Day 362 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – 6WSP – There is always something to be grateful for.

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Welcome to Week #6 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

 

 The challenge for today is Loss.  

Medical issues derailed an ideal retirement. 

I shall continue to move forward toward recovery and I am grateful for every step in the right direction.

The origin of this fun assignment is here.

 

Day 284 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – #SoCS Frame – There is always something to be grateful for.

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Linda Hill’s stream of consciousness makes my Saturday blog different than my norm.  It means instead of focusing on what repeatedly popped in my head, I need to focus on what popped in my head from her topic. A subtle difference but one I enjoy.                                          Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “frame.” Use it as a noun or a verb or any way you like.

As is my usual goal I attempt to join my blog topic with her parameters.

What do I do with the topic frame? I think my first go to is to see how I try to “frame” things with a positive spin. As I have been working for almost a year on gratitude, I have had to re-frame many of my former thoughts. Once you start to really look for things to be grateful for it is often an easy task.   

As I deal on a daily basis with my fibro, I am saddened that most travel is difficult and out of my reach. But when I look back at all the wonderful places I have been, I can re-frame my thoughts to be grateful for all the places I have visited. I have had the opportunity to travel to Sweden, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, China, France, England, Greece, as well as the two I knew I would probably visit Canada and Mexico.   

I lived a life of feeling unwanted and unwelcome. I am re-framing my experiences and “story” to accept caring people in my life. I am grateful that for the first time in my life I can reach out to some for comfort and connection.

I  know I can no longer go to theaters  or busy restaurants because of my severe cologne/fragrance allergies. I have had to re-frame my limitation by being grateful for Netflix, DVDs, and Amazon Prime. Age has given me the patience to wait  to seek entertainment when it is safe for me. I am grateful that I do not need to miss out on things.

I think about the loss of some wonderful caring people from this realm. I can re-frame that now to be grateful that I had so very many wonderful years with their spirits and hearts.   

I lived a difficult childhood with many hard times. I am re-framing those experiences to be grateful that I have turned into a strong self sufficient woman because of them. 

I lived in poverty for much of my life. I re-frame those experiences to be grateful that I know how to save money and enjoy the money I have earned. Because of where I have come from I have fun gifting things to people. I am grateful to be in a place where that is possible.   

I have spent so many years doing the job I felt I was destined to do. I am re-framing that. Not only did I do a job, but I filled a need for myself as well as the needs of others. I am grateful for the opportunity to go to work at a job I loved for so long.   

I am re-framing my future by growing and changing into a new woman. I am grateful for working on becoming a stronger, happier, more self-confidant woman. I am enjoying the new picture in the new frame.

If you are interested in joining the social world of Linda’s blog you can visit her site. For all the rules and to read how others interpreted this topic check out her site. There are so many wonderful bloggers who follow the SoCS and I try each week to visit one I haven’t read before.  This post is brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Click the following link to find all the other posts in the comment section, and join in. It’s fun! https://lindaghill.com/2019/07/19/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-20-19/

Day 24 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/Sadness – There is always something to be grateful for, but today I am just sad.

I am still reeling from yesterday’s tragedy.  I am not OK with the hatred and violence. 

 Now today on a personal note I will no longer be a part of something I love. Circumstances change and I need to take care of me.    I am in tears for my personal loss and I feel ashamed for it when what is happening in the world is so dire. 

So today I am grateful I am alive and that I have people that care about me.