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The post with the planet Earth got me to thinking.

I am so thankful for what I do have. At times I can get depressed thinking and wishing I had more, but then I have to catch myself and say Tracy - stop it. You have what money cannot buy.

Tonight my 21 year old came home from the mall and he bought a new outfit for a party this coming Saturday. The outfit was a Gentlemen’s outfit.

If any of you watched the MTV realty show from G’s (gangster) to Gents (gentlemen) with Mr. Bentley, I asked my son was his wardrobe moving from a G to a Gent and was he dressing like Mr. Bentley.  

At first he thought I was putting him down and I quickly said, I am giving you a compliment. And he said, oh! Then he said, well I’m getting older and I like to dress. I said I can see that. The last few outfits that I’ve seen you wear to the club shows you are moving from a G to a Gent. Then we shared a mother/son laugh that was priceless. Yes I’m tearing up right now - LOL!

So today I want to take a moment and express that I am thankful for my son!



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      Inakika wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • That’s so awesome, Tracy! Isn’t it great when we see our kids make good choices?
      I’m thankful for each and every day the Lord has given me. I’m thankful for my family and my Fab40 sisters.



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Yes, it’s good to see all of our blood, sweat and tears pay off!



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      Mary Clark wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • I am so thankful for the rain we are getting.  We are below what we should have for the year in our area and it’s so good to get so much.  

      And I’m also thankful for having a good day today.....



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      Mztracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • that’s awesome Tracy!!
      And love that you spell your name right...
      hugz,
      tracy



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • BB - I understand! How old are your teenagers?



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Teeky - thank you. It was a long time coming!



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Oh just wait, you still have high school! Girls are so much drama.



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      Jenz ~ wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Leadnlady~ that’s touching. It’s moments like that you remember always.
      I like moments like that alot..
      Yesterday my youngest came over (“Came over” -How wierd is THAT? I think that’s the 1st time I’ve actually said that~ He just moved into his 1st house recently...Wow..)

       Anyway, he came over to talk to me about some things & it was really pretty moving to see how grown up he is & the way he’s stepping up & handling his life. Seems like only yesterday he was just a little guy. (Pass me the dayum kleenex!)
      BB I KNOW how that can be!!! BEEN THERE!! ALOT!!! lol It'll pass. Just look at her & smile (you know that evil eye smile type thing like you're the cat that got the proverbial mouse lol~and you ARE. YOU'RE the Mom which means YOU have the power there!) & say nothing at all. She'll get herself in check real quick. (Just an idea.)Teenage girls can push buttons until you hit your very limit. I remember it WELL. lol...
      (Not laughing at you.)Those jr. high school years are veeeerrrrrry challenging. Grrrr....



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      Mary Clark wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Excerpted from Giving Thanks

      Do you know that happiness, the sheer joy in being alive, is within your reach? All you need is an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude creates happiness because it makes us feel full, complete; it's the recognition that we have all we need, at least in this moment.

      Recent scientific research has begun to indicate that positive emotions, such as gratitude and love, strengthen and enhance the immune system, enabling the body to resist disease and recover more quickly from illness, through the release of endorphins into the bloodstream. Endorphins are the body's natural painkillers. Among other effects, they stimulate dilation of the blood vessels, which leads to a relaxed heart.

      That this means is that the more we experience a sense of gratitude, we literally bathe ourselves in good hormones and feel happier and more content with our lives. Like most great spiritual truths, gratitude is stunningly simple. This is not to say it's necessarily easy to practice. All kinds of distractions, obfuscation, and negative attitudes from our upbringings may get in the way. But all you really have to do to receive gratitude's gifts is make a commitment to be thankful on a daily basis, and the world will be suddenly transformed into a beautiful wonderland in which you are invited to play.

      If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled.
      If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.
      Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
      When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
      ~ Lao Tzu



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • Jenz, I just passed the tissue.



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      Nyshoesdiva wrote Dec 11, 2008
    • It’s great when you see them grow and mature right before your very eyes. I have a gent of my own and he never cease to amaze me. What a great moment to cherrish,one of many to come I’m sure!



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      Lisa Middlesworth wrote Dec 12, 2008
    • Very heart-warming Tracy. What a beautiful moment between Mother and Son. Bless youestatic



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