Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Day

I complain a lot. I'll admit it. Today I'm mad because my Blackberry magically decided it won't charge anymore and I'm addicted to my phone. I feel like I'm getting a cold (though it could just be allergies - thank you, warmer weather!). I'm Irish and it's St. Patrick's Day and I can't drink a green beer.

But all in all, I realize I am very lucky. In the past week I've seen a lot of people facing big challenges in their lives. My good Bumpie friend Kathy (check out her blog here) has been battling infertility and just found out she has thyroid cancer. A treatable type, thankfully. But she has gone through so much! Family friends of ours lost a loved one this week and now have another family member hospitalized. And another friend has family in Japan near the area of the nuclear power plant that is in danger of meltdown (they have travelled south to be with family).

So on this Thankful Thursday full of symbols of luck, I am reminded of just how lucky I am. Lucky to be unable to drink because I am pregnant with a healthy baby girl. Lucky to have a husband who cooks me dinner every night and is fond of giving me hugs for no reason. Lucky to have a supportive, healthy family who are all safely nearby. Lucky to have wonderful friends, both in real life and through my online connections. And for those who fall into the latter group, a little Irish blessing for you:

"May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer."


  1. How crazy, I was thinking of posting something like this today, as well!

  2. lucky we are :) it's a good reminder to count your blessings

  3. I love the quote. It was much needed