#Share Your World: Choosing Gratitude

Tonight, I am grateful for  Cee’s Share Your World Blogging Challenge, which asks us this week to share things we’re thankful for.

What are you grateful for in regard to:

Your home life?

I’m very grateful for my husband, David.  I was single for a really, really long time – it’s not that I didn’t meet people or date,  I just never found that person who was right for me.

We met six years ago.  It was truly magic.

And it’s been worth the wait.

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Your family?

I’m incredibly thankful for my parents and my mother-in-law.  Their love, support and friendship is such an important and necessary part of my life.

Your blogging community?

I can’t say “thank you” enough for the kind support of the Cheerpeppers and the entire WordPress community and the opportunity to interact with these talented, caring and multi-faceted people.

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Your city or immediate area in which you live?

I live in Atlanta and while I do sometimes complain about the traffic (which is horrific), I’m totally in love with our art and restaurant scenes and so many of our vibrant, charming neighborhoods.

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The regional area in which you live?

I’m very proud to be a Southern girl.  I’m thankful that I was raised with manners (even if they were at times “whupped” into me) and an appreciation for my heritage.

The country where you live?

I am fortunate and thankful to be an American.  We are blessed with so many freedoms and opportunities.

You?

I’m so very grateful for courage found in unexpected times and places, for growth and hope, for overcoming my fears and jumping into to new things.

My theme for this month’s Nano Poblano challenge is Motion.

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Sharing is caring…

…and I am very grateful that Cee cares enough to offer the Share Your World challenge (among others) every week, asking bloggers to respond to new questions about themselves.  Here are my answers to this week’s queries:

Are you a traveler or a homebody? 

Can you be both?  I really enjoy seeing new places and visiting well-loved destinations (like the little town in the Florida panhandle where we vacation twice a year, or the mountain house where we celebrate Burn’s supper), but I also revel in snuggling up with my kitties in my own bed or chilling on our front porch swing or curling up by the fireplace with a glass of wine.

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What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it.

Something with a green screen.  That would be awesome.  (insert all kinds of cool special effects).  Perhaps with a time travel or science fiction theme.  Yeah. Or Harry Potter.  Something with wands.

Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.

Is Kaleidoscopic a word?  On the inside, I’m all swirly.

Well, whadoyouknow  – it actually is a word.

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Okay, that works.

List some fun things for a rainy day.

Reading.

Making cookies.

Watching old episodes of Dr. Who.

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Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am wildly grateful for my husband and my kitties and  my parents and Mom-in-Law and reconnecting with some friends I haven’t seen in a while.

I’m very thankful that my new mechanic seems to have figured out why my engine light keeps coming on and fixed it for a sum that did not devastate me financially.

I am looking forward to a short week next week at work and the wonderful holiday next Thursday!  I’m so happy about seeing my family and having five days off to de-stress and simply enjoy being.

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~My theme for this month’s Nano Poblano challenge is Motion~