16 December 2007

Monday's Musing

Hi! I'm still alive out here! :)

I'm afraid I've been in a little bit of a funk (other than being just crazy busy), thinking of those who have been lost to me and my family over the past few years. Isn't it odd how deaths seem to come in cycles? My littlest one said to me the other day that they will live forever in our hearts and memories. It's funny to hear my words come back to me.

So in honor of everything we have lost and everything we have, I will quote my husband today:

"Be happy for what you have; not unhappy for what you don't have."

And we have much.

Have a wonderful week everyone! Be happy. :)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your husband is a wise man!

3:37 AM  
Blogger Carole Knits said...

Your husband has a great philosophy but it's hard when the holidays come around and we miss our family and friends who aren't with us anymore.

3:58 AM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Thank you for the reminder on a sad day.

4:17 AM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

You have a wise husband!

4:22 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Romi- I'll try to keep that in mind. And congratulations on your Knitty pattern- it's soooo pretty- I could maybe start liking KSH again.

5:54 AM  
Blogger Bridget said...

I would also add, that we should be happy for what we have had - those things/people are just as important in making us what we are, don't you think?

6:38 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I try to enjoy every moment as I'm living it, and stay in the present. It's challenging sometimes to do but a worthwhile goal. Hugs to you!

8:09 AM  
Blogger Chicken Mama said...

I love the attitude of gratitude of your sweet husband. I am grateful for you and our friendship. MWAH!!!

8:34 AM  
Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

Thanks Rosemary (or thanks to your husband too)...I need to hear those words right now.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

Wise husband.

I think the trick is to carry them with us and not let them haunt us. Not that I've figured out how to do it yet.


9:42 AM  
Blogger thursday said...

I've been in a holiday funk, too - for different reasons. I do try to remember to be happy for what we have.. thanks for posting your husband's thoughtful sentiment today. :)

12:42 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Wise husband, however harder to live up this time of year.


4:53 PM  
Anonymous SockPixie said...

Sometimes I share the same thoughts, but then I remember all the wonderful times, and laughter I shared with my loved ones. I remember playing Mikado with my grandpa. He would try so hard not to laugh that his nostrils would swell like those of a boar, and I would burst out laughing, blowing our pile of mikado away!

Caroline, the SockPixie

6:20 PM  
Blogger Soo said...

That's a great reminder - especially at this time of year.

3:20 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom.

5:12 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

I don't have any words of wisdom, and you already have received sme great comments, so let me just send hugs to you.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

That is the key to happiness. Isn't it funny that we seem to be hardwired to always long for what we don't have, instead of appreciating what we do?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous AlisonH at spindyeknit.com said...

I would offer the thought to write down the memories and the stories--it's a form of healing, and it passes the goodness of those people down to the next generations.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Jen D. said...

Here's one more to ponder... "You're only ever as happy as you choose to be."

I try to remember this one daily, though sometimes a good cry is just required. ( I prefer a nice warm, private bath tub for moments like this) Take care Romi. Enjoy your family, and have a happy holiday.

9:57 PM  
Blogger junie said...

Gosh, I think I have been doing the same thing. I think your husband is right. I need to be a whole lot more grateful for what I do have.

Thanks for the Ice Queen Christmas
present. It is lovely.

12:54 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Great philosophy I'm trying to live by. I lost my Dad last December and it's been very hard.

Hope your holidays are extra special Rosemary!

1:01 AM  

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