"Cherish all your happy moments:
They make a fine cushion for old age."
When I think back over the year I realize that a failing or selective memory can be a good thing! I recall more good things than the those that caused me grief. Here is my "Things That Moved ME" list for 2009. It makes me realize that life is good!
In no particular order:
1. New friends
2. Guild of the Christ Child baby shower
3. Seeing my Sweetie get sworn in as a Guardian ad Litem
4. Generosity in action
5. Red, white and blue quilts
6. Maithri Goonetilleke
8. Almadine Stone Wizard
9. Barak Obama and his family in the White House - gardens, swing set, Bo
10. Stainless steel refillable Sharpies
11. Four generations in the house at one time.
12. My writing group
13. Re-connecting with friends I haven't seen in years; feeling as comfortable as ever.
14. Elliot, Alice and Ivy Jane
15. Father/Brother Georges
16. Watching the reunion between Dad and Genie
17. Nablopomo success
19. Blog friends
20. "The Blind Spot"
21. The 4th of July parade coming right past our house
22. Christmas eve children's octet and dancing girls
23. Time spent with my two favorite girls, Weneki and Linda Lu
24. Seeing the Xmas lights in St. Augustine with my Sweetie
25. Being gobsmacked by Susan Boyle
26. Handmade shell windchimes
27. Gratitude beads, mantra bracelet, pottery cup and plate, "It Matters" mug,
28. Clean, cool swimming pool on a hot summer day
29. Homegrown rosemary, basil and thyme
30. The smell of lavender
31. Bedlam Farm photographs
32. Coach Jack's Tuesday Treasures
33. Being available to someone in trouble
35. Rex Rowan giving his mother's eulogy
36. Parenting discussions with KW Johnny
37. Ashley's cheerleading championship
38. Nighttime ritual with Dad and Boy Cat
39. This quote:
"What we can do is to live out our lives as best as we can with purpose, and love, and joy. We can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves. We can learn from our mistakes and grow from our failures. And we can strive at all costs to make a better world, so that someday, if we are blessed with the chance to look back on our time here, we can know that we spent it well; that we made a difference; that our fleeting presence had a lasting impact on the lives of other human beings." Barak Obama, Eulogy for Sen. Ted Kennedy
40. Watching Weneki participate in the TrekWomen's Series Triathlon. "You go Girl!"
It's been quite a year!
Wishing for you good memories and dreams for your future,