I must admit I have really found it a challenge to ponder that which I am grateful for, ordered by the letters of the alphabet. Mostly a challenge because I simply can’t think of anything for the letter of the day. And today is “R”…sigh

R – my brother. We kind of lost each other for a number of years, but now we talk regularly and, well, it’s Really great. He’s a red head like my mother, his daughter has the same beautiful dark red/auburn hair. He has done some amazing things with his life and, like me, has a tendency toward optimism. We are only 14 months apart and were really close for much of our childhood.

Red: I love the color red.

Red Wine: enjoy a glass with dinner. Frankly, although I LOVE them too….I get tired of water, coffee, and iced tea – the other beverages I tend to drink. No cola’s for me – bad bad bad for me. So, a glass of wine with dinner is delightful. Although, I must admit, it also makes me drowsy…yeah, one glass is my limit…sigh…two and I may as well go to bed. (am I old yet?).

Rock and Roll – yes, I am a child of the 60/70’s. In the late 1960’s I bought my first album, with money I earned by getting good grades – it was, Led Zepplin whole lotta love…and I used to play the album on my stereo as I fell asleep…

Roses – all kinds. all colors. always. And mostly I am grateful to have four beautiful rose bushes in my backyard…I can’t bear to cut the flowers off, so I just have to sit outside and enjoy them.

Risk – I am not a HUGE risk taker, but I do take risks. I love a challenge (uhm, anyone reading my blogs and where my “career” has taken me, might guess this)….(ok, so not quite this much/kind of challenge). But I am willing to take a risk, with the possibility that it just might be the Holy Spirit callin’

Ruby – my sweet sweet Vizsla. And Roxie, my labrador/red heeler mix…an awesome dog! Oh my, sweet dogs! They are fun, loving, and funny. Great companions, more than pets, they are members of our family.


About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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5 Responses to gRatitude….

  1. altar ego says:

    Sorry I missed yesterday's Friday Five. I was close to publishing when a friend came to pick me up to go with her to run an errand. We got home at the end of the day!Anyway, one R I can think of that relates to you is relationship! I'm thankful for those that I am developing with RevGals, and am thus thankful for you.You're doing great with your alphabet. Keep up the good work!

  2. Excellent choices…although I've become more of a green person the last few years I still like red.

  3. when i was in college, squirreled away in the painting studio… "classic rock" was the radio station and so i've painted to many, many Led Zep tunes…

  4. altar ego says:

    you've changed your background again! It was actually you that got me inspired to take action about mine. Thanks for that!

  5. Kievas says:

    Lots of good Rs here!

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