Those little flashes of gratitude? Yeah, I’m feeling a lot of them today. Here are my five:
- My Left Arm: Last week, I helped Hubs carry our couches to the curb. Somewhere along the way, I pulled a muscle in my left forearm. No big deal. I’m right handed. For the most part, I could make do with out tweaking it. Until I wanted to write. Or stir a pot and hold my baby at the same time. Now that it’s all healed up, and I’m functioning like normal, I’m feeling pretty thankful for my non-dominant side.
- Spell Check: I do not know how to spell the word restaurant. That ‘u’ throws me every time. Spell check really saved me from looking like an idiot this week. Several times.
- A Phone with Internet Access: I didn’t want a smart phone. I didn’t want to be attached to it. But now that I have one, I wonder how I ever lived without it. I get so much more done every day. Actual important things, not just surfing the internet or tweeting (although I do those things as well and it makes me happy 🙂
- Refrigeration: Can you imagine milking a cow every morning so that you can pour milk on your cereal? Enough said.
- Music: How boring would life be without music? I love how it can change my mood, or teach a lesson, or soothe a baby. Yay for the radio and Pandora! (And for singing off key.)
Just thinking about it will make you feel better!
I’m so with you on those eating places. I am not the only one!
Oh, and my left arm. Comes in so handy when getting 3 kids on the always earlier than expected school bus.
@Kristen: And teeth! They are handy when you’re out of hands to hold all the kid-related junk.
Dude, I held out on a smartphone FOREVER too. Now? I’d cut a B over my iPhone. It’s that serious … 🙂
As the worst phonetic speller on the planet, I wholeheartedly endorse spell check. (How’s that for a political-year statement?)
Music! There’s nothing more central in my life. It follows me everywhere. I think about it constantly. I try to make it when I’m not listening to it. It’s just THERE, you know?
@EJ: I’m feelin’ ya, yo! (Sorry, the ”cut a B” brought out my inner thug.)
I’m feeling some gratitude for my Chapstick, at the moment. 🙂
@Carrie: Yes! Simple, but so much better than chapped lips.
I’m reading a whole book on gratitude right now, so I become more aware of EVERYTHING.
I really like your blog! It’s inspiring to aspiring writer 🙂
@JRudd: Thanks for dropping by! I try to keep this a happy place!
Spell check is a godsend, of course!