Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Posted by Laurel Garver on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 21 comments
blog gushy nonsense if I want to! Because I'm another year older today and feeling thankful for so many things:

~I get to send acceptance letters at work, spreading happiness to smart, underappreciated English profs and grad students of the world.

~My kidlit critique group gave me amazing encouragement on my novel last night, and great ideas for a final polish.

~A character lookalike was on the train this AM. Quality watching done. Check.

~I'm getting a new bike from my hubby! Makes me feel like a giddy kid. :-)

~Greetings on facebook reminded me what amazing friends and family I have.

~I got big hugs from my daughter this morning. A few years ago, she was the anti-snuggle kid who would hit you if you tried to comfort her when she was hurt. This feels HUGE! :-)

~Prepping to teach a co-ed bunch of high schoolers at youth group has me SO excited. The group this year is incredibly engaged, full of questions and eager to learn.

~People actually read and comment on this blog. I'm still amazed that you all keep visiting.

What gives you an attitude of gratitude?

21 comments:

  1. NEW BIKE!!?? Sweet! :) Hope your great birthday continues through the week!

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  2. Happy birthday, Laurel! Hope it's a wonderful one. :)

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  3. Happy birthday Laurel!

    If I could snag more hugs from my tween I would do cartwheels:)

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  4. Happy birthday! Gush all you want...we love to hear you!

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  5. Happy birthday, and thanks for sharing your happiness. You should most definitely blog gushy news. I, for one, feel the warmth from your good news, and am inspired to remember the good things in my life. Thanks so much!

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  6. Happy Birthday! Have a fun, relaxing day today, you deserve it. And I don't know about anyone else, but I'm here because you give awesome advice :).

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  7. Sounds like a fabulous day to me. Happy Birthday! Go enjoy that bike. I'd be giddy, too. :)

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  8. Happy Birthday! I would LOVE a new bike! (And a tandem bike too) Enjoy your day!

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  9. •♪♫•*¨*•.¸Happy Birthday to you•♪♫•*¨*•.¸.

    Happy Birthday Dear Laurel

    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸Happy Birthday to you! .•♪♫•*¨*•.¸.

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  10. How did Lola do that?! That is so cool. So, um, happy birthday, Laurel, even though my wishes feel a bit lame following Lola's!! :-)

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  11. Happy Birthday Laurel!! Sounds like you had a great day! :)

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  12. Happy Birthday!! Hope the joy keeps coming :)

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  13. Happy, happy birthday! Sounds like you have much to be thankful for.

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  14. Hi Laurel -

    Happy Birthday! You've got a long list of blessings. :)

    Susan

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  15. A new bike! FUN!!! Enjoy it!

    Happy Birthday, Laurel!

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  16. Thanks, everyone for the birthday wishes! If you only knew how long I've waited to replace my former bike that was stollen long ago... *blushes*

    Tamika: grab those hugs when no one's looking. All kids need affection, especially the ones who act like they don't!

    Lola: you must tell us how you added the cool music note graphic! Pleeeeese?

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  17. Just copy and paste mine...keep it somewhere handy to use at will. :) My little birthday gift to you (and anyone else that wants it).

    Love,
    Lola

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  18. Happy belated Birthday, and of course, we read and comment. Your blog is both informative and fun. It's been great gettin' to know ya!

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