10 Things I’m Grateful for Today
Day 4 of the “Magic Up Your Blog Challenge,” and this is only difficult because I’m grateful for so many things. It really makes you look at your life from a different angle. This could easily turn into a slide show!
I am Grateful Today for:
- My Family and Friends. Their eternal support, no matter how hare-brained, eccentric or irrational they find my intentions!
- Kipper and Jiggy, my two little dogs, and my life-long love affair with dogs and cats (and all other animals – don’t make me choose)
- My Health. Despite a few ongoing chronic conditions, I can still wake up renewed, and run around the house chasing those two dogs!
- A House. Safe, messy, perfect for our lifestyle, and in a perfect location, it feels loving … my house is home.
- My Life. When you think of the odds of YOU being alive, who you are, writing or reading a blog, feeling your emotions and thinking your thoughts, are so astronomically against YOU, how can you not be grateful for this journey, this chance to learn and grow?
- The Planet Earth. A beautiful planet, both from the surface and from space, appareled in delicate shades of color supplied by nature and nurture, and displayed in the most majestic settings imaginable. The fascinating distinctions country to country, shaped, formed and built by people, starting with the first people. And the blessing that I can see it all from my own home, relayed via our multiple, miraculously developed communications’ methods.
- The Baby Boomers – My Generation. I am blessed to live in what many consider the most expansive period in man’s development. We have seen great strides in medicine, science, communications, safety, education, travel, psychology, psychiatry, construction, religious freedom, and human rights. And my generation has played a big part in it.
- Serendipity. The opportunities that have fallen my way because of luck, my roll-with-the-punches attitude, and hard work have been amazing! There always seemed to be a way opened to me when I needed it.
- Independence. – Because of my intuition, luck and choices, I’ve put and kept myself in a position to make all my own decisions. While that’s not always easy, it translates to freedom to me, and I’ve never had a problem with responsibility.
- Faith. Faith is an unusual and beautiful human trait, and I have it in spades! What Faith means to me is an essay of its own. Don’t misunderstand … I have worried. I’ve been poor. I’ve been unhappy. I’ve bitten off more than I could chew at one time. You don’t live with spontaneous decisions without sometimes having questionable results. But, see Gratitude No. 8. The Way is always there. You just have to look a little harder sometimes to see the rainbow. My faith tells me it all works out happily ever after in the end, which is why I gravitate toward romance novels. I read them and I write them. I have faith I will publish them too. I just haven’t tripped over that path yet, but it’s there.