It’s too easy to forget all we have to be grateful for so I’m stopping to do so today-
Today’s Gratitude List-
My wife’s constant joy for life, and, in spite of her diminishing mental capacity, her ever present love radiating out to everyone she meets.
Our excellent physical health, strong and vital bodies that take us out into the world on foot each day.
Family and friends who reach out regularly to share their love and care for us.
A small town life that is safe, convenient, and filled with beauty.
A home that fits us in every way.
Money in the bank, no debts, and enough income each month to meet expenses.
Health insurance, including a caring and intelligent doctor who cares for both of us.
Advanced technology that lets us connect with friends and family and allows me to write and publish for a worldwide audience.
Fresh tomatoes for BLTs.
The smell of roses by the door.
My wife’s delighted descriptions of hummingbirds buzzing about the feeder.
A treasure chest of wonderful memories to light up dark days.
Lastly, dementia is taking my wife’s mind slowly, enabling us to make the most of the life we still have.
Yes, I could go on and on, but I’ve written enough, thought enough, to be reminded that despite our life challenges, we’ve got a lot of good going for us.
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You remind us that gratitude heals many ills and makes life worth living. Thank you, Stio. Today I am grateful for the beauty of the snow flying out our window, and the strength of the storm which means we are not in charge. I am grateful for the friends who came to visit yesterday and are here sharing the heat of our wood stove.
And I am grateful for the connection to fellow adventurers and wilderness lovers such as you. ah, the memory of feet up against a warm wood stove, the delicious aroma of baking bread filling the kitchen as snow turns the outside world white. Yes, I am grateful for a life of adventuring. Thank you for sharing your journey.