Kelly & Alyssa — Chester, Nova Scotia, 2008
Gratitude — this month’s R.A.O.K.A. theme. Where do I even begin?!?! I have nothing but GREAT things in my life.
I am so grateful for my Awesome WordPress Consultant friend, Kim Woodbridge, who made my blog vision of Big Photos come to life, yay!! Thank you so so much, Kim! People — if you want someone you can absolutely trust 100% to help develop your WordPress blog, Kim is it!! She’s been tweaking my blog for over a year now. And it’s no wonder she’s now got close to 5000 Twitter followers — she adds value to lives!!
Summer Cousins On A Beach At Sunset,2008
Speaking of photos, I am grateful that when my laptop’s power recently died, I didn’t lose any files on my hard drive!! Whoo-super-hoo!! I have experienced the heart-break of lost digital photos before, but not this time.
So so grateful, People.
(All pictures in this post are ones I thought were gone forever.)
Austin & Alyssa, (niece and nephew)2008
Yes, I know in the grand scheme, losing one’s digital photos is pretty far down on the list, but still — I’m so happily grateful I recovered them. And all the new songs I’ve been writing!!
First Time Roller Skating — age 5
And lastly but very very far from leastly, I am grateful for bloggers like Happy Lotus Nadia, whose following comment to someone recently helped cement my decision to stop blogging on a set schedule.
“So often people fence themselves in by rules that they created and then forget that the boundaries can be broken at any time.” Nadia — Happy Lotus
It’s only been 3 weeks, but I already feel so stifled by my self-imposed MWF blogging schedule, an experiment to see how it might affect my Google Analytics stats. But what do I care about stats if I feel hemmed-in while blogging?! Where’s the spontaneity, joy and fun in that?!?? Duh, Jannie. As of today I’m back to posting when I’m ready to, (whoo-hoo) and stats will take care of themselves.
And if I ever get to the point where I occasionally close comments because I’ve got a lot going on in life, I guess I’ll just have to take my blogging lumps.
Oh, wait — another wonderful Gratitude Thing today!! Jeanne’s in town!!! Jeanne, who’s been rambling this great country in a 30′ motor home for the last 4 months — is finally swinging our way. I’ll be meeting her in a few hours and we’ll hang out hopefully a lot until she has to leave Monday. How great is that!?! I’m even going to wash my hair after I post this and don a pair of matched socks in Jeanne’s honor!!
As to R.O.A.K.A, I am not quite sure who is still in, but check here with Sami for the gratitude posts.
And of course, I am wondering, what are you grateful for today?