Sunday, February 15, 2009

Remembering to be grateful

I haven't written a lot lately because I haven't been thinking many deep thoughts that should be published for anyone to view. I still don't have much by way of smart or funny to say, but while I'm feeling it, I'm going to make sure it's written down for posterity.

I am very grateful that we moved to Florida. The sunshine does wonders.
I am so very grateful for Angie. It's great to have a friend here, and one who knows me from back when I liked me, and yet was crazy enough that not many others did. It's like that saying "We'll always be friends because you know too many of my secrets" or whatever. She knows I'm a weirdo and still seems to not mind my company! Thanks, Ang! ;-)
I am grateful for Facebook. I hope I don't annoy too many people, but it's so nice to be able to keep in contact with so many people in one place. Not to stalk or anything, but just to be able to say that you still care about them and wonder how they're doing. And to show that stupid thoughts from high school can be overcome and we can really forgive those old things...well, most of them. And to remember that so many people had/have a part in your life.
Sometimes, when you move so far away, your world becomes very small and you become very insignificant. You feel like you don't matter. And when someone requests to be your friend, it just makes the day a little brighter. And you feel like maybe you aren't such a piece of crap, after all (or at least you weren't once upon a time). And when someone accepts your request back, well, that's nice, too. I've actually been blocked a couple of times. I know. I admit it. But oh well. At least 185 people didn't hate me enough to say "no".
I am grateful to my new co-working friends. It stinks that some of them have already left my life, but it's nice to know that I have gotten to know these wonderful people and that they try to include me in things and are happy to see me. I hope we can keep in touch, even after we part ways, if we have to part ways.
I am grateful to everyone who comes to visit. We miss you all, and it means a lot to be able to see a familiar face.
I am grateful that my kids still want to be with me after I kicked them out of the grocery store.
I am grateful today to just be. And that's not always the case, so I thought I better write it down.
Thanks God, for letting me be.


Gracie said...

Those are lovely and fun things to be grateful for. I think u're lovely and fun, too!

Lana Baker said...

Hey, Katie~I have facebook now, too. Friend me so we can keep up!I am Lana Mae Baker.