Well, dear friends, as 2009 comes to a close; I find myself making my LAUNDRY LIST. In case you don't know what that is -- to some it is called taking a personal inventory. Perhaps, many of you out there do the same.
On MY LIST are things like:
Was I empathetic when the situation presented itself?
Was I compassionate?
Was I controlling?
Was I critical?
Did I complain too much? I CALL THESE MY 4 "C's".
Did I hold my tongue when it was called for?
Was I truly present in my life every moment?
Was I as loving as I could be?
And last, but not least: WAS I GRATEFUL?
I had a friend who used to say that every donut has a hole. I want to be as grateful for the hole as for the donut.
Cicero said," Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues...but the parent of all others".
Now that 2009 is almost complete, I can begin on my list for 2010!! Gads!!!!
Blessings in the New Year to you all,