Listful Thinking (48/365)

I spent the most of yesterday lost in my online world – from re-organizing my blog (now you actually get snippets of the kinds of blogs I follow) to playing It Girl in facebook (hence the status about forgetting how fun these games can be) to reading Listful Thinking.  I then rediscovered some of my iPad games – Bakery Story and Fashion Story.  Quality time with my online life? 90%.  Real human interaction? 10%.  Meaningful human interaction?

Next question please!

Today was another stay-at-home day and I can feel myself getting a little bit antsy.  Any moment now, the questions that come for me during really dark days.  I can feel them at the edge of my brain.

But then I remember how I giggled while reading Stephanie’s blog and suddenly I thought of resurrecting something I’ve stopped doing for a couple of years now – a gratitude journal.  So here’s to a new endeavor – since I can’t get everything that I want, I’ll be thankful for what I have.

So here are the things I have been truly thankful for:

  • My friends – Leo, who I shared most my best memories in Intelenet with; Jenn, Art and Anthony for taking the time to ask how I was doing through various media (Anthony and Jenn texted, Art caught me online on facebook)
  • Time – because Friday was the first whole day leave I had taken in a while.  No, taking a half day leave does not allow you to rest.  Especially when you go on leave in the afternoon and spend the morning in the office and your half day leave turns into a one-third leave instead.
  • Paddy – for letting me spend time with Harry, my second fictional soulmate (the first one would be Hayden Lane from Jude Deveraux’s Remembrance)
  • Endurance – because now I can actually run 3k in under 30 minutes (Endorphins, you suck)
  • Elton John – for releasing Your Song, the most beautiful song ever written.  I’ve even loved all the remakes (Ewan McGregor’s in Moulin Rouge, Casey Abram’s in American Idol, and that weird, red-headed kid in Glee Project).
And so here’s to the most beautiful song written…

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live
If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they’ve got me quite cross
But the sun’s been quite kind while I wrote this song
It’s for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world


“Your Song”
Elton John

Oh, and to Mr. D (also known as so many other names, none of which shall be mentioned here)… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Blessed Be…
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