Friday, July 31, 2009

POSITIVE DAY - POST 1



Positive Day is the inspiration of a 12-year old girl and you can read all about the idea here. I am delighted to be taking part.

Like everyone else, I've had my troubles, particularly during this past year, so today presents me with a great opportunity to list all the things I am grateful for in this life:

I am grateful to have had a biological mother who gave me a chance.

I am grateful to have been brought up by 4 people who not only taught me how to love, but also how to show love: my Mum, Dad, Great Aunt Mabel and my Grandpa.







I am grateful for wonderful friends in Italy, in Britain and all over the world through blogging and social networking sites.

I am grateful for Rosa, my "cleaning lady" who has become my secretary, my confidante and my close friend. If there is a God, I truly believe He sent me Rosa, for she has made such a difference to my life. She is pictured here with her husband, who also helps me a lot.



I am grateful for books and for being a linguist.



I am grateful that I live in a beautiful part of the wonderful country I fell in love with at 19.



And I am thankful for every moment I spend with my precious Simi.


18 comments:

Phidelm said...

Brava, Welshcakes - to you, for you and for all these blessings. Most of all, for your ability to appreciate them to the full + share your insights and knowledge with others.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That's a wonderful list of "greatfuls," Pat! Also a lovely photo of Simi! Alex agrees!

Leslie: said...

It really gives us all pause when we stop to realize all the things for which we can be grateful. And I'm grateful for having found you whom I consider a friend. Have a great day! :D

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I am pleased that you think so, Nick. And Simi is very happy that you both like her photo! Hi, Leslie. Yes, it does give us pause. I am very happy to be your friend and, as you know, happy for you. You have a good day too! x

Lucia said...

And I am grateful for your daily posts and for a blogger friend like you! Stay cool.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Lucia. It's great to have a friend like you.

jennifer said...

The photos you included with this post are wonderful. You have so many things to be thankful for - a truly positive list.

Thank you for participating today. It has been so nice getting to know you through Positive Day.

Cherie said...

You are certainly blessed! Happy Positive Day! :)

Travis said...

I'm here from Jen's linky.

I share your passion for books. I'm not a linguist, but I do enjoy the use of language.

Happy Positive Day!

Mopsa said...

How lovely. How warm.

Sally said...

Everything you're grateful and thankful for rings true with so many of us - the really important things in life - our friends and family, small delights and pleasure in where we live and what that means to us - thank you for reminding us of this and for being a constant presence through your wonderful blog and the friendship we're building.

CherryPie said...

A lovely heartwarming post. So many good things to be thankful for.

sally in norfolk said...

sometimes we forget about all the things we should be thankful for ....so this was a lovely post to read :-) x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Jennifer and thank you again to your Diva daughter. It was and is a wonderful idea. I am so happy to have "met" you both. I am indeed, Cherie. Hope you've had a good one, too. Hello, Travis and welcome. I understand it was you who came up with the clever PD logo - well done. It's so nice to meet people who also love books and language. Thank you, Mopsa. Thank you, dear Sally. The friendships I build here are very important to me, as you know, and I am proud to be a friend of yours. Thank you, Cherrypie. Thank you, Sally - much appreciated.x

Thom said...

This was excellent. So many positive things. Happy Positive Day, 2009. Aloha

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you, Thom. I hope you had a good Positive Day, too.

Winchester whisperer said...

Simi looks very pretty

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thanks, WW. The photo was taken in my garden in the UK.

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