Unusual things I am grateful for…..

There are a lot of new year posts about being grateful. I have many reasons to be grateful. I need a list on my wrist to remind me, now there’s one good reason for a tattoo!

In the spirit of JusJoJan, I am jotting down a few of the many things that sneak past my grateful radar.

1. The people who still bother to contact me when I haven’t been the best communicator.

2. The knowledge that even though I dread returning to work next week, I’ll be happy to see my colleagues again.

3. I am grateful that although I’m usually more socially paranoid than I need to be, my fears are usually not justified. It’s not that bad. Breathe, it’s OK.

4.  I flush my toilet and water my garden with drinking water (and yes, I have a toilet. Actually, this is in the uber grateful/guilty category)

5. I wanted children, and got two lovely souls. (Yes, I do forget some days, I should never forget this gift)

6. They say Be the person your dog thinks you are. My dogs know me better than that.

7. Why did I take so long to learn the benefits of coffee? But I know now, and it helps me write. Yay!

8. There are people in my life whom I love and who love me unconditionally (but I won’t push it if you don’t)  🙂

9. I’m very grateful for creative juices I didn’t know I had. Perhaps they’re still covert, but it’s enough.

10. Blogging is more than I expected. As Holistic Wayfarer says, it can teach you more than uni.

11. I don’t live in the Middle Ages when towns were raided and pillaged; women were raped, murdered, accused of being a witch/Catholic/Protestant, people died young and penicillin hadn’t been invented.

12. I am grateful for things I have that others don’t, now, in 2014. But it isn’t enough for me to be grateful. Perhaps I should be grateful for the stimulus, the opportunity for change, through social media?

13. And of course Mr Curly’s Annual Spring Concert for Ducks.

Mr Curly 1

Photo credit: Michael Leunig

Thanks Linda! Thanks to all who are reading this.

Happy New Year. 🙂

Susan

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11 Responses to Unusual things I am grateful for…..

  1. LindaGHill says:

    Thank you Susan, for joining in! I look forward to reading more of your blog 😀

  2. A rather delightful post. Thank you, Susan.

  3. suzjones says:

    That’s quite a list Susan. There is so much to be grateful for isn’t there?
    I have awarded you the Best Moment Award should you choose to accept it 🙂 It’s cool if you don’t.
    I hope you have a wonderful New Year.
    http://suzjones.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/awards-awards-awards-again/

    • Miss Suzanne! You are one generous spirit and I thank you for accompanying me in blogging land, as well as for the nomination. Have sent you a message via FB.:) The list of things to be grateful for….it goes on 🙂

  4. Lee-Anne says:

    Lovely, Susan, sanguine. 🙂

  5. BeluChi says:

    Lovely post!… happy new year for you too Susan!, all the best!
    🙂

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