Top of the list right now is my habit of buying in bulk whenever I'm able to.
I'm sitting here typing this, (der, obviously), out of the window I see the wind blowing the trees this way and that, intermittent rain pounding the windows and making a lake of the driveway, knowing that if I didn't want to, or was unable to, I wouldn't have to leave my warm and comfortable home for at least a fortnight or quite possibly longer. The only thing I'm likely to run out of is fresh fruit and veg, even that isn't a concern since the freezer is full.
Second is the internet and all the wonderful bloggers I've found here who help me pass the time, who make me laugh, cry and most important of all, you all make me think of things other than my own situation. I'm grateful that you all take me out of myself.
Third; my family. We're not as close as some families are, but they're there, and if I need them, they'll come and help. I love you all.
Fourth, I'm grateful that I actually have a home to be in. I have said many times that I love these wet windy days, but I'm sure I wouldn't love them quite so much if I couldn't be inside sheltering from the weather.
Fifth; my job. I'm currently off work, but the job is there for me to return to when I'm finally able to. It's not a job I ever saw myself doing when I was young. How many of us played at "shops" when we were little and said "when I grow up I want to work in a shop"?
I certainly didn't. Working behind a counter meant talking to people, something I was always unable to do easily. I still find making conversation doesn't come as easily to me as it does to others, but I've learned to at least get past "hello, how are you today?"
Lastly, I'm grateful that my parents left Germany and settled here with my sister and myself, later to be joined by a brother. I love this country with it's wide open spaces, although the droughts and humidity I could do without.
And rainbows. I love rainbows.
Tell me a few things that you are grateful for?
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