Five Common Things I’m Feeling Rather Grateful For

Imagine you’re working in your yard on the hottest day of the year.  You come inside, dirty, hot, sweaty, and all you want to do is take a shower.  You turn on the faucet, watch the steam rise, and wash away your stank-nastiness.  As you’re lathering your hair, you think, “What did people ever do without running water?” 

Those little flashes of gratitude?  Yeah, I’m feeling a lot of them today.  Here are my five:

  1. 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. 
  2. 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.   
  3. 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 🙂
  4. Refrigeration: Can you imagine milking a cow every morning so that you can pour milk on your cereal?  Enough said.
  5. 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.) 
Do you ever have those moments when you’re randomly grateful for some every day thing?  Share! 

Just thinking about it will make you feel better! 


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