Monday, March 7, 2011

Light at the end of the tunnel...'s not always a train.

sometimes it is actual sunshine.

Things are looking up. after several months of changing circumstances, new locations and job searches...

...I am starting a new job this evening! hurrah! things are looking up. and I am breathing a bit easier.

and I am thankful.

prompt #45: What are you thankful for?


Susan said...

Hello Karen: I am thankful for so many things: for eyesight and hearing; being able to walk and to talk; for my warm and comfy bed in winter and for an overhead Casa Blanca fan in the summer; for roses and stars; tears and laughter; a delicious meal; my sweet, soft cat; for all the love in my life, first, from my parents, then my husband; for my grown up children; for pretty tablecloths and sparkling crystal glasses; for tulips and daffodils, hyacinths, and pansies; for birthday gatherings and other happy occasions; for blue skies, fluffy, white clouds, and the sun shining down, warm upon my face; for colored glass, velvet, and music of all kinds; and for my blog and other blogs and all the wonderful, kind and sweet bloggers I've become acquainted with.

Most of all, I'm grateful for my faith in a kind and loving God, without whom none of the above would be around to be grateful for! Susan

Christina said...

Hooray! Congratulations on your new job, Karen. I'm so happy for you. Hope you love it there and are loved and appreciated in return.

Meister Eckhart said, "If the only prayer we ever said was 'thank you,' it would suffice." Being mindful and giving thanks all day long for every good thing, large and small, has become habit for me. Even when things aren't as we would have them, there is always at least some, small blessing to notice and appreciate. A glimmer of sunshine when it's there, or a full-spectrum lightbulb when it's not, as well as the means and opportunity to obtain it. Noticing and giving thanks has made all the difference in my day, my life and my attitude. There is always something to be grateful for. Thank you, God! And thank you, Karen, for your warmth and friendship.