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Monday, March 29, 2010

What I love about life

I am in an odd and bit of a silly mood. I really have no reason considering my day wasn't great or anything. But it was warm outside and I got to drive my bug around and so I guess that was enough to make me happy.

Last night I sat and I took some time to read a few of my posts from when I first started this blog and a few from 2008-2009. The reminder of what life has been for me, what I survived and reading the comments from others brought me to tears. I have been given an incredible life filled with incredible people. I really do not know what I could have possibly done to ever earn such love from so many.

It's easy to see the overcast skies and forget to focus on the sunshine ahead. I catch myself doing that quite regularly. However, I always know sunshine will always come eventually. So today I want to focus on my "sunshine", on what I love about life.

I love waking up and knowing that I am married to my best friend and he will always be willing to give me the world.
I love celebrating achievements with others who are faced with challenges and trials.
I love having talents that I can share with so many and bring happiness to them.
I love that I am loved
I love that simple things still make me happy, like finding a good deal at the thrift store
I love that my parents and grandparents spent so much time in Phoenix and with me this year
I love that prayers are answered
I love air conditioning
I love beautiful sunsets and starry nights
I love refund checks
I love having all my body parts work almost perfectly
I love that I am alive to love.

Of course I have TONS more "I Love. . ." but I will not bore with you all of them. I am more blessed than I can ever repay. I am still here because of a huge amount of support from thousands of people. I don't ever want to stop "I Love. . ." -ing everything and every person in my lifetime. I love life. . . and if my life gets taken from me , I will love the life I have left to share.

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1 comment:

Danie said...

And I love that you are here to be my best friend for the rest of forever!!! Love Ya, J!!!

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