Friday, January 23, 2009

Attitude and gratitude

Shadow gave me this great award. It's called the Suck a Lemon award. Nope, that's not right--it's the Lemonade Award. It's about people we know who are able to have a great attitude and gratitude (make lemonade out of lemons).

The "rules" for this one are simple. Shadow gave me five, but I'm going to add one more: Tell us how you have the attitude and gratitude that gets you through the day. You can make this short. Thanks!

I got my attitude from life's experiences. I've always been upbeat and figured out that optimism was better than pessimism. I got my gratitude from the fellowship of Al-Anon where I have learned to appreciate the simple things, the God-given things that are in front of me. I've learned to see through new eyes and that affects attitude and brings gratitude.
  1. put the logo on your blog or post
  2. nominate at least 10 blogs, which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
  3. be sure to link to your nominees within your post
  4. let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog
  5. share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
  6. How did you get a great attitude and gratitude?

So I've nominated the following ten people for this award. They aren't lemons for sure....




Trail Boss--


Betty Ann--




Jump and Then Build Wings--


  1. 'suck a lemon' award... how funny!!!!! nice rule you added by the way.

  2. right on SYD, I love your upbeat, positive attitude, it always shines through you!

  3. Thanks... I like that you added we had to write a little paragraph too.

    This came at a perfect time. I had some minor set-backs and today did wake up with a POSITIVE ATTITUDE again.

    And hey, I'm really having a GREAT DAY with An Attitude of Gratitude.

    (I just need it to be spring..and I'll be even more

  4. congrats you do deserve the award!

  5. Hey you been winning awards again Syd, just reading your post after posting myself for the first time in a week! I know exactly what u mean about pessimism vs optimism, its where I am getting to now after years of thinking mainly negative!
    I aint done a video yet, I am getting blog lazy but tonight just felt like a good long post, feel better now.
    You know me I just

  6. Congratulations dear friend. "Suck a lemon award", kind of the way I am every time I'm nominated *winks*(Hugs)Indigo

  7. hi! nice to find you on the web :-)

  8. I'm all about the process.
    Check out my new blog: or my old (but current) one

  9. Suck a Lemon award, now that made my laugh! Congrats on your award.

  10. You are SUCH a sweetums Syd.
    I'll post to this soon.
    Thank you xo


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