Thursday, January 17, 2008

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven."

Johannes A. Gaertner


10. That my mom sailed through surgery and recovery and is fully back to driving me crazy.

9. That I live where I do. The substitute mail carrier yesterday stopped me and asked, "Is this a HOUSE?" When I assured her that yes, it was a house, not knowing where she was going with that question, she just stood in awe and said, "It's SO beautiful." And while I agree it's beautiful, I choose to believe it's the vibe from the house that has the greatest beauty.

8. That I have the friendship circles I do. Old friends, new friends, true and blue friends.

7. The Internet that answers all my questions within minutes of my impatient seeking to know

6. The GOOD coffee I'm sipping on right now, and every morning, which makes me deliriously happy

5. Repeats of "Seinfeld" that my husband and I watch together, still laughing, reciting the lines right along with the actors

4. i-Tunes and the instant availability to new and wonderful music my true blue friends suggest to me (listening right now to Divas and Devas, per Prema's blog)

3. A dozen roses that I treat myself to each and every week. I put six by my bed and six on my desk. They make me happy. They are $9.99 at Safeway and worth. every. penny.

2. That I've touched heaven often enough to know it's possible to live "there"

1. love.


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Michelle O'Neil said...

Beautiful Carrie.

Love your roses.

Kathryn said...

I was just thinking that I needed to do a gratitude list to lift me out of my funky mood today. Thanks! This gave me a boost.

Now I am REALLY curious about your house!

kario said...

I am so grateful for you. And for knowing that very soon I get to spend some time in that beautiful house drinking some delish coffee with you! Yippee! Can't come soon enough.


Terry Whitaker said...


Terry Whitaker said...

Hey! When is Kario coming there? I am so jealous!

shauna said...

What a great post! Thank you.

Wanda said...

I read #8 as "odd friends." I must be grateful for those, too.

Oh, yeah. I want to see your house, too!

Jess said...

Where's the coffee?

I'm grateful for you. That's the truth.

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

Simply lovely.

Touching heaven and love. That says it all.

paul martin said...

I don't know what it is about Seinfeld but me and my sister are the same. We can watch episodes over and over and we just notice and appreciate added detail. Carrie, I added you to my blog roll a few weeks back -

Jerri said...

Love the image of touching heaven. Beautiful.

Jenny said...


Kim said...


I am grateful for many things, and you are one of them.