Monday, June 8, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude Award

Pam T nominated me for the Attitude of Gratitude Award. I'm humbled, and I've taken a while to meditate on what that means. I was surprised to discover that all my pages in this year's Bead Journal Project represent things for which I am grateful.

I realized that my gratitude for the things in my life grew as I faced and reflected on a scary time. That scary time is shown in my October page, Not Quite Pink. It also shows the first thing I am grateful for--good health.

I could not do without family and friends, my pages for March and February. I am glad that I have enough so I can share with others (November).

I am grateful that I can find the sparkles in the dark night (December) and resilience (January) in facing problems. I am grateful that I can choose to grow (April) and that I enjoy new adventures (September). I am grateful that I can maintain order and I am grateful that I can let things just flow (coming in June).

I am grateful for music that makes me want to dance. And for time to learn and create. And for the opportunity to help others. And for chocolate. I am grateful to be happy.

And I am grateful to have met some wonderful people through the BJP. I nominate Sandy for the Attitude of Gratitude Award because she is so generous, thoughtful and kind, even when she had stressful times in her own life. She saw where help would be welcome, and she provided that help. I admire her. And she does some really great art!

Here are the rules of the Attitude of Gratitude Award. I hope you will accept it, Sandy.

Rules of Accepting and Sharing the Attitude of Gratitude Award
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate a few bloggers that show an attitude of gratitude.
Link to your nominees within your post.
Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award.
Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award.
Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude


pam T said...

Marty, you are SOOOO deserving of this. Thank you for all you have shared and for your attitude towards life!!!!

Carol said...

Yep, I think you deserve it also.

I look forward to your thought and inspiration when I see that you have a new post.

I can only hope that those close to you show you their gratitude for having you.

a2susan said...

Marty, where do you live in Southwest Michigan? I live in Southeast Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Maybe someday a group of us BJPer's can meet somewhere in between for lunch and beading or bead shopping or whatever!


KV said...

Nice! Thanks for visiting my blog, Marty . . .

Marty S said...

I live in Holland. And meeting with a group of BJPer's would be too much fun!
Marty S