As it is getting close to Thanksgiving for my American friends, this week Cee has asked us to list what we are grateful for. Normally I don’t find this an effort but this year I have felt as if the world was going a bit crazy or maybe, (probably) I am becoming a grumpy old lady and finding it harder to hold onto my belief that the world is fundamentally good.
I can still find good in some things though so here goes.
- Your home life? – My pets, they make me laugh and give me a reason to keep a routine going.
- Your family? – I’m extremely close to my sister even though we can’t meet as often as we would like and David’s family is my family too and I know they are there if I need them.
- Your blogging community? – My fellow bloggers are wonderful as they entertain me with their photos and stories and say nice things about mine. I feel like I know many of you.
- Your city or immediate area in which you live? – I am grateful every day that I am part of such a kind and caring community as Geeveston.
- The regional area in which you live? – I fell in love with the Huon Valley for its beauty. I love living the country lifestyle where I can have space around me and hear the birds.
- The country where you live? – I used to be proud to say I lived in Australia, not so much now but we don’t have war, we don’t have famine and we are still a democracy. That’s about the best I can say.
- You? – Apart from aches and pains and a loss of flexibility I have my health and my independence.
What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful to the kind neighbour who brought Cindy home when she got out the other day when I was not home. I’m grateful that we have had a few sunny days although the weather is still a bit unpredictable. The next week so far is a blank slate but I will try to get my Christmas cooking under way and I hope that our cricket team will do better in the next Test Match which starts later this week in Adelaide.