Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I am grateful for:

~my loving and caring husband
~a Autumn Day
~a hot shower
~a bowl of pasta
~my grandchildren's kisses
~the crunch of fallen leaves
~my caring children
~a cozy bed
~that I can touch my toes
~a good book
~the smile from a stranger
~enthusiastic laughter
~my parents
~birds singing
~a sharp pencil
~the gift of love
~a fire in the fireplace
~a warm blanket
~leopard print
~fluffy socks
~a good massage
~Toy Story 3
~a bubble bath
~excellent doctors
~good friends
~that I can write
~my voodoo room
~all the cards I get each day
~my Italian heritage
~my daughter in law and son in law
~the luminous light of dusk
~a cup of strong coffee
~that I love to read
~my cookbook
~comfortable shoes
~the gift of a smile, my smile
~caring nurses
~a starlight sky
~the sound of the ocean
~view out side my windows
~a cup of comforting soup
~my family pictures
~my relatives in Abruzzi
~Andrea Bocelli's voice
~my 55 years on this earth
~the melody of the Italian language
~all of you who are reading this
~ I am grateful for the few hairs on my head that are holding on!!!!!

November is a special month for me, I love the fall weather but it is also my birthday and Clint's birthday month.
Our birthday fall a week apart plus 16 years! November has always been a time for me to reflect on my life and see what changes I want to make. I revise my goals and appreciate all the little things in my life.
The list above is just a start of what I am grateful for.

Take a few minutes and make a list of all the little things that make you happy. Reflect on your life and how you want to make it better or happier or more loving. We all would like to change things and it all starts with a thought. Take some time this month and be grateful. It will make you appreciate all that you DO have!


  1. Once again, you hit the spot.
    I will try, try again.

  2. You have definitely inspired me to take time to think about those things today.....

  3. Thank you for reminding us all to be thankful - such a simple concept, but sometimes so hard to do. I am grateful for having met you and for letting me take a glimpse into your world.
    God bless you

  4. Hello Susan: I admire your courage thru this terrible illness. Your blogs inspire me. I too keep a journal and write 5 things I am grateful for every day. It could even be getting a good parking space. When we take the time to think about it, we all have so much to be grateful for - past and present. I am praying for you and your family. Good luck with the next step. Diane of Garnet Valley, PA

  5. cara susan,

    we love you so much! sara mití cesidio

  6. Hi again Susan,
    I am one of those "only met you once" cooking class attendees :) I am sitting here crying, touched by your beautiful posts and your insights about life. You are truly a special and wonderful woman. I will continue to send love and positive energy your way. I will continue to read your blog and follow along with you in your recovery. Much love and respect, Jackie S

  7. Hi Susan,
    As always, your blog is wonderful. I try and follow it and when I do, I think how wonderfully expressive you are. I too have keept a journal of my journey. Next week I will start a new one for my next journey.
    White light and energy to you both.
    Love Muiel