Saturday, October 30, 2010

Counting, Counting, Counting!


I took a really good look at the blog yesterday. I read every scrap of the little sayings I've put up in the last 22 months. I remembered the first few weeks of starting to write "Buttercup..." and all the things that were heavy on my mind at the time. Some of the things that I was concerned about have come to pass and others have receded from the horizon, to be replaced by new issues.

My job continues to be a source of anxiety. I sometimes feel like a very small and flimsy boat tossed on a very rough sea. The waves have been roughed and the little boat needs some patching and and would love a few weeks in the harbor. But I am intact -- amazingly, blessedly intact. My goal continues to be the same goal I had at the start of this blog, keeping cheerful in tough times. And so I will keep my focus on the Light that guides from above and the many lights of love, strength and friendship that surround me. I will keep counting, counting, counting blessings manifold.

9 comments:

LDH said...

intact -- amazingly, blessedly intact ... I really like that! :)

Sybil said...

Hi Gorgeous Buttercup,
I am so pleased to see that you are still with us after 22 months. I sure would miss you if you were not there, although I havn't known you from day one it's been a wee while now and I just love you for all the kind things you do and say, and teh beautiful piictures you share with us. And I even enjoy hearing about the bad bits at work etc.. so keep going dear Buttercup.
Hope you are having a lovely restful weekend.
Love Sybil xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those tough times won't last forever and when you keep on counting those blessings, it does make life look a lot brighter. Like you I had some rough sailing and with retirement now I feel as though I've reached the safe harbor somewhat. Life keeps on dishing out some storms here and there but I'm thankful too for friends and a port in the storm.

Linda Myers said...

There are always blessings to count. Isn't that wonderful?

Pam said...

Good for you with keeping cheerful when the going gets tough! I hope the rough sea calms down for you soon!

Terra said...

Your goal and your attitude are perfect, dear Buttercup.

Chatty Crone said...

Keeping cheerful in tough times - takes one courageous woman!

sandie

accidental carer said...

Prepare to be "lifted up" when you meet my best friend in all the world. Wish I could be a fly on the wall but just tell her how much I love and miss her xxxxxx

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Staying positive works!! The world is full of anxiety but we need to separate ourselves from it, it's really the only way to survive. The bible says, if God will take care of the sparrows and the lillies, He will take care of us. :-)