Friday, March 4, 2016

It’s all about Perspective!

DaYS 35-41 of 100 DaYS oF GRaTiTUdE

On January 15, 2016, I challenged myself to write about being grateful over 100 days.  Forty-one days into it has demonstrated a process that  sometimes took me to the edge. Particularly while I was dealing with the death of my mom. 


However, I found that even in grief you can find a reason to smile. It is a matter of perspective and gratitude.  How you view your world and the people around you  can make a difference on your happiness scale. 


 Day 35


My lovely sister Mary and I went on a road trip on the ice road to Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, because my friend Irene said she would bake me a pie. Another relative said they would cook us some fresh lake fish.  Who could refuse such generosity!


The view from Annie's home!





First, we dropped in at Joyce’s place where her significant other cooked a delicious meal and we visited over tea.  Then we went to Irene’s place for dessert and a short visit.  

I am so grateful to catch up with friends I’ve not seen in a long while. 


Andrew in front of Kim's Cafe

A visit to Fort Chipewyan also means taking Andrew to visit his aunt Annie's and places I hung out as a kid. Then it was time to head back to McMurray. I am grateful for my sister Mary who provided interesting conversation under the shine of the moonlight as we drove back. The ice road was amazing and in great shape. 

We saw two beautiful snow white owls on this trip. Thank you Mary!   




Day 36 


Mary Olive Adam 2016

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to visit with my mom’s friend Mary Olive.  She is really awesome because she does not mince words and says it like she sees it.  What a lovely lady.  


Day 37



I am grateful to be able to phone my doctor and he agrees to see me within 1/2 hour. I get there, wait 2 minutes, and then I am done within 20 minutes!  It is great when this happens.  


Day 38




I have so much gratitude for being able to make my own juices! When you make your own juice you know what goes into it. Today, my juice has added Love! 

Day 39


I am grateful to be living in a country where everyone has free choice and free will. You, and only you can decide how you will react to situations either of your own doing or someone else. You decide your own actions. It really is simple, if you want to be happy, you can be.  

Now, I will have tea!
Day 40



Being 100% authentic, which may not always be the easiest route to take but doing it anyway. Grateful to have people in my life who understand and appreciate me for what I stand for.  Being happy means living the life you want and not being afraid to let others see it.  

Day 41


The moments of my life are never on social media or on my cell phone while I am with you. I am grateful to always being present with whomever I am with at the moment. When I am with you, I will give you all I have and I don't share it with the world. Well, maybe in my blog, after the fact. lol   Gratitude highlights the positive in your life. Happiness is being present for those moments.  :) 


2 comments:

DUTA said...

It seems you've had a lovely road trip with your sister Mary and your son Andrew, catching up with old friends.
I'm glad , for a change, to read that one (you) is grateful to the country one lives in
for allowing free choice and free will. There are many people out there critical of their country.

Angelina Pratt said...

Thank you Duta for your comments. That was a difficult week, but the trip and connecting with friends and family made all the difference. It was a wonderful trip. My older sister Annie has early set dementia and it was important for us to visit with her because I don't know how much she will remember next time I see her.

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