Me and my musings: A Journal

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Zeesi, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Zeesi

    Zeesi Junior Member

    December 16, 2016

    Well, this is a gorgeous time of year. It rained a lot today. I love the rain:happy:. I love the cold weather that the month of December brings.

    I feel blessed, I have challenges on my mind as well. As a woman, I always wonder why "they" say men love a challenge:shifty:.
    Me, I think I kind of like things to go smoothly and easily, but I'll be the first to admit that throwing a challenge in the mix can stir me into action.

    These days, I want to focus on feeling grateful. I love having a feeling of gratitude, because it is better than feeling ungrateful, and therefore not feeling like anything is enough, not enjoying what you are blessed with.

    Recently I read a quote somewhere that said something like: what if, when you woke up tomorrow, you only had ownership of the things that you were grateful for today. I don't remember the exact words, but it was something like that. I thought that was very clever, whoever thought that up. Makes one think, doesn't it?

    That being said, I think I shall start a gratitude journal as well:).
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  3. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Apparently feeling grateful makes us feel happy. I've tried it and I think it works. I've been in quite a grumpy mood before now and then done the 'counting little fingers' senario that puts things into perspective.
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  4. Zeesi

    Zeesi Junior Member

    I agree with you here, feeling grateful and (I think, more importantly) acknowledging that we actually have a lot to be grateful for, can do wonders for the psyche.
    It's the whole 'is the glass half-empty, or half-full?' attitude.
    Years ago, I printed out a poem of sorts (I guess one would call it), called "Attitude". It said that one's attitude toward something makes a huge difference.
    Life tends to work with you or against you, depending on how you look at things.
  5. janemariesayed

    janemariesayed Junior Member

    Normally my mind goes with the thought half full. Even when there is only a quarter left of milk in my cup, for example, I am happy because there is still enough left to enjoy. It is a different story with coffee, though. When I check my cup and there is only a quarter left I think, 'oh rats, it'll be cold now and I wasted it.
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  6. Zeesi

    Zeesi Junior Member

    Coffee:) :hungry: :woot::woot: :singing::singing::singing::singing: :kiss:!!

    I rarely have the blues when my coffee gets down to a quarter cup and gets cold, because I tend to be a 'coffee refresh' queen:joyful:, lol.

    If there's a bit of cold coffee left in my cup, I either:
    A) put it in the microwave and reheat it
    B) heat up some water on the stove and add more heated water, coffee, sugar and milk to the cold cup
    C) add ice to the cold coffee and top it off with milk to make myself some sort of iced-coffee drink, or
    D) put it in the refrigerator to come back to it later and drink it some other time using one of the above 3 methods:hilarious:.

    Other people might find my make-shift coffee drinks kind of gross:yuck::nailbiting:, but I adore them, lol:). Every now and then, I'll get rid of cold coffee, but most of the time, I like to try to find a way to recycle it and drink it. At any given time, you can look in my refrigerator and see 3 or 4 different cups of coffee that have various amounts of coffee in them.

    Have you tried any of the Starbucks instant coffees?:singing::kiss:

    What do you think of Folgers coffee:nailbiting::sour:??
  7. Zeesi

    Zeesi Junior Member

    February 24th, 2017

    I feel grateful being able to post in this journal:).
    Been having some computer problems, and I've been being really spoiled about the whole thing (spoiled as in: not taking
    every opportunity to use a computer whenever I can just because I can't use my own computer whenever I want).
    I feel grateful for love.
    I feel grateful for patience.
    I feel grateful for family.
    I feel grateful for good music:headphone::singing:.
  8. Zeesi

    Zeesi Junior Member

    March 13, 2017

    I feel grateful for love.
    I feel grateful for joy.
    I feel grateful for the spirit of gratitude that exists in the world.
    I feel grateful for music.
    I feel grateful for faith.

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