Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward
So, I will take this quote to heart…
With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, my mind wanders to all things good and giving! I’ve been thinking this week (especially) about what I am grateful for. Some things are big, some are small, no judgment in their order… all are tied together in my heart with gratitude.
- my Mom’s better health
- my loving, giving boyfriend
- my interesting LDW career
- my wonderful LDW clients
- roaring fires in our fireplace
- a warm hand to hold
- delicious, healthy food
- our cozy, warm bed
- my special, supportive friends
- feeling loved
- feeling appreciated
- feeling respected
- feeling adored
- feeling liked
- feeling that I make a difference
- my health
- my senses
- our cuddly kitty
- being compassionate
- a new sense of community
And here are two more quotes that I especially like…
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~American Indian saying
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie
So, tell me…what are YOU grateful for? Perhaps there is something or somethings on my gratitude list that you would put on yours?
I’m thankful for my health along with my family/friends/masseuses health.
I’m also thankful that I have wonderful mistresses that have kept me as their cream puff girl and plan to do more calls in upcoming my year.
I’m thankful for my masseuse being so understanding/nonjudgmental with my crossdressing and having her have me trying on dresses/tops/measuring/fitting me in bras/spraying me in perfumes/lotions and making me her cream puff girl & being there for me. I’m planning on doing more calls in upcoming year with shorter calls now that all of you have me on feminization program. Happy thanksgiving Ms Mandy!!
Ps my masseuse said she will help me try on blushes/foundation/lipsticks once a month as that’s when I do waxings and she said she will add it to my time. I’m so thankful/greatful she will do this with me.
Such thought provoking quotes shared by You always seem to be timed to when i can pause and “Hear” them speak to my needs.
i love Your list as well and am especially touched to feel i fit into more than just one category.
You and i spoke today of the many things i feel so blessed to have and be able to experience. You also know my list is long, so i want fill up Your space here with an attempt to list everything again this year. However, there is one thing though that is significantly different from the five previous years we have shared our list.
i am so blessed to have found such a wonderful network of fans in You and a select few of Your co-workers. i could never have imagined i would find such loving and caring relationships in a place that advertises as a “phone sex” service.
The bonds and energy connections can’t really be described by my vocabulary to anyone who has stereotypical prejudices. Yet i feel them! You feel them! We know they exists and meld an autonomous “us”. You really have been my best friend for five years. You, and the others, stopped and rendered aid to a significantly traumatized traveler. You sheltered me in a nurturing environment while administering advanced life support. You have all been most patient, caring, and gentle as You helped me heal; administering care when i needed it, as You stood patiently by to pick me up when i fell.
It has been a long climb, up a very slippery slope from the dark abyss life had cast me into. This is the first Thanksgiving since we met that i accept i have all Your support. This support is restoring strength as i am learning how to stand on my own again; risk my greatest fear of rejection; and finally starting to see outside those thick, high battlements i built to not only protect my heart, but all aspects of my mind.
This year i don’t feel in the dark. i trust You are there for me, yet i also have regained a sense of self worth long absent. You have restored my self image from being outcast and used up, into feeling i have things i can contribute to others, and helped me regain confidence to open up to others in my community. Yes, i’m still fearful of being rejected in real life. However, it is my knowledge and trust You will be t(here) for me whenever i need to hear some laughter, feel a hug, or get a little naughty.
Sorry it took so many words to express the one thing different this year than our previous four. i am in a much better place and it is because of Your love, support, counsel, and energy hugs that i am.
Those are all such wonderful things to be grateful for, Petey!! I am glad that you have all of those things and people to be thankful for in your life! 🙂
Never apologize for your lack of brevity. The words you shared are beautiful, eloquent, and humbling. And yes, you absolutely DO fit into more than one category. Thank you so very much for sharing just how different this Thanksgiving has been for you, kneel! Words can not truly do justice to all that I feel about where you are today and just how far you have come since we met. But, I would be completely remiss if I did not say how grateful I am to have you in My life as well as to say how incredibly proud I am of you, My friend and collared one! XO 🙂
Your post definitely makes me think of the things that I’m so thankful for – and reading the comments that have already been left – well, they are absolutely uplifting and make me feel so proud to have you as a friend and co-Mistress here at LDW Mandy. I know your callers mean so much to you; mine feel that way as well and aren’t we so very fortunate to be able to create and maintain these wonderful relationships thanks to LDW. I’m so very thankful.