Tuesday, June 11, 2013

GRATITUDE TUESDAY: THE ANSWER ISN'T IN THE DETAILS

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

I apologize, but I can't give you any details to explain why my gratitude level has reached an all-time high. But I can tell you that by the grace of God, and the help of friendships old and new, it has hit me harder than ever before that I am not the helpless, incompetent person that my mother and Dr. X said I was.

Janie Junebug is reborn.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug



May the Lord bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you, and may He grant you peace.















37 comments:

  1. Glad you have happiness in your heart and soul...hoping we one day know why! Many hugs..and sooo much love to you dear one!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

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  2. I am so happy for you, my friend! You are highly competent, resourceful, independent, warm, loving, intelligent...in short, a remarkably unique and valuable person.

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  3. Do we have to wait another week for a big gratitude reveal? Did X get dumped? Did you win the lotto? Did your heart grow three sizes bigger and your arse three sizes smaller? (Your reference, not mine.) Published? Did someone put a ring on it? Ahhhh! I'm going nuts!

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    1. No gratitude reveal this time. Sorry, but it's a secret that has to remain a secret.

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  4. Hi Janie - what excellent news .. that's a wonderful post to read .. believe in yourself and trust yourself .. you know best and so good to see you are reborn .. cheers Hilary

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  5. Good for you! We can accomplish just about anything we try to do if we ask for God's help.

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    1. I don't know why, but you stopped showing up in my blogroll. That's why I haven't been commenting on your posts. I was going to email you today to ask if you're all right and I checked your blog and saw you've been posting. I'll never understand why the blogroll makes sudden changes and drops people I read regularly. And yes, you are absolutely right about accomplishments with God's help.

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  6. I'm soooo excited for you! :0)

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    1. Thank you, Middle Speed Demon Child.

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  7. I never had a doubt that you weren't amazing. If you weren't you would be living out of a Walmart shopping cart in downtown Jacksonville living the life of an urban camper.

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    1. See why I can't help loving you, you darned Republican?

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  8. Glad to hear that you've reached such an emotional high point. Love the picture of the donkeys, or are those mules? As a kid of the suburbs my knowledge of animals is woefully lacking. Have a terrific day.

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    1. They're donkeys. The Hurricane was in England visiting a boyfriend when her 18th birthday rolled around. His parents took her to a donkey sanctuary for her big day. It demonstrated that they really understood her. She sent me a post card with that photo of the donkeys.

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  9. Love you, Janie--& it's about time you loved YOURSELF!!

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    1. Thank you, fishducky. I'm finally learning what I can do. I love you, too.

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  10. Dear Janie, I've been away from reading blogs and commenting for nearly three weeks, and so I've probably missed some of your life that led up to today's posting. But I feel myself so glad for you that you are beginning to recognize the specialness that is Janie. The uniqueness.

    I believe that alll that went before has led to where you are now. As Whitman said, "I am the world I wandered through." Life, I think, has not always been easy for you. But to use a cliche, to take the lemons life has handed out and to make a lemonade that gives drink to the thirsty--and aren't we all thirsty for the goodness of others--is a great gift to the Universe. . . and to all of us who care about you. Peace.

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    1. Whitman's poetry is full of what I want to say. He took Emerson's theories and put them in his poems as the "namer" and "sayer." Thank you, Dee.

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  11. So nice to see you bursting with gratitude! Here's my gratitude for you: You are an amazing, kind woman, and I'm so glad we met!

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  12. I'm so happy for you, sweetie. Feeling that kind of gratitude is what I call joy. Ain't it grrrreat???

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    1. You'd better believe it. But you already do.

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  13. Happy for you. But I'm pretty sure Meatloaf was saying he wouldn't cheat and forget about the awesomeness that he had at home.

    Not sure if that one applies... although it is damn funny.

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    1. I've never known what Meat Loaf meant. I just think the card is funny.

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  14. we need time for ourself... thanks for the sweet birthday greeting... let's enjoy what life brings us.

    JJRod'z

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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  15. Well Gee, I'm happy happy for you - It's good to be so happy and filled with gratitude that you need to shout. I haven't been THAT happy in a while. It's a great feeling.

    It's contagious, too. :-)

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    1. If it's contagious, then I hope I share my infection.

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  16. Glad to see you are finding your worth. I may not have known you long, but I can see it myself.

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    1. Aw, you're a sweetie. I bet your kids are great.

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  17. I don't need to know the reason why I am just happy you are on a high........

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    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. I hope you're feeling better.

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