That is the post.

That is my word for 2009.

I know there are blogs out there that have put the question out to us or the challenge to use ONE word.

...and I have thought on it for these past 15 days.

REALLY, truly, contemplated.

I will state it here quite simply,


the second most powerful word to my spirit....

the sister word to love.

When I hang up the phone
(gosh that is an OLD term now, isn't it?)

I am grateful
that such an instrument gives me the connection to my children

or my Dad or siblings..

or my dear friend across the country..

when I can text a simple

"love you" or "goodnight"

just before going to sleep

it feels like
these precious ones are not so far away..

I am grateful.

that I have a job,

a roof over my head,

a car to get me where I need to go.......

three amazing children...

beautiful sunrises and sunsets...

The list is huge,

isn't it?

When I 'visit' grateful in the midst of any storm,

it is like a healing balm.

It's magic.


theresa martin said...

and we 'out here' are grateful for you :-)

Tracy said...

A beautiful post, Rella...

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

There truly IS so much to be grateful for! Kudos to you being able to select one word...I am not there....yet
Thank you for this lovely reminder about gratitude. I am very grateful to get to know you here in bloglandia :)
Brightest of Blessings Always! ooxoo

CathWren said...

Very well put! I could not agree more. It seems we have been thrust into a new era, one of much uncertainty. I too have much to be grateful for, and thank you for the reminder.

I hope this note finds you well. I am a little under the weather, but overall life is good.