I lost the bloggers that were hosting this endeavor, but I thought it was worthy to participate… even if I can not be a part of the whole.
Being grateful is a skill that allows one to find release from the chaos and turbulence of the world and find that inner peace in the things that truly matter (even if sometimes the things one finds are rather superficial and minimalistic.)
The task was to set a timer and list fifty things for which you are grateful this year- this very moment.
This is my list of fifty things that I was grateful for having or being a part of in the moment.
I Am Grateful- My 50
- A barber that works me in for flat-tops when I need them
- A dog groomer that my pup enjoys
- A new Wal-Mart within walking distance
- A 4-Wheel Drive to travel when the distances are greater than walking
- A deli that lets me try new things
- A mixer for the kitchen to try homemade bread
- The smell of freshly baked cookies on vacation
- Chex-mix with Bugles and M&Ms
- A chance to garden this coming year
- Shopping for new plants for the beds
- Many new blogging friends
- Netflix for shows that I can pause and watch at my leisure
- The Duke Blue Devils having a great season
- The ability to sleep through the night
- Trips to family’s houses for the holidays
- Friends that keep in touch
- Too many ideas to starts novels that I hope to write soon
- The Frontier Culture Museum and its talented tour guides
- Wonderful students in my classes that want to learn- usually
- A local library that allows books to come to me
- Watching the stars at night- especially meteor showers
- TV guides so that I can allocate my time better and still not miss my sporting events
- The passion of sports
- Walking/ hiking through mountain trails
- Mentors who allow me to be my own trailblazer
- Not being afraid to try new hobbies
- My writer’s guild
- A home that allows me the freedom to have much leisure time
- My pup- Maximillian
- Fresh strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry plants soon to be planted.
- The ability and desire to still exercise somewhat regularly
- The many Civil War and historical sites in the area to wander and walk- enjoying a weekend
- Keeping scores and stats at baseball games
- Having two local teams that host college players for summer baseball
- A motorcycle that I do not ride nearly often enough
- Learning a new recipe every two weeks
- Magazine subscriptions that keep be abreast of the world happenings
- Sponsors of writing contests to hone my skills of the craft
- Learning that fresh lettuces as cheap to keep as iceberg lettuce- and much better tasting!
- Being a master at deviled eggs and scrambled eggs and hard boiled eggs for salads!
- Microwaving bacon (You can tell it is almost lunch time!)
- Many wonderful years of teaching
- Tennis partners
- The ability to schedule and juggle events so that I do not get bored or burnt-out
- Clocks that you can place on pause- I have run out of time- but I don’t want to quit!
- Alarm clocks and soft pillows
- Air conditioners
- .. music… music…
- A life full of magnificent experiences
This was a very enlightening experience, You should try it! don’t force yourself to focus on the ‘deep’… Allow yourself to be grateful ‘in the moment’.
Written for that Wonderful World of Bloggers of which some of them are becoming a little like family.