March 16, 2012

OverJOYed

Happy Friday! I am so thankful for all of your comments about what you're thankful/grateful for. Last night, as i was reading each of them, i was completely overwhelmed with such a positive feeling and wanted to reach through the computer screen and across distances to give each of you a big hug! The next best thing i could think of was to respond to each of you personally...which i started to do and was determined to keep up with, but then for some reason blogger stopped letting me leave replies!? So i apologize if you did not get a response from me. To make up for that, i'm going to be adding to the giveaway pile and instead of 7 lucky winners, i'll pick 17...this Sunday.

But back to your wonderful comments...they keep coming in! Thank you. If you haven't already, i urge you to go back and read through them. You won't be sorry and maybe you'll feel what i feel too. It's always an awakening moment to become aware of the many different things we are all dealing with and working through in our lives. Whether we find ourselves facing life changes, health issues, small achievements, milestones, inspiring paths, losses, new arrivals or simply accepting the way things are, i really think that if you stop somewhere in your day and find one thing to focus on and to be grateful for, you might just find another...and another, and maybe even another. It might sound idealistic, but it's not impossible. Good habits are easier to make than bad habits are to break, right? Choose to work on the good stuff (i have to remind myself of this often).

I am grateful that 17 years ago tomorrow i met my wonderful, loving husband (luck of the Irish!)
I am grateful for my family. When we get together, there is usually lots of laughter and i love that.
I am thankful that my aunt is celebrating her 6th year of survival of pancreatic cancer.
I am thankful to love what i do (almost) every day and for all the support and encouragement from YOU.
(see what happens? this could go on and on)
So i'll wrap it up by saying that i am sooooo thankful that we share our home with these two. We love them a lot, if you haven't noticed...
...but especially love them when they help put the groceries away...
...or help with the laundry.
Have a wonderful weekend and i'll see you back here on Sunday!
xo,
kate

21 comments:

  1. i am so thankful to have a husband who adores me and two beautiful grandchildren...life is good!!! i would really like the 'good fortune' of getting my hands on some 'joy'!!! thanks so much!!

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  2. I am happy that I have good health. I work as a physician assistant, and every day I am reminded of my good luck in being healthy.

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  3. 17 sounds like a good number. :) ;)

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  4. I am happy that I will be singing in Dallas tomorrow with the Rich-Tone Chorus!

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  5. Now if you could just teach those two to cook... ;P

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  6. Cats are wonderful, aren't they? They always make us smile even when the laundry after their help is dirtier than before;-)
    Hildy

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  7. Am thankful for all the beautiful colors popping out everywhere and warm weather!

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  8. Oh I love the laundry helpers! :-) My aunt is fighting pancreatic cancer now~ I am so encouraged by your aunts progress! Have a happy weekend! :-)

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  9. Thanks for sharing that you actually read these comments...it's fun to think that through these blogs we get to know people...so thanks for taking time to blog...I don't know how you all do it but it sure is fun!

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  10. I am grateful for my beautiful, funny little girl, for all the difficulty of the path we took to get here. And thankful for generous people like you sharing creativity, beauty, and furry cuddlesomeness.
    ljridge4511 (at)Gmail(dot) com

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  11. Love this post and I'm happy to see lots of pictures for Furry Friday. Looks like they do the laundry too.

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  12. I am grateful for my husband of 46 years and the fact that I survived breast cancer to spend so far seven more years with him so far. I love your little kitties too and I have had one for seven years who encouraged me and made me laugh when I was going through the breast cancer.

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  13. Have a great weekend. You are a sweetheart, all the way around.

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  14. Super inspiring to read all of these!

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  15. Love reading the comments and your cats make me smile. I thought it was just my cats who tried to help with household chores!

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  16. Have a great and amazing weekend!!.

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  17. I'm thankful that you're generously sharing the fruits of your labor with your readers! I've been reading the comments on your last post and it is putting a big smile on my face and a sweet feeling in my heart. Thanks for suggesting it!

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  18. I had the same feeling come over me this weekend, I was out clipping the perennials and the ornamental grasses back, doing some gardening and it was a hot 80 degrees, it smells like summer, not even like spring and I was happy to be getting my hands dirty.

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  19. What a great way to start my Monday morning!!! Hope you have a great week! :D

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  20. I am thankful to be who I am and able to enjoy so much that we are blessed with and @Jezibels comment above... I am happy to get my hands dirty with creating, sewing, or gardening!

    Love your designs, Kate Spain!

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  21. I just wanted you to know that I love your fabric designs and the fact that you aren't afraid of colors! I have a quilt in mind and your Good Fortune fabric will look lovely in it. And, by the way, your kitties are very cute!

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