That’s what my friend Mary’s license plate says.
Yeah, like you, I was curious.
“Thank You, God, for my amazing life”
I’m so grateful to Mary for that succinct, positive phrase. Thanks to her, it’s now a prayer/praise/phrase which I use frequently.
Last week Mark Zuckenberg had a birthday, took FaceBook public, and got married – all in the same week. Now you might think – THAT’S an amazing life! And, you know, it is. He seems very much the Golden Guy at this moment in time.
And, like you, I’ve had big things happen – not Mark Zuckerberg big, but momentous in my own life.
But that’s not what I’m talking about.
When I say “Thank You, God for my amazing life!” it is at times like last night. Heading to bed early, overtired – but in a very good way, walking around the cat toys that are always in different places in my bedroom I said this prayer.
I didn’t have a Mark Zuckerberg weekend, but I had a “thank You, God” weekend. My cousin Pat was in from Raleigh, NC for a visit. The last time we spent quality time together a pogo-stick contest was involved (that is, we were little kids!). We’d had a delightful day Saturday: Frank Lloyd Wright house/studio tour, Ernest Hemingway childhood home tour, a driving tour of Chicago’s Loop (despite more police on the street than perhaps ever before, closed museums and road closures), and then a really amazingly good Bonnie Raitt concert. That led to a 1 AM bedtime, followed by a 6 AM get-up-to-get-Pat-to-her-conference-on-time awakening. So Sunday started out tired.
I got to talk to my beloved father. If your parent(s) is/are alive and well and you get to talk to them you have an amazing life.
I road my motorcycle for 4 hours with my dear friend Candace – a blessed and amazing life (Robin Gibb, a year younger than me just died – I’m out riding a motorcycle – an amazing life!).
We went to the coolest store in Illinois – Ginger Blossom – a truly AMAZING import/export store – yep, amazing.
When I PAY ATTENTION, I get that I have an amazing life. When I operate from AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE my life gets more amazing by the moment.
How about you? Does Mary’s license plate ring true to you? As always, I’d really like to know!