Alegna Soap Gratitude List The Good and Not So Good

The Good and Not So Good

By Angela Carillo on Monday, October, 10th, 2016 in Gratitude List.



This week there’s good and not-so-good.

The good and not-so-good

My dad wasn’t feeling well. He was weak and having some trouble walking. After a few days in the hospital, they still aren’t sure exactly why.  He’s home now, still feeling tired and weak.  I’m grateful I was off from my day job Monday and Tuesday and able to take him to the emergency room. When I went back to work Wednesday my sister Lisa was able to take off.  I’m grateful my mom had company in the hospital. I’m grateful he’s home, but I wish he was feeling better.

The good and the not so good

My husband and I had plans to see our grandson in Virginia over the weekend. I wanted to go and I wanted to stay home. My husband said he’s do whatever I decided. My sisters convinced me to go and take lots of pictures and videos. So we did. My sisters visited my parents and we Face-timed them while we were away. They saw baby Brian laughing in my daughters arms. I texted more pictures and videos to them.




I love how baby Brian comforts himself by holding his own hand. While we were there he kept looking at his hands in amazement, as if he had just discovered them.  Maybe he had. I was grateful I was able to watch him concentrating on his hands, discovering part of himself. A small blessing and I’ll take it.


This week there’s good and not-so-good. Isn’t every week like that?  I spent most of the week trying to find some kind of balance between them.  I take time each day to list the good.  I take time each day to pray for the not-so-good.  Then I go back and focus on the good for a while before the not-so-good distracts me.

What are you grateful for this week?


Yours in Gratitude,




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10 responses to “The Good and Not So Good”

  1. Emy says:

    Praying for your Dad. Life is up and down. So we pray and focus on God’s grace and goodness. Baby Brian is so great and is able to look in awe at his hands and how wonderfully God created him. ❤️ Love ya

  2. Donna says:

    I hope your dad feels better soon. Baby Brian looks like him in these photos.

  3. Wishing your Dad much health. Your Grandson is beautiful, so happy you were able to spend time with him.

  4. Sending well wishes to your Dad. I’m glad you took the trip out to VA; it’s a hike, but family is always worth it.

  5. Joan Morais says:

    It is so hard to watch our parents get older and deal with physical ailments. And at the other end of the spectrum there is new life, grandchildren. Grandchildren bring such joy into our lives. Treasure every moment with your dad.

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