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Friday, 10 December 2010

This week I'm grateful for...

1. The friendship of generous and talented people, which transcends geographical distance. A poet and old friend writes a beautiful book, then thinks to send us a copy. (There's a poem from it in The Guardian here).

   ...and this week I got out the decorations box and unpacked the Christmas CD sent to me last year by everyone's favourite singing blogger.

2. My home. Hearing life stories written by homeless shelter users last week snapped things right back into perspective. What on earth does it matter if the kitchen floor hasn't been cleaned?


3. Birthdays. Raise a glass for me this weekend, would you?

For more gratitude, visit Maxabella Loves.

36 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday for this weekend :)

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  2. Consider the glass lifted and have a super Birthday!

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  3. Happy birthday to you! And you are so right about the floors... x

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  4. Happy Birthday and so love your list :)

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  5. I certainly will -happy birthday!

    Thank you for the link to the poem. Exquisite. I will have to buy that book I think.

    Absolutely re the floors.

    Sue x

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  6. 3. I'd be delighted to.
    Happy Day.

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  7. Happy birthday for this weekend - and thank you for the link to the poem..

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  8. oh happy birthday!! (just one glass? can I raise two? or three?

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  9. Happy birthday dear dear Coffeelady.

    E xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  10. Hope you have a super birthday and yep I agree with the rest, even though I am finding gratitutde hard this week!

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  11. I will raise my glass to you...and promptly drain it.

    Then I'll continue to repeat this gesture endlessly until I forget who I'm toasting and why.

    Later I'll write you a book of poetry and send it to you. In the package you will also find a CD recording of me singing Christmas music in a falsetto.

    Happy, happy birthday. From me.

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  12. All the best folk are Sagittarians - Happy birthday! And Lynn sings? Must explore this further.......

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  13. totally agree on the floors... and a Big Happy Birthday ..have a wonderful weekend..
    First time here from I'm Grateful For:

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  14. Fortunately I have a glass in my hand already, so "Happy Birthday".

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  15. Happy Happy Day to you - maybe you'll strike it lucky and get some PVC trousers?

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  16. Happy Birthday hope it is a Good One for You....
    cheers

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  17. Happy Happy Happy Birthday (I very nearly launched into the cbeebies birthday song there - could you spot it?)

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  18. You are so right about the floors.

    Happy birthday to you, I'll raise a glass :)

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  19. A great list of gratefuls. Also sending Happy Birthdays.

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  20. Such true words. I need to stop fretting about the state of my home and be grateful I have one. Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Have a great weekend and please feel free to pop over for a visit to my Casa de Chaos

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  21. Happy Birthday! Consider the glass lifted.

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  22. Yes, perspective is so important. And it's so easy to lose sight of it hey? And happy birthday. I had a glass of something lovely at lunch. Just for you. xx

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  23. Oh, and did I mention that I'm new to your blog, and I love it already? You're welcome to pop over anytime (with glass in hand).

    www.kympiez.blogspot.com

    xx

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  24. Ooh, the cat's out of the bag now... (Thanks for the plug. I think.)

    And I had planned to do something fab for your b-day (it's been there on my calendar forever), but I have caught the household plague and am worthless. In fact, I have plunged from soprano to basso profundo in no time flat. Pleh. So...here is a feeble, cough-laden HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, and many (cough, cough) happy returns of the day. xoxoxo

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  25. Happy Birthday. You have a lovely blog.

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  26. Perspective is a wonderful thing - so is your blog. Happy birthday!

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  27. Love your gratefuls and Hip Hip Hooray! to you :-)

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  28. Happy Birthday :) (visiting from Maxabellas) Jen

    http://www.thekingandeye.com/p/im-grateful-for.html

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  29. Hey happy birthday! Excellent that you found that perspective about your floors. (visiting from Maxabella's)

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  30. happy birthday !!!! hope it's a great one x

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  31. To you!...... Happy Birthday!

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  32. Belated Happy Birthday and a Merry Christmas too.

    Getting good use from your thermals this year? ;-)

    XX

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