Thursday, December 16, 2010


No pictures today ~ just words ~ words of gratitude for some wonderful things that happened today!

One of Sonny's customers sent us a gift card along with their check!!  That was very unusual, unexpected and much appreciated!!

My dear friend, Melody, sent me a beautiful Christmas arrangement to say thank you for being an uplifting friend to her!  Now, just guess who was uplifted?!  I love fresh flowers and love to send them to people to appreciate while they are living and  I appreciate these Christmas flowers very much, friend!

I went to a meeting this morning to distribute our Homebuilders Auxiliary auction money ~ we were so glad to be able to help numerous, and I mean numerous, families pay electric bills, buy groceries, gas cards to get to out of town doctors, and coats for kids, ~ the list goes on.   It was wonderful to be able to help so many deserving people due to the generosity of our builder and supplier friends ~ all of them showing their gratitude for continuing business by donating to those less fortunate!  It really is a blessing to be a part of that!

Today, I took son, Tad, to the dentist for a cleaning and a filling ~ he really is quite funny and entertaining ~ out in the lobby, I could hear all the girls laughing and carrying on because he was making them laugh ~ he's quite a schmoozer when he wants to be!  They are all so kind and sweet to him ~ and that means so much to both him and me ~ he was definitely a bright spot in their day, today! And I am so happy that he's happy!

And we got a very sweet thank you note today from Sonny's daughter.  Two weeks ago, out of the blue, she lost her job of 14 years.  She handled it with class and grace and is looking at it as an opportunity ~ she thanked us for being so supportive to her in such a stressful time ~ that thank you meant a lot!

This morning on Good Morning America, they interviewed a new author, John Kralik ~ the title of his book which will be out in a week or so is "365 Thank Yous" about  how writing a thank-you note a day, changed his life!  I'm going to buy it when it comes out!

So, this is my thank you today, to the universe, for some really wonderful, uplifting events that made it a really great day!!  Maybe you will think about the things that uplift you! 

Make today a great day ~ Alice


Lisa said...

I am so happy to hear you had such an uplifting day. We all need those so much. I think that book sounds very interesting. I hope you have a nice weekend. Lisa

Cathy G. said...

Here's another Thank-you Alice for writing such an uplifting post. Would love to read that book.
Cathy G

The Barn Door said...

What a great day you had! The book sounds like something I want to read. Thanks for sharing!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Alice ~
Isn't is great to have such a wonderful day? We all need them!
Thank you, dear friend, for being the wild, crazy person you are who entertains us so well :)
Hugs :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

How interesting and unexpected ~ this post generated thank you's coming my way ~ already it works!!

Kim said...

What wonderful blessings, Alice! All well-deserved!!! The book sounds like one I'll have to look in to!!! Have a wonderful day!

Myglorystars said...

Alice, thank you for your post, so meaning-ful!! And you my friend are alldeserving of it all!!! Merry Christmas Alice, to you and your family!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Alice~I would have to agree with certainly bring an awful lot of enjoyment to all of us who visit your blog..You make me smile and most often laugh out loud..thankyou! Sending you sweet Christmas wishes..hugs~Kathy

Kim said...

I love this post. Isn't it nice when a day like that comes along! I'll have to watch for that book.

Sheila said...

Merry Christmas Alice to you and your family ....thank you for the uplifting blog post. Wouldn't it be nice if the news reported some positive things instead of mostly the terrible nasty things happening. The book sounds like a winner and I too enjoy your blog always, I don't know how you do it all. I know exactly where Sonny's daughter is, I too lost my job of almost 15 years for no reason very unexpected my heart is with her. Hugs!

dulcy said...

Thank you Alice... for always checking in with me, and just about every other blog that I tend to visit. You're a sweet friend, and I love reading about your life!