It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The sun is shining brightly….

on this Wednesday morning in central Illinois.  It is too warm and humid to have the windows open so I can’t hear the birds chirping.  I can see by looking out my front window that the workers are back working on the houses cattycorner across the street from me. 

I have big plans for this, another day that I have been granted.  First to run some errands (again) then to sit down and take stock of my life and what lies ahead for me.  You know, one day you are young and pretty and you have your whole life ahead of you.  The next day you look around and your children are grown.  Your husband of so many years has been taken from you.  Members of your family and friends are gone too, many taken by the dreaded disease of cancer.  Suddenly it becomes very real to you that you have had your 15 minutes of fame or maybe even 20 minutes.   I am not complaining, just taking a minute to thank God that I have been granted one more day.

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I will be by to visit you all later.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

28 comments:

  1. Beth, I hope that you have air conditioning! It is hot and humid here as well. Sometimes you can find Cds or videos with the sounds of nature; birds chirping, ocean sounds, etc.

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  2. gratitude is a good thing to hold onto on days like this.

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  3. I couldn't comment on your previous post but want you to know that I will definitely make your version of the pot pie when in PA. Now you will have to relax a bit and review all the wonderful things of your life. Stay cool....

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  4. Yes, Beth. We are feeling especially grateful this morning. I always hope I am using the time I have wisely. xo Nellie
    P.S. - Looks like Blogger has taken care of the glitch. Yay!

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  5. Life goes quickly sometimes.
    Keep cool and enjoy your day.
    Raining down here which is good for it's rather dry in our winter.

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  6. oh Beth, you are so correct in saying how things change, I can tell you loved and miss your husband, your friends that have been sick or taken by cancer, your own battle with the disease, I think its good to take some time to think about our lives,

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  7. Blessings to you dear SIs.. I do hope you stay cool and enjoy summer. Prayers for you always, XOXO

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  8. Good Morning Beth,
    You know I have these thoughts all of the time. I always think of how fast time goes and how life changes in a second. I guess that is why we only have today. I hope you have a wonderful day today in spite of the humidity.
    I am glad they are working on the house catercorner from you that has to be nice to see.
    Bye for now.

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  9. Great picture and very true post Beth. We should be thankful for each day we are given, but rarely think of giving those thanks.

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  10. And so you put that quote instantly into context for me Beth - I think perhaps I needed that. Thank you.

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  11. C'mon Beth - you're still a spring chicken :-)

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  12. I am always grateful for every new day Beth, love the quote.
    Have a good day
    Hugs Sheila x

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  13. That's the truth Beth. I try not to dwell on what time I may have left....that can get scary. I think back and it feels I have lived many life times. You know God was always there with me...I think that helps me go on and on ....like that battery bunny. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  14. This was excellent and great for me today. I got some really great news. So I want to thank you for all your praying and caring about me.

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  15. I too am thankful for each new day and try to enjoy each one. : ) And when God decides it's my time, I'm ready to go.

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  16. Maybe in the end it's not about 15 minutes of fame...but about the lives you touch while you're here. Fame is highly overrated, as is being young and getting tons of attention when you walk into a room. Many people who have those things are very lonely and lacking attention and contentment.

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  17. I can't top this Beth. Your words are very true.

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  18. Yes, every day is a gift. It is very hot here in GA. Hope you are staying cool this evening.

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  19. I agree, Beth. Always new experiences in life, and being on the other end of it, is one of these. Enjoy your todays. Bertie

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  20. Yay for a thankful day! I liked that movie The Bucket List. The character played by Jack Nicholson can't accept that he's ill and he says, "I'm NOT everybody!" Morgan Freeman's character responds, "EVERYBODY is everybody." It's true. We are sheep trying to follow the narrow road. Left to ourselves, we fall off cliffs. When we follow the Shepherd, we're safe.

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  21. I like that caption.
    About breathing- - - - I agree with you.
    Asthma makes me realize that every day is of value.
    Take care of yourself.

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  22. As you said, today is another day . . . and
    I AM THANKFUL . . .

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  23. That's a great quote, I hope you had an awesome day!!

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  24. Great slogan! Thanks for sharing.

    Debby in Arizona
    http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

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  25. Dear Beth, I just love you. You and I, both being about a hundred years old, seem to have so much in common...we think the same way....about the same things. We do blog differently...that's a GOOD thing. I haven't been thru some of the things you have...yet. I still have my 80 year old husband of 54 years and can not even BEGIN to imagine life without him. I know, tho, like you and a billion, trillion others, with God beside me, I can handle anything. And, Mr. Sweet is the same way. We both greet the day with our thanks for another day on this beautiful earth, beside our loving families...
    and....now, I am missing MY mama so much...bwaaaaaa
    we never get too old to miss our loved ones....
    xoxo

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  26. Hi Beth you lovely lady, I'm sorry I haven't been around,but the weather in UK has been unseasonably warm and I just soak it up, no not by sunbathing, just gardening and pottering and loving the sunshine, I do hope you're not getting too much in the doldrums about getting older, it happens to us all, I'm 77 this August, and I w0uld be fibbing if I said it didn't make me stop and think sometime that I have more years behind than ahead, so i try and enjoy them. as I'nm sure you will too, keep smiling sunshine and you won't be too down in the dumps.

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  27. So true, Beth. Life is short, so it's best to live each day to the fullest. That's why I played the Powerball today. Here's hoping... :)

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  28. I love that! I was having a day like that a couple days ago. Feeling disappointed that the years have gone by and I have all these health issues and now I am a grandma--but not the grandma I would have hoped to be, you know? But that is so silly! Things are as they should be. I am filled with gratitude and love. :) The time goes so quickly though, doesn't it!!

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