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Saturday, May 8, 2010

ONCE AGAIN IT'S TIME FOR...STEVERONI'S GRATITUDE LIST



For many years I have been listening to Peeps tell me that "Gratitude is an 'action' word. One does not simply sit here and be grateful."

While I agree that to show some sign of being thankful, other than just sporting a smiling expression, I must first have received a gift, and second, must know what IS that gift. When it finally hits me (when will it?) that God has done something for me which I could not do for myself, then I might say the following:

...in no particular order
I AM GRATEFUL FOR.....

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, my LIFE
SPONSEES, "must-haves", I need them
ICE CREAM, love it--any kind except "fat-free, sugar-free"
LIVING ON FARM, taught me a lot
HORSE, Mickey, beautiful shiny "black beauty"
SOBRIETY, without which I'd have been dead 30 years ago
FAMILY, here and elsewhere, I love them
FRIENDS, I love them
BLOGGER FRIENDS--I REALLY love YOU!
LOVE--Yes, I admit I love "love"
AIR cannot live without it--

ODORS love all those smells
NOSE of mine--it smells things others do not.  I can even
          tell women what perfume they are wearing--TRUE!
ART of all kinds, performing, creating
PAINT, to throw on canvass
DANCE...like ballet
POETRY--I'm attempting this myself occasionally
RAIN, thunder and all the trimmings
FLEX, my Guardian angel (Flexible)
FLEX, my 650cc scooter, named after angel
FLORIDA, 45 years of living in Naples
MEDICAL SCIENCE, and dedicated doctors
TECHNOLOGY--ALL of it!
MUSIC, the old masters
MUSIC, the new masters!
HERSHEY BARS, and chocolate in general
ESPRESSO, ESPRESSO, ESPRESSO
COFFEE, I'll settle if there is no espresso machine
.www or What a Wonderful World
INTERNET
COMPUTER, named Higher Power
MY "REAL" HIGHER POWER
GOOD HEALTH, well, comparatively speaking
PEEPS, everywhere
MY VIOLIN, by Georges Chanot c.1856 Paris, Fr
SERENITY, when I have some
PEACE, most of the time, this, yessss
HAPPINESS
Did I mention "LOVE"--grin!
GOD OF MY UNDERSTANDING


More next year............Peace to you, Peeps

16 comments:

steveroni said...

Be grapefruit!
No! I mean, "Be Grateful!"

Time for bed.....

Just Be Real said...

Stevie, thank you for your grads list. I like grapefruit better. Blessings.

Kim A. said...

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others.” ~Cicero

Rock on, Steve!

♥namaste♥

izzy said...

Well yes indeed- making it into action! I got stuck the other morning on 'Best friends' .
Somehow perusing various friends
comments I came across one who was so grateful for spending time with an old time best friend...
The long and short of it was I got all tangled up in that. "It is what it is-" and I was not pleased initially with what I found.
However, gratitude finally showed up after examination and acceptance. I practiced picking up the phone and action. In review
now, it went well. The web I have spun is fairly large, and fresh.
Things do not always match :what I think I would like- but it is
survivable. Thanks.

erin said...

I had the best pistachio ice cream last night. So good.

Great list!

Sam Liu said...

It's always wonderful to acknowledge all the things we have to be grateful for in our lives, it puts everything else into a refreshing perspective.

Dulce said...

Love love love
A song by The Beatles, this brings...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLGWyfGk_LU

:) :)

Katherine said...

I am grapefruit Steveroni! It's a good thing to be ...
I love your Gratitude list ... when we take the time to think about our lives with a Grcious mind there really is so very much to be grateful for.
Thank you for sharing your list with us & if there is a Baskin & Robins near where you live...try Pralines & Cream... It is the bomb! They yummiest & most most favourite of all flavours!

Angeles said...

Life has taught me that happiness depends on our level of gratitude, we share many things in spite of distance such as language, music, love, friends, books ... Anthony de Mello for example, I love you Steve

Hap Joy Free said...

Coffee ice cream with HOT fudge. THATS a beautiful thing.

Jingle said...

I am excited that you have tried on poetry,
keep working,
read some,
have fun!
stay in touch!

Cindy said...

hahaha! I love love too! And alot of the other stuff that you're grateful for too! I am SO very grateful for my yellow lab zoe. I am grateful to Alcoholics because w/out them, I would never be in recovery right now in Al Anon!

linda said...

MY VIOLIN, by Georges Chanot c.1856 Paris, Fr

if this is your violin, someday i want to hear it on here...i have no idea how but think you just record it with you of course, playing it...ok? ok,
WOW, ISN'T THAT COOL?? STEVERONI IS GOING TO PLAY FOR US!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAY
:D
PS-if you are shy, it's ok but i'm betting you're not, just a guess.♥with hershey bars and espresso...would kill me but you, nothing will kill you, knock wood, of course, being the superstitious type...blessing to my grandmother, without whom i would not be here either and so am grateful to HER.

Syd said...

I have to smile about the computer named Higher Power.

Jingle said...

Two awards for poetry,
the most honest poet award,
the most open minded poet award,

two general awards,
the big heart award,
you are the princess snow-white award.

Hope that you enjoy these 4 award.
Happy Weekend!
Smiles!

Carolynn said...

Outstanding list! I had to laugh at your differentiation between friends & blogger friends. We're a different breed with a special bond, true?

Blessings,
Carolynn