What I am grateful for this morning- July 20, 2012

  • Coffee- iced in the summer, steaming in the winter, milk, cream, or black.ย 
  • Cats- I’ve been getting a lot of cat hugs lately… sweet little critters.
  • Early mornings- I truly love the calm, peaceful early mornings. The birds chirping outside my windows, the sun gently shining through the trees, the light dew glistening on spiderwebs and plants.
  • My new friendship with Genevieve, and her blog “Genny’s Adventure” (see previous post).
  • My best friend “A”- I can’t imagine what I’d do without her.
  • My love- emotional, beautiful, wonderful, trying, uplifting, all-encompassing.
  • My art, poetry, journals and blogs- expression is so important.
  • The gorgeous house I might be moving into soon- no guarantees, but it is perfect and I am hoping it will work out.
  • My jeans- silly, I know, but it’s extremely difficult for me to find jeans that actually fit my body type and then I finally found a pair recently! There’s just nothing like that perfect fit. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • The Daily Challenge-ย http://www.meyouhealth.com/daily-challenge/ย I stumbled upon this fun site and have enjoyed it every day. The “challenges” are simple and fun, and the people on the site are positive and nice.
  • Clean water- Since the storm that hit last month, my well water hasn’t been safe to drink, but FEMA and various charities and churches are providing people in my area with bottled drinking water.
  • FEMA and all the other disaster assistance- So many people have come from all over to help the storm victims here. I was fortunate enough to only have my water affected by the storm, but there are many people here who have lost everything. FEMA and everyone involved in disaster relief are giving people food, water, clothing, toiletries, housing assistance, employment assistance, and anything else that they might need. Not to mention the rescues and shelters that were provided in the beginning. Luckily those are no longer needed. All of the people involved in assisting the storm victims deserve so much recognition and appreciation.

6 thoughts on “What I am grateful for this morning- July 20, 2012

    • Indeed. It’s a good reminder when we’re feeling down or having a bad day. Life is good and there is so much to be grateful for. Sometimes it’s hard to remember or see that in the midst of a struggle.

  1. First of all, I am incredibly grateful for you too. Secondly, I am sorry to hear that you ever needed disaster relief, but am glad they are coming through for you. What storms were you involved in? Are you wanting for anything?

    • Thank you very much. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have you seen anything in the news about the tropical storm Debby? That’s the one that hit us here in Florida. Personally I was extremely fortunate through the storm and the only thing I’ve needed from the disaster relief is clean water! I am very grateful because I even had some close neighbors who had to be rescued by canoe from their homes. My heart really goes out to all of them. It’s just awful to see the houses with water up to the roofs. FEMA has been simply wonderful in aiding the victims, though, and I think everyone is getting the help they need. I cannot express enough how impressed I am with FEMA and everyone who has come here to help the victims. I went to FEMA with a friend who was flooded out of her home the other day, so I got to see exactly what they’re doing for people. I might post a blog about it actually.

      • You should! I would love to hear about how they helped. I am so glad we have such immediate and responsive disaster relief. I am also glad that you didn’t have much damage, you only need water.

      • Thank you! I’ll work on the blog today or tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ My area of FL hasn’t seen flooding quite like this in many, many years (if ever), so it was a real shock for us, but the response and assistance came quick. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, and my water issues aren’t even a big deal because I’m moving very soon. That will make me happy, too, because I kind of feel bad for taking water from FEMA and the charities. It’s in such high demand right now, FEMA and some grocery stores have run out of bottled water! They’ve assured me, though, that there is plenty to go around and more coming in for everyone.

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