Sunday, January 14, 2007

Attitude of gratitude

My Mum had a health hiccup this week that wasn’t (to put it mildly) pleasant and I’ve not been feeling up to snuff for a few weeks. Good grief-how the internal dialog can quickly turn against you if you’re not vigilant! I’ve been mildly preaching to Mum if she finds herself in the negative zone to come back to gratitude. So today on my bike ride I took my own advise & listed all the things I grateful for (which I do quite often), this particular jump was for “I’m really grateful I have friends who discuss the joys of a pee-jibe”! Actually it was “I’m really grateful Pino Danielle is playing perfect theme tune music on my i-pod”.


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Upon my return to Rice Park I was grateful to see kids, dogs & adults playing the old fashioned way……the kid in the cardboard box is my new hero!

9 comments:

mater70 said...

Now I know I've had a little TIA but what the hell is a pee jibe jump for joy??? The brain isn't used to new dialogue - please explain. Sorry if I've got the "pee jibe" wrong - I cannot remember the exact wording of your blog - just you wait, young lady, until the memory cells return!
Love the kids sledging down the hill, just shows what you can do with a little imagination and no snow.

mater70 said...

I know Sharon will totally fall out with me for this but the last verification was SHVJA which is way too much like the Jewish word for shiva - I most certainly ain't dead yet :-)

Lim said...

The video is PRICELESS!!! It reminded me of my childhood days. My sisters and neighbours did the exact same thing except that they will slide straight into a big concrete drain! I was too young at the time, I was only allowed to watch! Like you ... I'd love to see things done the old fashioned way. Guess I should start collecting cardboards .......

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Sharon said...

Mater70: GP gives a detailed explanation of the "pee jibe' at www.mauisurfreport.blogspot.com
It's becoming quite the rage!

Lim: Maybe I'll make a cradboard slide for my birthday-can you & Roger fly over for the 28th?!

meesh said...

hope you paleys are feeling better!!!
a birthday cardboard slide after a couple of glasses of your finest tidley in the ping pong nuclear would be the dogs bollocks on the 28th!!
Ahh bringing cockney rhyming slang into the equasion... but don't know birthday. Plates of clay maybe???

Anonymous said...

Tulsa has been under several inches of sheet ice and frozen sleet for almost a week now. This morning I was cautiously driving my wife up a icy sidestreet to the local walmart for some groceries and had to stop and pull over to allow a mom in a red SUV pulling a large sheet of cardboard with 3 or 4 screaming kiddos in tow. I laughed and said it looked like fun at the same time as my wife burst into an indignant tirade at the irrisponsible maniac risking the lives of her childen.

Guess which of us was raised in a small town in Oklahoma and which was raised in the busy city of St Louis, MO. I wisely kept my mouth shut but gave the mom a wink and a thumbs up as we passed.

Life is short.

Lim said...

Hey Sharon! We would love to fly over.... but .... but...but ....

Your birthday in January?
= )

Sharon said...

Most excellent Tulsa story....thumbs up and a wink to you for encouraging the childlike behaviour!