Saturday, February 11, 2006

Time to count blessings

It has been a rough couple of days, so it’s time to count blessings:

- My wife (always at the top of the list)
- My health
- Our dogs, Wrigley and Fenway, who love us no matter what.
- My family and my wife’s family. They are all so good to us that it really does seem like one family.
- Good jobs
- Our home
- Lack of financial worry. I’m not rich, but I’m doing OK.

Life can be a bitch sometimes and this week I’ve been beset by some people who don’t find the same things important in life (I just can’t be any kinder than that). In this case it has cost me a lot of money because I trusted them. That lesson is hard, but I don’t want to change. Selling that trust isn’t worth the money saved. I keep telling myself that, but being taken is still hard.

It is good to remember how blessed my life is. I wish the same or better for you dear reader.

Special K

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

amen brother

Paul said...

It's good to count your blessings!

funnygirlinpurple said...

Hello neighbor... or something like that! I was randomly blog surfing... yours was my 2nd one of the morning. I swear that the planets are working on the re-alignment for there are too many coincidences in my life these days! I read on... I laughed about the hummer story, intrigued by the travel and poker stories, saddened by your Grandmother's and other family member's health.... it brough back memories of my own.... and then I couldn't help but say hello when I realized where you lived and what you do! I am a computer geek and proud, but choose another career path that let's me "play" on the computer, alot, and still earn a living.

I look forward to more stories. Check out my site for another version of Carolina life from a Midwestern transplant.

Take care...

jomama said...

Does anyone see things as important to hir as they are to me?

I haven't met one yet altho my wife comes very close.

Anonymous said...

God, family, health....then all the rest.... Sounds like you have your priorities in good shape. Human nature is a bitch. But as I always say...If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything! Hang in there and know there are people out there you can trust!!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you've been had. There are many jerks in the world, but there are also many more good people. Sorry dood.

R2K said...

Life is a bitch, but god forbid the bitch divorce me...

Bono is Brian Peppers!

Anonymous said...

I love your dog names.

Mamselamsen said...

Thank you.... from Sweden!

qy said...

life's a bitch. life bitches at you. dont let life have its way so easily(: count your blessings

britneyfreek said...

hey, just found you clicking "next blog" ;)
"special K" has its own meaning in my blog - just wanted to tell ya.

cu

pimpdaddygangsta111 said...

Totally agree man Life can be a bitch but u gotta just keep on thinkin of the good times

Jessica said...

Gratitude is a great thing.

Anonymous said...

well written bro!

Slimeface said...

Hey SK, I like your priority list. Life is tough enough. It's much tougher without your health.

ramblingmuse said...

We should all take time to give thanks, whatever our lists of thanks may be.

I admire that you're sticking to your values and striving not to let 'lesson' cost you much in terms of faith and conviction.

Keep on keeping on. You're at a much better place than said loser friend!

-RM

HFL said...

Keep up the good work

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protector said...

cute dog names

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Ole said...

Somethimes one meets the wrong people in life and they may screw you up. But still it's important to keep faith in the good in humankind and then the other person can go f.... themselves, no matter how hard they want to make a mess for the rest of us. Trust me, they don't have a wife, at least not one who make a good thing in their life. At least they don't recerve one.

The Blakes said...

Glad your not giving up your trust...

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Katuska said...

Hi SK,
I jus came across your Blog and it was funny to read your "Time to count blessings". I felt like this just yesterday and so i made my own count. It was lovely to read yours and that there are people who are still grateful for the small things in life and don't take everything for granted.
Keep up the good work and all the best,

Kata

mac said...

hey glad to see something encouraging. This weekend was rough for me. I lost a close mentor to a heartache. It was good to read something uplifting. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Yes! finally someone who counts their blessings, Good for you, remember to always count your blessings even if times aren't hard. God will surely bless you through this, pray hard.

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