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Now to the business of the title of the posting. Probably you are thinking, what does a garbage truck has to do with gratitude? A lot may I say so. Let me explain.
I am in the process of moving to another place looking for what I have not lost, looking for a better looking greener grass, but all of you already know all of that stuff. So as a result of my searching for my Mara Mara (I just made this one up, I think it means to me the ultimate experience), I have a lot of cardboard and old boxes that I needed to discard. On Sunday afternoon, my container for the recyclables was full, so I prepared a box full of cardboard very nicely trimmed and stuffed in the box. I was hoping the mechanic arm of the truck will get low enough to reach for the box. Talk about turning and turning in my bed, guessing how that was going to pan out. Even guessing if they were going to take the additional material. So the moment of truth came. I started watching from my very well protected window, so they could not see me. The man came out of the truck, and placed the box with all the discards in the truck. Alleluia!! Talking about beginning the day with a very grateful attitude.
My concern today was cardboard pick up, somebody else’s concern may be a cure for an illness, another one for a job, another one…just use your imagination. It doesn’t matter what the issue is that I am seeking help or an answer to, I like to start my day on my knees, being grateful I can even get down on my knees and get up again.
The important thing is to be grateful that we are able to breathe, able to walk, if we can, there’s a quintillion reasons to be grateful about every second of our lives. Even hearing my daughter’s voice on the phone when we talk, I am so ever thankful about.
So I take this opportunity to render gratitude to my Creator and to all of you for being part of what I call, my life and its ramifications. I have still so much growing to do, but it is with those around me that I am able to get the inspiration and motivation to go on and be my best self, keep on my quest for expanding my horizons and continuing to be forever grateful. For everything, including the-pain-in the derriere challenges.
C’est la vie!
So it was today…27 June, 2011…a day to remember to be grateful for everyone and everything.
Your Happy Contessa
“Thank you.” The best prayer ever!