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Monday, November 3, 2014


 
Gratitude and Happiness List—November 3, 2014

 
My gratitude list this week is all about beauty and poetry, and who could not be grateful for those things in our lives? Linking up with Laurel Regan’s AlphabetSalad today to share gratitude and happiness.
 

That an old, abandoned amusement park from my youth has been opened as a city park on 120 acres on the shore of Narragansett Bay.

 


For local arts programs like the one we saw at a historic mill: poetry readings from Poe and Tennyson interspersed with chamber music from a live group.

 

Finishing the first work project I took on since my wrist surgery.

 

Having not one but two of my haiku published online on the same day.

 

Lunch with a friend and a tea date at a lovely tearoom with two other friends.

 

Joining a couple of Zentangle groups on Facebook and feasting on the beautiful work posted there.

 

Buying some colored pens and pencils so I can try coloring my Zentangles!

 

Rediscovering my love for poetry. While my husband was bowling the other night, I read Louise Gluck’s Averno and half of a collection by Mary Oliver; now I want to go back to my poetry collection and read more!

 

Spending a cold, rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon practicing and learning some new tangles.

 

Buying prepared lasagna at Whole Foods and having an easy dinner in front of the TV and watching “Columbo” and one of my favorite “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” episodes on MeTV.

 

10 comments:

  1. I love the park news-- our childhood amusement parks lie in ruins here in northeast Ohio..Geauga Lake and Chippewa Lake, both with so much potential. I hope someone will take the initiative and do something with these beautiful areas.

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    1. I hope so, too, Denise. There's so much possibility there. It did take a long time here--the amusement park closed almost 20 years ago--so hopefully something will be done with yours! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. What a wonderful, creatively-oriented list! So inspiring! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you, Laurel, for the inspiration you always provide!

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  3. This is such a nice post. Love your pictures. Writing poetry is my hobby, so I appreciate your enthusiasm toward it. Have a great week upcoming.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. I don't write much poetry--don't have that much confidence in it yet--but I love it when one turns out well. Thanks for visiting, and you have a great week, too.

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  4. So many things each and every day. I, too, am thankful for the many blessings bestowed. Truly enjoyed your blog, Alexis

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    1. Thanks, Alexis! There are so many things we take for granted that are little blessings in our lives!

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  5. As always, a lovely list and I can't wait to see the colored pencil Zentanlges!

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    1. As always, Amy, thank you for your support!

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