Monday, August 3, 2009

Positive thoughts on Monday


It was a great weekend on the boat. We left on Friday evening after a thunderstorm came through. Dinner that night was roast chicken, garlic and parmesan couscous and a Caesar salad. The mosquitoes were kept away by a good 15 knot breeze.

On Saturday, we got up after sunrise and went for a long walk on the beach. I thought that I felt a tinge of fall in the air but that may be wishful thinking. At any rate, the breeze was enough to keep us cool as we went for a long walk, collecting shark's teeth and enjoying the sound of the surf.

Our meals are a real treat after walking for several miles. Breakfast was honey cured ham, eggs, bacon, and whole wheat toast. That generally knocks us out for a nap. Then it's time for another walk and some reading time. Dinner on Saturday was London broil, garlic mashed potatoes, and fruit. The wind rose during the night and actually made things a bit chilly in the v-berth so we snuggled under a light blanket.

Sunday brought some thunderstorms in late afternoon. We still got our walk in which was another long one. I thought that I saw a water spout off in the distance. I did watch a boat sailing right between two large thunderheads with rain coming down on either side, yet the boat was lit up by sunlight. Beautiful!

Today I have a work meeting downtown where funding is discussed for next year. I am hoping to catch up on blogs soon. I only have use of my IPhone on the boat so it makes it difficult to check blogs and write comments.

I did want to list some of the blessings in my life. Mike over at Rambling Stuff suggested doing this on July 31. He wrote: "On July 31, share the things in your life that are positive. Count your blessings. Tell us why you are thankful."

So here are some of my blessings:
  • I'm blessed to have good health that enables me to do a lot of things that I enjoy.
  • I'm blessed to have some wonderful people in my life. I don't believe that I met these people by accident.
  • I'm blessed to live in a beautiful place where there is evidence of God's bounty all around.
  • I'm blessed to have a great job that has provided wonderment for so many years.
  • I'm blessed to have a program of recovery that helps me appreciate the people, my health, my job, and where I live. Not much would be possible without my self-discovery.
Blessings to you on this Monday.

25 comments:

  1. Blessings to you, too, Syd. Have a good Monday, if there is such a thing.

    Love,

    SB

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  2. I have too many blessings to list!

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  3. Glad you had a nice respite and are available to notice the blessings in your life...

    (more) Blessings and aloha...

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  4. Syd, I feel blessed to live vicariously through you this weekend. I've been stressed to the max and it relaxes me to read about anything water related!! You sound fulfilled today! Blessings to you and yours. Tammy

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  5. You are very blessed indeed Syd.

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  6. Sounds like a very blessed weekend. Thanks for the reminder of just how blessed we really are!

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  7. Wonderful, positive post today, Syd! I love it! :)

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  8. That sounds like a positively divine weekend. I can't imagine anything better than good food, good company and being on the ocean.

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  9. i am new to recovery and i love reading this blog. it keeps me motivated to learn more about my real self--something that's been a long time coming.

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  10. sounds like a wonderfully romantic weekend. thanks for sharing your blessings with us, so we may be blessed

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  11. That was so soothing to read. Thanks Syd.jeNN

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  12. Thanks, Syd. I'm counting mine today, and they are PLENTIFUL!

    (Blessings, that is!)

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  13. I'd say you're blessed by great food!

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  14. Sounds like a fantastic weekend. You made me hungry too!

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  15. I love it that you know that the wonderful people in your life were not met by accident. Awesome.

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  16. Great life you have Syd, I can just imagine you in my minds eye on your boat with your iphone writing comments to fellow bloggers.
    I was at my AA meeting last night took a newcomer who Uncle Buck knows, the sharer dried up couldnt think of anything to say which was unusual.
    At work on despatch as I write this looking forward to next week when we are having our big camping holiday for a week, cant wait but loads of packing to do before.
    Lush vegatation, yes, we have had loads of rain, all the footpaths are overgrown down by the Calder river

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  17. Such a great list, I am so thankful for all the people in my life including me extended blogger al-anon family group!

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  18. great posting.The blessings/gratitude idea came from a teenager of a blogger I folllow believe it or not.

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  19. Reckon we should call you the sailing gourmand! Your weekend sounds delightful.

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  20. Yum yum for the delicious meals! Such abundant blessings too --

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  21. such a positive post, syd ... brought tears to my eyes. i think i will make a list of my blessing, there must be some, although it is now 4th of august, but i suppose the date doesn't matter. K x

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  22. your weekends always sound soooo perfect. i think i need to move to the coast and take up boating, heee heee heeee

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  23. it is so good to feel your positives coming out again. Your weekend sounds like heaven , such romance even with the storms. great for snuggling. I WHO am an snuggler. Ty for sharing

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  24. So awesome and I love the photo which shows the majesty of a storm over the water, somehow just helps to feel small compared to the awesomeness of nature sometimes. :)

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