they may need.  Yes, life has given me so many good things.

Above gabby was just 10 years old.  They lived in San Antonio, Texas, and Arvid and I went 
visiting.  We visited them at least once a year and many of those times we surprised them.
This year Gabby graduates from High School, and starts college.  Time waits for no one.

I have my good moments and I have my not so good moments.  Like everyone. Yesterday 
I was in my closet, and saw the empty space that used to be one of Brutus' sleeping spots. 
 Imagine how that made me feel.  Before you knew it my day was shadowed by grief.

Good morning everyone.  Make the day count and always remember to ask yourself,
"what am I grateful for today?"  life is hard, but we make the most of it.  I am
 grateful that we had Brutus for 9 years. He made ours lives and us better,
and I miss him so very much.  I am also grateful for Shadow.

Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! 
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them...