Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Karma and Gratitude

Last week a friend of mine told me I have good karma. We were with another friend who also agreed. I tend to agree with that. I almost always find a really good parking space, I've survived two rollover accidents, and several poor decisions made after too much to drink. I found another job at the same company that was laying me off, and certainly most importantly, my boys, The Dude and I are relatively healthy. We even have a healthier than he should be 15 year old dog. We were able to restructure our mortgage after The Dude not holding a steady job for over 3 years, and the boys' school and especially the program they attend is well suited to my philosophy of learning and life. I have very good friends I've known forever, some newer friends who are becoming closer, and I consider them to all be my extended family. I know all of this to be true, and I am grateful for everything and everyone I have in my life. If you know me IRL, then you know I always land on my feet, I work hard for what I want, and lead a fairly charmed life. I have had my own struggles, but they are really small in the larger scheme of life.

I love my life, my family, my friends. I am grateful for all that life has taught me so far, and look forward to the lessons I have yet to learn.

I have seen the following performer live, in a small theater, and when he did this song, it was so beautiful I cried.

Go look him up. His name is Jake Shimabukuro, and he is an amazing Ukelele Artist.


Patty said...

Great song and great attitude! A good attitude keeps your mind and body in tip-top shape.

Lucky J9. Sounds like a movie title.

J9 said...

It does sound like a movie title!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Now that's some kind of awesome J9. A visit to your lovely blog is like a ray of sunshine :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

CalSurf59 said...

J9 -- As one of your "extended family members," it is I who feel "charmed."

Thanks for being so pleasant to be around.