If we practice gratitude and keep a thankful heart, we’ll automatically extend inspiration wherever we go.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Day 98 in Gratitude - A Pending Governement Shutdown...really??

There's so much going on right now. The US Government finally reached a tentative agreement to stay open for the next 6 days to continue their debates on spending. What an embarrassment and hardly inspiring that they took this negotiation down to the wire to come to an agreement to continue the debate. And, once they do finally come to a majority agreement, it will be time to debate the 2012 budget! I am proud to be an American, I appreciate that we do have differences and everyone has a right to be heard. But these issues should have been addresses months ago and a resolution reached. A government shutdown is not the end of the world and we have come through it before, but at a time when the economy is in such disarray and the fact that we've had 5 or 6 extensions on the original 2011 budget that was brought to the table in Feb 2010 - this is tough to swallow. I am thankful that they have come to this agreement so that our military families will receive their paychecks.

My brother-in-law has his good days and bad. AML is a tough cancer that is so unpredictable and ruthless. It seems that one day he has energy to walk around the floor of the hospital, and the next he is exhausted. I guess this is fairly common. Most days his outlook is guardedly hopeful but some days he seems to force himself to look at his possible reality which seems dim. My husband stayed in NJ to spend time and to help in any way he can. I am very proud of his decision to offer his time and unconditional love and am thankful that his circumstances allow him to do so.

What are you grateful for?

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