Upon returning to my home after a visit with my 90-year-old special lady friend, Lola, I am recalling some of my late dad’s words to me at the NC beach house while he observed me with tons of family around, “Mitz, you are never going to be alone.”
He meant of course that no matter what happens to me in my lifetime, my family will be there for me.
And, I am thankful for that fact as Lola and I talked today in the nursing home.
It is not that I may not dwell somewhere like that, but I know that I know I will really never be alone.
Every single year now that as I age, I am so aware of how different life is now for us baby boomers from just one generation ago. I am constantly hearing or meeting someone whose life’s path is so completely different from what they ever anticipated.
After my recent vlog, “The True Heart of Cypress,” I thought it would be great to follow up with a closer look at the appliances I chose to include in my kitchen and why.
This is part one of two in this series – where you’ll get my thoughts on cooktops, warming drawers and more. I’ll even fill you in on why I made an exception to one of my own kitchen design “cardinal sins” of putting an appliance in an island.
Let me know what you think in the comments – I’d love to hear how your ideal kitchen would be set up and why.
The older I get, the higher my gratitude meter needs to goes up & up & up.
Because if I am not grateful for all that I have now, right now @ this very time, what does that say about me?
It says that I am not acknowledging my faults of being a perfectionist, always striving for new and higher goals, and my fears of insecurity and anxiety if I do not obtain these often unrealistic goals. And to me, contentment without a grateful heart is impossible.
And yes, the flip side of these traits is all good stuff as long as I am grateful for where I am and what I have and what I have accomplished in the right here and the right now.
So, here is my “THANKFUL” @ this THANKSGIVING @ this age & stage of my life.
My FAITH is my ultimate above all and everything in my life.
I am only doing what I am doing because of a life-giving sustaining faith that fills me with hope and joy and peace no matter my circumstances.