Friday, May 29, 2009

My very first Blog Award

My friend Loralee over at has graciously and lovingly given me this award. This award is all about gratitude and I am very grateful that she has thought of me to give me this award. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORALEE!

You can read her post on gratitude here. She honored her husband as someone she is grateful for and she has encouraged me to write about what I am grateful for. So, this is my 25 things I am grateful for.

25 Things I am Grateful For….
1. My life
2. My Savior
3. My eternal mate and best friend...Victor
4. My three beautiful children…Meagan, Brian and Mallory
5. My three granddaughters….Cassie, Sophie and Emma
6. My Mom and siblings…all 7 of them
7. My heritage….Ukrainian, English, Cherokee and Norwegian
8. My friends
9. My deceased relatives who have shaped my life without knowing me….My grandpa and my Dad…Love you both so very much
10. My testimony
11. The Temple
12. My faith, strength and courage to continue to push through the stormy seas of life
13. Living in a free country…ok, maybe somewhat free
14. Music…especially my talent of playing the piano.
15. All the colors, sights, smells and sounds of Nature singing to us their life
16. The beauty in blue skies, the fresh smell after a rain, raging thunderstorms, pure white snow 17. All my material things I have been given to make my life comfortable and without complaint
18. My body….Eyes to see beauty, ears to hear symphonies, nose to smell a celestial white rose, my tongue to enjoy all the flavors and tastes of the food that is so available to me
19. I know how to cook…seriously, I would starve
20. Reading and writing and all the possible wonders on the earth that are available for me because I am literate
21. Driving…So, I can travel freely to places and people that enrich my life with endless adventures
22. Broken hearts, bruised souls and empty promises….how else am I to grow and be a better, stronger person
23. Doctors and physicians who are skilled in their specialties who help me when sick, suicidal or confused and depressed
24. Being Bi-Polar….My life struggle to conquer the disease, live a productive life and make a difference to others who struggle as I do
25. Finally….Loralee who nominated me for this award….THANK YOU!

The rules are as follows:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received this award
4. Share the love and link this post and the person who nominated you
5. Tell us how you have come to have an attitude of gratitude

My nominees:

Thank you to my nominees for uplifting me for sharing your life with me. Thank you again, Loralee.


Loralee and the gang... said...

Thanks, Debbie, for the sweet thank-yous! I wanted to give it to you, because in spite of all the trials in your life, you always manage to find the bright side of it all. You are a great person, and our Heavenly Father loves you so very much. So do I!

Megan said...

Wow!!! Thanks sooo much! I really appreciate you thinking of me!

Jill said...

Thanks so much, that just made my day!