Friday, December 12, 2008

The Little Things

I'm in a 'grateful for the little things' mood this morning.
  • the furnace is working.
  • the fridge has food in it.
  • the energizer bunny has a little jacket to keep her warm on our walks.
  • I have a new yoga DVD to try.
  • Wearing my new winter jacket makes me feel like Mary Tyler Moore.
  • Dearest one is home from work. His cold/cough/flu is temporary.
  • I get to go for a walk before the temperature drops to minus 30ish tonight.
  • Then I get to come back into a warm house and enjoy a cup of tea.
  • I love having a shower. We used to have to haul every drop of water we used ,so to now have a well and plenty of water....sometimes I still stand there and count to 10, enjoying an extra 10 seconds of water....a habit I started when those 10 seconds were a luxury. After going for a walk and doing some yoga, I'm going to indulge in an extra 10 seconds of water. Methinks they are still a luxury.
  • That making a gratitude list comes easily. I used to think people who were grateful were lying through their teeth.

5 comments:

Lou said...

Our 1st house years ago, a real fixer upper, had no bathroom sink for the first year. I had 2 little children, ugg, what a hassle. I still remember the day that sink got up & running. This made me smile today!

Black Pete said...

Well, sometimes, we do stretch the truth just a little...! :)

Christy said...

Now that I'm a student nurse and student nurses do the real grunt work, the really messy painful stuff with clients, I leave every day thinking how lucky I am to be well.

And that I can stand in my shower, instead of being bathed.

And I can eat what I want!

Patty said...

I remember when we went from a well to city water. I put in load of laundry and went up and took a long hot shower. That is still a luxury to me! All those "little" things really add up to allot.

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

What a lot to be grateful for! That last one makes me smile, because I've been somewhere like that too. Good not to be anymore.