Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Crew

I am truly grateful that I don't have to work at the DMV. I'm thankful that when I have a meltdown in my car after being driven to the point of frustrated tears by bureaucracy, my sister has a sixth sense and knows to call me at exactly that moment to tell me about some good news and restore my perspective. It's nice to be able to text Linds to vent about things that are dumb and have her commiserate in a way that always makes me laugh. It's wonderful when Andi sends a picture of my nephew in his cool coat that fills my heart up and makes my problems shrivel. It's lovely that talking with my mom about my new scentimental roses blooming and living up to their name with their glorious smell helps to remind me of the everyday joy right outside my window. And it's just the best that my husband has bad-day erasing hugs. I'm thankful for my family and how they're good at being there. They're like my pit crew -- zooming in to pump up my flat tires and wash my muddy windows and put me back together when I'm falling apart so I can stay in the race, and maybe even win:)


  1. A NASCAR analogy -- way to honor your southern roots!

  2. WHAT? Only one guy on your crew...and he's part car owner! Now I know how female race fans must feel about not being able to participate on NASCAR pit crews...LOL ;-D...juuuusst kidding. Gr8 post! I like the "bad-day erasing hugs" comment. Sorry you had such a rough day.

  3. I said "I'm thankful for my family and how they're good at being there" and of course that includes my dad and my brother because they are part of my family! I would never leave you guys out! I just named a few names that specifically helped in that one situation...but you are certainly all a part of my crew!

  4. I'm part car owner. WOOHOO!!!


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