Thursday, October 22, 2009

# gratitude # thankful

Time for Me Thursday

Holy cow! I just prevented the house from burning down! Ok, it might not be that dramatic, but it sure scared me. I kept smelling something burning but couldn't figure out what it was. I figured it must be the neighbor burning wood or something. Except, it wasn't! I happened to turn around from where I was sitting on the couch and noticed that my lamp was tipped over. Not only was it tipped over, but it was on and the bare bulb (my lampshade broke and I haven't had the money to replace it) was leaning against a suede pillow! The burning smell was where it was scorching the pillow! Thank god I turned around when I did. The pillow has a large scorched spot and had I not noticed it, it could have caught fire. How terrifying is that?

Know what I'm doing for me today? I'm taking a few deep breathes and counting my blessings. I sometimes spend too much time dwelling on the negative, like not enough money, not enough time with my boys, etc etc. So today, I'm going to focus on the positives...I have a lovely home, food in our cupboards, two incredible boys, 3 cats who keep me company and love on me and make me laugh with their antics, books to read, movies to watch, decent health and the list could go on and on...I really am a lucky girl.

What are all of you doing for you today? What are you thankful for?

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2 comments:

Obe's said...

That must have been scary for sure, we had an old toaster that would lower the toast down by itself, one night just as we got into bed we could smell toast I thought how weird... then smelled smoke ...... wow scary the darn thing was scorching the wood cupboard above it in the kitchen, another second or two it might have been on fire.... scary stuff...
Diane

TracyC said...

Ohhh! Thank goodness you saw the pillow before it caught fire. Counting your blessings sounds like an awesome idea..especially when the weather is ick.

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