Friday, May 22, 2009


Nicol at Classy and Sophisticated awarded me with the Lemonade Award today.

Here are the rule for this award:

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

The blogs I am nominating are: Boyd's Crazy Mama, Heaven's Gift, It's Always Something Around Here, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday, Dream Tomorrow, My First Year as a Wallace, The Happy Homebody, Unmatched Socks.

Ok, and the hard part. How have I come to have an attitude of gratitude? I struggle with this often, sometimes daily. Sometimes I sink into thoughts of "why not me" or "why me". I see people who have houses and here we are renting a small apartment. I get discouraged because we are a looong way from being homeowners. Sometimes I (we) have setbacks and I wonder "why me (us)"? Sometimes I just wish we had more money to pay off our debts (who doesn't??).

Sometimes it takes longer than others but I come to realize that I am grateful for what I do have. I am thankful that we have a place to call home. I am thankful that we have family to share and make memories with. I am thankful for our health. We are blessed in many ways. And I remind myself - If I can't be happy with what I have now, will I really be happy if I have more?

Thank you so much Nicol for passing this award on to me!


Anonymous said...

This is sincerely the most beautiful thing that could be written. I believe you just become our apartment's new Poet Laureate, I am proud to the point of tears to hand the crown over.

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It's Always Something Around Here said...

Thank you so much for the award.....I truly appreciate it.

I struggle with keeping a positive attitude and appreciating what I do have also. But I do my best!

Thank you are so sweet.

Jodi said...

Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it on! :)

I saw on your Twitter update that you're going to Chicago. What are your plans there? Are you going there to celebrate your anniversary? Hope you have a good time!

Nicolle said...

Hi Nichole. Thanks for giving me the award! I will get it posted soon on my page. You are so kind!

You have a great attitude. It's hard to always be appreciative, but you are so right, health and family are two of the biggest blessings to have. And friends! I'm glad we're friends! :)

Frizzy said...

Thank you for this award! I appreciate you thinking of me. I'll be sure to post about it this week. Hugs to you!