Archive for June, 2013

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry that I’ve disappeared for a while. Life has taken a very busy turn with a lot of different emotions rushing through me. I had to say goodbye to my dog Daisy last month. It was one of the hardest times for me. She was really suffering, but now she’s in a better place. Sixteen years is a good long life for a dog, and she was definitely a welcome member of our family. I still need to write a poem about her… In better news, I now have a job! I work the front desk of a hotel. It definitely keeps me busy! Tonight I’m going in for an overnight shift. And best of all, there is finally someone special in my life that’s here to stay. He is a wonderful support that I’m blessed to have in my life! You’ll hear more about him soon too.

Last night I was missing Daisy and feeling down on life. It was getting the best of me, so at 2:15am I decided to call my special someone. He answered! We talked for a while, and I was so grateful for his upbeat and positive attitude. I’ve never felt such love and care from any relationship in the past. To help dispel the negative thought processes in my head, he gave me an assignment to write down 100 things that make me feel happy and thankful in life. I thought I would share it with all of you.

  1. Sharing kisses with my special someone
  2. A full-body massage
  3. Playing with and petting Duke
  4. Being around cute, playful animals
  5. Bunnies
  6. Reading a book that I can’t put down
  7. Roses
  8. Chocolate (all kinds!)
  9. Experiencing the Lord of the Rings (through books, extended edition films, and music)
  10. Enya
  11. Remembering Daisy memories
  12. Collecting a paycheck
  13. Listening to The Fountain soundtrack
  14. The smell of the air after a rainstorm
  15. Cuddling in my special someone’s embrace
  16. Playing the flute
  17. Singing and improvising what just comes out of me
  18. Reading journal entries that I wrote when I was younger
  19. Getting positive feedback on my work (things I share)
  20. Dressing up and looking especially impressive and beautiful
  21. My boobs
  22. Holding a baby
  23. Harry Potter
  24. All of my supportive and wonderful online, Facebook, and long-distance friends
  25. Writing a poem, essay, or story
  26. Newly fallen snow
  27. Cheesecake
  28. Speaking, reading, and writing French
  29. Exploring and interacting with people from different cultures
  30. Performing onstage (acting and singing)
  31. Watching my friends go through pregnancy and children
  32. The sight, smell, and sound of autumn leaves
  33. General Tso’s Chicken from China Star
  34. Learning about horoscopes
  35. Reading tarot and runes
  36. Guilty Pleasure TV Shows (Bachelor/Bachelorette, America’s Next Top Model, The Voice)
  37. Knee-high boots with 5-inch stiletto heels
  38. An endless supply of books to read
  39. Sleeping and cuddling with stuffed animals
  40. Cookies and brownies freshly baked and cooling
  41. Lounging around in my bathrobe
  42. Cantoring at Mass
  43. Being in a library or bookstore
  44. Going out for a girls’ night
  45. Dancing and clubbing
  46. Getting flirty and tipsy
  47. Watching a hummingbird fly
  48. Giving and receiving hugs
  49. Marching band
  50. Exploring and walking (downtown, nature trails)
  51. Learning languages
  52. Wearing pretty dresses
  53. Dreaming up my wedding
  54. Making a picnic to enjoy outside
  55. Having a poem/song written for me
  56. Attending midnight movie releases
  57. Going to performances at Webster University
  58. Eating all types of berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)
  59. My Grandma and Grandpa Thomas
  60. Family reunions
  61. Christmas
  62. Birthdays
  63. Strawberry Daiquiris
  64. Long Island Iced Tea
  65. Doctor Who
  66. Movie soundtracks
  67. Reading a book aloud as a script
  68. Sleeping deeply
  69. Piano
  70. Taking a nap bundled in a blanket
  71. Making videos
  72. Sharing poetry I’ve dedicated to someone
  73. Wearing sexy lingerie
  74. Listening to the thoughts and ideas of a child
  75. My mom
  76. Going on family vacations
  77. Traveling the world
  78. Dinner and Movie Dates
  79. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting
  80. Free days with no commitments
  81. Helping someone smile and be happy
  82. Trivia Nights
  83. Playing “Challenge” with Dad and my brother
  84. Going to the lake
  85. TV Show/Netflix marathons
  86. Falling asleep and waking up in the arms of my special someone
  87. Bagels with peanut butter or butter
  88. Movie nights with my mom
  89. The smell of chlorine at a pool
  90. Learning about my genealogy
  91. Monarch butterflies
  92. Singing in a prestigious choir
  93. Meditating and praying with the Holy Trinity and Mary
  94. Having meaningful tattoos
  95. Good times with my dad
  96. Ice Cream
  97. Making love with my special someone
  98. Someone telling me that they love me
  99. The idea that life will grow inside me
  100. Being alive

There’s my list for you! I encourage all of you to take some time out to write up a list too. It can really help you focus on the positive gifts in your life.

Have a great day!

❤ Me

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