Monday, December 20, 2010

Counting my blessings......

At this special time of year, I get to thinking how lucky I am  to have family all around me,  all the time. To some people, that's a me it is what the words "warm & fuzzy"  are all about. There is nothing I like better than to be surrounded by as many family members as possible, so many conversations going on at once, so much laughter. And I will tell you my family is a master at sarcasm, it is just another service we offer ! My family cracks me up. As I was listening to that Christmas carol that goes..."and when I 'm worried and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, and I fall asleep counting my blessings." I realized that is exactly what I do on those nights that I am anxious and can't fall asleep. I picture all the faces of my family, funny things they have said & done and I feel so much better..and off I go to sleep. Now I know how the whole counting the sheep thing works, you picture sheep jumping over a fence and count them and you drift off.  I still picture sheep jumping over a fence (usually it is a fence located in the meadows of Scotland, full of purple thistle) but the sheep all have the faces of my family and I name them as they jump over and off I go, warm & fuzzy.
Special Note: I have a picture of my dad sitting on the couch at my sister, K's. We were having a family gathering and there he was sound asleep with a smile on his face , looking so peaceful and I snapped a picture. Now I  understand what  he was doing. He was warm & fuzzy and counting his blessings and he drifted off right in the middle of all the chaos.


A quick review: I watched a good movie this past weekend. It was called Losing Chase. Starred Helen Mirren, Jeff Bridges & Kyra Sedgewick. Set on Martha's Vineyard, a story about an emotionally ill wife & mother ( Mirren) whose insufferable husband (Bridges) hires an au pair (Sedgewick) for the summer. All three lives were forever changed.
I recommend this one !

1 comment:

  1. I have always wanted to be a sheep! Love this...made me all warm and fuzzy too!