Well I’m finally able to relax a little bit and ruminate about being thankful. Yes, November is over, but I always have lots of blessings to count. Just the other day my wallet fell out of my purse and could have been any number of places. I was quite worried, but we found it at home. I was extremely relieved to avoid the potential disasters a missing wallet could have caused.
Here’s my thankful list and try not to shake your head at me too much. 🙂
- Dishwashers—it really is amazing to think of how many hours per week are saved by this amazing invention.
Three-pronged outlets—when you live in an older home with hardly any three-pronged outlets you suddenly realize how many things cannot receive power. I no longer need to configure a trip-inducing network of extension cords and power strips, simply because ALL the outlets are three-pronged. Me=happy.
- Running water—it’s difficult to imagine just how different life would be without the technology that allows us to use clean, running water. I can’t comprehend being restricted to living near a water source. Even more difficult to imagine would be traveling to that water source every single day.
- Silence—I suppose if I were surrounded by complete silence I might eventually go mad, but the quiet stillness of the outdoors in the wee hours of the morning are priceless. I can feel myself relaxing. Those moments recharge my soul, energy, patience, and rejuvenate my outlook on life.
- Internet—there are many reasons why I’m thankful for internet. I’m blown away by the gargantuan capabilities to unite people for a common goal that makes positive change. I love the fact that people everywhere can connect, and that knowledge is literally at my fingertips.
- Books—stories—whether they are in books, comics, or games—make life magical. I’m not sure what I would do if I could not read the stories that make the impossible possible, encourage us to strive for success, and remind us how to be better people. In my not-so-humble-opinion stories make the world a better place.
- Imagination—I wouldn’t be able to write, draw, compose in my head, or anything else without imagination. Imagination will always be one of the greatest gifts a person can receive.
This isn’t an exhaustive list of everything I’m thankful for, just things that I usually take for granted. I’m always grateful for my friends and family, and the usual things but I wanted to be a little bit unusual this year in my gratitude, because moving during the holidays isn’t unusual enough for me. Do you have any zany or unusual things that you are thankful for? Feel free to share them in the comments!