November 27, 2008

Gratitude


Maggie and Matheny dressed al la 1966 at the 1986, 20 year College Art Department reunion….now where did Matheny get that suit and tie.




Himself: They are considering a raise. He had a second review and are considering revamping the judgment process for how can you grade someone on something that he hasn’t done.

Herself: Yesterday: Good day. Very thankful. Today: Sharing some of my good day with others.

Helping Others: Here in San Diego, the Salvation Army toy storage room flooded last night. Not only is giving down 30%, but now they have lost over a thousand toys and books. One man who owns a flood salvage company showed up to pump out all the water for at no charge. Perhaps someone in your area could use a little help this holiday too.

I write at a Social Networking site, Open Diary, as well as here in Blogger every day feeling very social. I love leaving notes, reading new entries, and reaching out to others on the web. I grow and learn every day as I read something new. I love feedback so I give feedback. The web is a social street for me.

I wasn’t a social child, but I became a social adult. Parties here, parties there, openings here or there, gatherings over a glass of wine every night, and causes as the glue to hold it all together. Even in the little cottage where there was no room for a party, I had friends over every night as well as giant gatherings of hundreds of friends that would flow in the front door and out the back in a constant stream.

I married a polite gentleman whose core nature was to isolate. He put up with the huge happy crushes in the cottage and at the big house with great grace, but once we moved out of the big house the parties slowly stopped.

Socialization crept over to the web and stayed there. Slowly too, old friends moved, married and moved, died, or followed their dreams, and email became the best way to stay in touch.







I sometimes miss that social freedom, but today I am very thankful I can share some of what I have now. What I chose was a life with G and sobriety as well as a few quiet causes. Sometimes that’s proved the less social road to a new life, but I’m very thankful to be here.

What are you thankful for this holiday?

3 comments:

  1. It was nice to hear how online social networking has affected your life positively. Yes, I think the quiet social interaction is one I can believe in. Thank you for blogging so regularly and with such interest.

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  2. Sometimes you are so profound, I am awestruck. Thank you for reaching out to me and being my friend. I am grateful.

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  3. You are so right. I am thankful that I have made it through the last 2 and a half years. Somedays I feel so close to the edge. Somedays I don't know that I can get up in the morning, but here I am. I am thankful for the people that have helped me through this too.

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