13 Things for Which I Am Grateful
Posted by adamswife on January 23, 2008
One day as I was surfing through the blogosphere I came upon a blog written by Solomon Broad wherein he posts each day a list of things for which he is grateful. In reading his daily lists I have been inspired to make a similar posting. So, in no particular order, the following are 13 things for which I am grateful:
1. My eyeglasses – I have for the last 45 years cursed my glasses (I was, of course, wearing eyeglasses when I left the womb). They slide up and down my face, they make my ears hurt, they fog up and I can’t see, when it is cold outside they conduct that cold into my face and make it hurt. I have learned from Solomon to be grateful for my glasses. Without them I would be helpless – I cannot see to watch tv, to drive, to blog on my computer, or to enjoy all the beauties of the world around us.
2. My son-in-law – he has provided me with 4 beautiful grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren. He loves my daughter and takes good care of her. He invited me into his home to live and to have an area that is private for myself.
4. My parents who loved me unconditionally and taught me all that they knew (or at least all that I would learn). They set an example for me to follow that has never led me into trouble.
5. My sister and her husband – they listen to me whine, give advice when I need it – whether I want it or not, and love me despite knowing me so well. My sister has been there for me all my life since she first shared chocolate cake with me by climbing into my crib when I was 6 weeks old. 😀
6. My husband, Ed – He says when we met he knew he wanted me for his own and has never made me feel that he changed his mind.
7. My Chair – it holds me when I nap, accommodates grandchildren who need a lap to sit on, anchors me when the world becomes too exciting around me.
9. My grandchildren – they make me smile and remind me not to get too old, too soon.
12. My country
13. Change – how dull life would be if nothing ever changed, not the seasons, not the political leaders, not the fashions, not even my mind.