What a beautiful #audiobook! Oliver Sacks shares his thoughts as he faces terminal illness. Rather than focusing on illness, he reflects on what makes life good and expresses deep gratitude for the lessons and opportunities he has experienced in his 82 years on earth. This slim, beautiful volume is well worth a read or listen.
#grateful21 #Day18 #Day19
Lay in bed Saturday night listing what I was grateful for:
- rain stopped enough for me to walk
- afternoon nap
- soccer Friendly- grateful for the wonderful people I have met through this soccer team; thanks to my son who got me involved!
-wonderful Easter brunch at my sister‘s house with extended family.❤️
- watching & singing to Motown 60th celebration with hubby & son💃🎼🎹🎷🎸💃
Beautifully written, poignant, and thought-provoking. I feel like there are just so many people who don‘t get the chance to live a long, productive, fulfilling life, and it is nice to see the gratitude that the author expresses and his recognition that even as the end approached, he had so much to be grateful for. He had a long life, well-lived, and that is a gift.
I started on Day 3, so I‘m wrapping up my last two days so I can get my full #grateful21 days:
1. Watching Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again with my mama!
2. Spending the day with friends
3. Endless supply of home-grown eggs from my dear friend and her flock of hens
1. A clean house
2. Clean laundry
3. Great seafood dinner with good friends
1. Quiet early mornings when I have no where to be but can lay in bed and read
2. Family movie and game nights
3. Keeping in touch with friends who I don't see often through social media (why I keep Facebook)
- rain predicted but mostly sunny day! Family porch time😄
- Em- cat escaped outdoors - long story but I literally sat vigil hoping she would find her way out from under the porch where she trapped herself- dug a tunnel for her & she
finally understood, poked her head in it & I grabbed her-
Day 21 of #grateful21 ! How exciting! Except I started with Day 3, SO... you‘ll see me round for Day 22 and Day 23 to get my full 21 days. Yea; confusing. Anywho...it‘s a great day to be grateful.
1. My mom coming to stay the long weekend at the lake with me
2. My mom treating me to German food at the best German food place in New Braunfels
3. My treating mom to Mamma Mia! Guess what we‘re watching tomorrow night!?
1. Finally finding a font I like for counting the days in #grateful21
2. Hearing my husband landed safely in Chicago for a work trip
3. Hearing my son say he enjoys genealogy: my oldest hobby, which I‘ve been doing seriously since I was about 8-years-old (I was an unusual child)
🤒 that my fever of two days broke today
🤣 a book to keep me company during my fever that made me laugh
🐝 watching the wild bees that have made a home in our tiny back yard
🍪 My 94 year old friend Hannelies who‘s the toughest cookie and a big joy in my life
🍝 My husband‘s home-made pesto
📖 A laugh out loud book by Kinsella just when I needed it
1. Visiting Mom and Dad again today ❤️❤️❤️
2. Wildflowers in Mom and Dad‘s backyard 🌺🌻🌸
3. My first sighting of a wild turkey in Mom and Dad‘s backyard (just meandering through) 🦃
4. Honorable mention: getting to love on Mom and Dad‘s old but beautiful farm cat Callie 😻
Day 10 #gratitude21 @Eggs
1. I may be too excited about the #readingretreat - I've bought some toiletries for it already!
2. I've catalogued the majority of my books on LibraryThing
3. My #sffs arrived!
It‘s my #Litsyversary🥳🥳🥳So today I‘m showing gratitude to my wonderful Littens
I‘m grateful for.....
1.The many incredible friendships I‘ve made
2.All the wonderful book recommendations I‘ve been given
3.The warmth, kindness and generosity I‘ve discovered from all of you💕
1. A second visit to Murder by the Book after my conference
2. A second night in the hotel so I didn‘t have to sit in Houston‘s traffic to go home
3. An umpteenth time watching the Magnificent Seven in my hotel room I love Chisholm and Faraday and Goodnight and Billy and Vasquez (my fave) and Red Harvest (but alas, not a big fan of Jack Horne).