Nadine On…Gratitude Day 3

Gratitude comes in many forms. Today it came as a form of independence that I have known for more than half of my life, but had been away from for a while now.

The freedom to drive a car.

My car.

My Emmitt.

What a luxury it is to get in your own car and drive wherever it is you want to go whenever you want to go. Many people in the world don’t have this freedom. A freedom we take for granted. I didn’t need a special license or anyone’s permission. I just took my happy self out to the car, got in, fired him up and drove away.

It was just a quick drive down to the Ace Hardware to get a buck-ninety fuse to fix my Christmas lights; but it was the perfect liberation. I know, it’s a small thing, for which I am very grateful.

 Gratefully yours,

Your very best friend in the whole entire world


Nadine On…Gratitude Day 2

Disconnection is my worst fear since childhood. Never one to want to miss school, because, hey! They might just do something really cool and I would miss out.

Being abroad and returning (via transatlantic cruise ship with a hefty $$$ per minute for Internet) had its own set of disconnects. Beginning and not ending with the differences in time zones. Do you have any idea how hard it is to wake up at 0400 just so you can chat with your Momma who is winding it down and about to go to bed at 10:00 pm?

There isn’t enough caffeine.

And the converse, almost as difficult…trying to force yourself to stay awake so that you can call before they head out to work?

And of course, there is that “Internet” dependence thing. OMGoodness! If the internet was down, then, no phone home. Frustrations were abundant for sure.

But Today! I am no longer frustrated because my AT & T new Best Friend, Brit, hooked me and Jose back up to the world wide web….and how glorious it is to be reconnected.

You just don’t realize, sometimes, how good it feels to hear that phone ring.

Call me! Hit me on Facebook! Email me! I’m wired…and damn grateful for it!

Gratefully yours,

Your very Best friend in the whole wide world


Nadine On…Gratitude

As a self proclaimed writer, soon to be a published author, I have decided to be taken seriously, I must be writing something daily. Not one to wait for January 1st to begin this daily habit…I will begin now.

November was the month for Thankfulness… and many people posted daily about what they were thankful for. I enjoyed reading their posts.

For the month of December…I will post what I already have that I am grateful for.

Today, I am most grateful for being married to a super hero husband who started the day by taking me to church, cut dead tree limbs off of our single wide, had the know-how to fix my leaky kitchen sink, insisted in popcorn for supper…All while singlehandedly being the best Abu (read Grandfather) to our three precious grand children!

That sums it up for today.

Wishing you and yours a holiday full of gratitude!


Your very best friend in the while wide world