When I have lots of errands and tasks and obligations, I make a To-Do list and cross off the items so I feel like I’ve completed something meaningful, when truly, most of the tasks and errands and obligations could be considered optional. I mean I don’t really have to pick up prescriptions today, that could wait. And cleaning the house, ha – never ending. Who needs gas if you’re going to stay home? But somehow, listing and completing things can give me a sense of accomplishment.
This week’s Ten Things of Thankful is dedicated to the minutiae of life – the details that I often take for granted, they are so much a part of me and my life.
The sound of the coffee pot gurgling and the egg sizzling in the pan remind me that I have the sustenance I need.
The hood on my down coat reminds me I don’t need to be cold or wet in the middle of a nor’easter.
The library offers books to read for free and I can go online and request something and they call me when it is in for me to pick up.
The many ways we can communicate – phone, text, email, Facebook. I especially like texting photos and sharing chuckles with friends and family members. Here’s one of Tim and I, long ago, that a friend recently shared.
The monotony of washing, drying , folding and putting away laundry reminds me that I always have clean clothing as well as machines to do most of the work.
Cutting coupons reminds me I can save money on needed items. There are bargains all around. In the wise words of a Jersey girl I know, “Never pay retail.”
When I turn over the calendar to the new month, I get to feast on some tropical eye candy. (Wish I were there).
Life is more fun when there are things to celebrate. My sister and I went to lunch in honor of her birthday.
A casual comment in a Words With Friends game turned into a reunion vacation. More about that next week.
Sharing recipes, writing stories and counting thankfuls – joining up with Josie2Shoes to share gratitude.