Friday, November 5, 2010

Continuing the Gratitude Theme

Some of the things I'm grateful for may seem a little silly to some of you, but nonetheless, they're things I'm grateful for.

Except for a few short months we never had indoor plumbing until I was sixteen years old.  I am grateful to have bathtubs and toilets in my house.  Laugh if you want, but those who grew up in remote rural areas such as I did, know why this item is high on my gratitude list.

I'm grateful for my older sister and brothers who taught me to read.  I'm thankful too for the many teachers who nurtured my love for the written word.  I can't even imagine a life without reading.

I'm grateful for my little Saturn Ion.  It starts---every time.  I learned to drive a series of clunkers and spent a lot of time sitting in parking lots, at stop signs, and other inconvenient places waiting for some good Samaritan to give the clunker a charge or a push.

I'm grateful for this beautiful Fall weather.  There's something unique about an Indian Fall; the light has a special quality, the last flowers of the season are especially beautiful, and I hate wearing a coat.

I'm thankful for birds.  We keep three feeders in our backyard, and yes sometimes it gets a little expensive to keep them filled, but my husband and I get a lot of pleasure out of watching the various kinds of birds that visit our yard, and even laugh at the squabbling sparrows who arrive in droves.

Keep those gratitude comments coming.  Only those who add gratitude comments to my November blogs are eligible for the Wish List prize this time around.


Rosemary said...

I'm grateful for friends/family that pay attention to when I need them. They know just when I need reaffirmation of their love and they don't hold back.

Kelsi Rose said...

I totally agree with in door plumbing. I grew up with it, but I havbe been camping enough without to to know that it is an amazing invention that I don't want to be without.

I am grateful for my dog. Everytime I see her, she greets me like I have been away forever. It is nice to know I am loved.

Lisa said...

I'm grateful for freedom. I'm grateful for son-in-law who serves this country to protect those freedoms. I'm grateful for my strong healthy body that weighs a little more than I like but has never let me down. I'm grateful to have been blessed with a willing heart and with skills that allow me to serve others. I'm grateful for the opportunity to face challenges that I might rise above my weaknesses. Yes, in all things I am grateful.

Kristie said...

I too am grateful for working vehicles. I have been driving clunkers for about 10 years, but am looking forward to the day when I can spend a bit to get a newer nicer car. That said, I am grateful for a vehicle that takes me from A to B with minimal hastle. I am also grateful for a hubby that will take time to fix the car. He may not always know what he is doing, but he always gets it fixed. True love right there!

Tarmy said...

I hope no one scoffs at the indoor plumbing thing. While I grew up with indoor plumbing, I can't imagine being without it.
I'm grateful for people who truly love the Lord and because of that, share their love with others.
I'm grateful for healthy, happy, sweet children.

Mindi said...

I am grateful we are going to have my friend and her family here for Thanksgiving! It's a sacrifice for them to drive ten hours to get here and I appreciate it!