Thursday, September 21, 2006

On My Desk

Apparently you're supposed to do this gratitude thing every day. It can be anything from Chocolate Chip Ice Cream to World Peace (don't hold your breath). I'm going to throw you a few pics from the rotating group that grace my laptop's desktop every day in lieu of a wordy list.

So, uh, yeah, more than 5 and a sort of odd grouping


  1. Okay - I get it now! Oprah says:

    "list five things that happened this day that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change your perspective of your day and your life. If you can learn to focus on what you have, you will always see that the universe is abundant; you will have more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough."

    It's the "THIS day" that was important for me to understand. These gratitude items don't have to be big, monumental things - they're supposed to reflect the things that happened TODAY. It's okay to be grateful for my toaster! PHEW! That takes some pressure off!

    It's only 8.05 in the morning, but here's what I'm already grateful for:

    1) my gizzy (aka Sidekick II cellular phone). It has a lovely alarm feature that can be set to any volume (or simply to buzz) and wakes me very gently. Love that.

    2) fuzzy socks. I bought a pair at Eddie Bauer Outlet yesterday and they're just yummy.

    3) this was in my last list, but I'm really, really grateful for it: hot water in the shower. I'm headed up to wash as soon as I hit "log in and publish" here.

    4) the new tv season. We watched the newest CSI last night (and WHY was there no mention of the whole Grissom / Sarah thing?! It's what we've all been waiting all summer for!) and have the new eps of Grey's Anatomy and ER on the TiVo.

    5) my cats. I have four of them - Te, Bear, Toeses and Small One - and I love them all. With the advent of cold nights, they've started coming in before we go to bed and staying in all night, and when I went in to love my sleeping babies goodnight last night, Small One was curled up with Punkin' between her knees and an enormous stuffed dog that takes up residence at the foot of the bed. We were all safely tucked in. I love that feeling.