Sunday, January 11, 2009

One gets Blest, but never feels Blessed ... still

I really don't do well enough for accolades, nor award nominations, I am still just hanging out or hanging on. But I do like being me too much to be someone else. So, name six things I am extremely grateful for (knowing that if the government finds out they will try to take them away?)

1. God
2. Family
3. Love
4. Friends (all two of them that didn't go shooting with me - today)
5. Good people everywhere - many more than bad people anywhere
6. Earth - Man's personal Garden of Eden (don't mess it up, folks)

The second award is named the Lemonade Award. Hmmm, maybe when life hands you lemons, you learn to make lemonade or lemon pie. It's just a matter of perspective. I do know this, no matter how large we feel our problems are, there is someone somewhere who has it so much harder. The world doesn't end when we are given a problem to overcome. No, life goes on...

The Lemonade Award tells me to pass it on to 10 other bloggers that show attitude and/or gratitude.

Ah, I lifted the above picture and text from Little Drops since she tagged me; and I thought I was picked for my sour disposition - and I don't add sugar to much in my life after reading Sugar Blues. But some folks read between the lines, peek behind the curtain, or expect more from me than I could ever deliver - in spite of the History of Earl.

I can pick ten with attitude and/or gratitude, my daily visits are there for a reason - they have both:

Ambulance Driver
Wyatt Earp
Bullet slinging Bookmarm... Breda

not that I would ever tell them they have been tagged or selected, but those that never visit my blog have ways of knowing who has linked and when and where. They all deserve these two awards and would, if they weren't doing such incredible creative stuff, play along.


K-Dubyah said...

Aww Earl,

Never sell yourself short. And NO, I didn't pick you because of your sour disposition! Sheesh!! You MEN...

Stephen said...

I don't think you turn lemons into lemonade or lemon pie, you rifleman/sage-old-man/library keeper/motorcycle lover; I think you tear the lemons down to their individual pieces and then relish the good parts for what they are with no sugar added.

If I were to list the 6 things I was most grateful for, it would be exactly the same as yours and in the same order. Though of course I wouldn't have been as articulate and would have needed another 100 words ...

threecollie said...

You have no idea how honored I am that you would think of me for these. I am so tickled every time you visit and comment and I enjoy your blog very much. Thank you very much.

breda said...

Yay, thanks! But it's a bit disappointing that I can't choose you in return :)

Ambulance Driver said...

Thanks, Earl!

Now, who to tag on my end? Hmmm...

WV: acnidem. From the makers of Clearasil!

Jeffro said...

Thank you, Earl! Yer too kind....