Bloganuary: Five gratitudes
Finally, a prompt that inspires me to write for the WordPress #bloganuary challenge. Five things I’m grateful for today, on the tenth day:
- My family: husband and his family, my daughters, grandson and granddaughter, and extended family members all over the world (England, France, New Zealand, Australia). And, of course, Junior.
- My good health and strength. For 76 years old, I’m pretty vigorous and healthy, walking two or three miles a day, swimming at the gym, and doing regular physical therapy.
- Friends, our church community, my “arty” women friends, and long-held friendships going back to my childhood.
- Reading: the daily New York Times, our “daily” rag that comes three times a week (good only to keep up with local events); magazines; and an ever-growing stack of books I plan to read. Right now I’m reading “There is Nothing for Your Here,” by Fiona Hill. What a remarkable woman, and she makes me grateful our family left England when we did, because there was probably nothing for me there, either.
- Knitting, stitching, art, puzzles, movies, TV–ways to stay busy and entertained, all at my fingertips.
- Bonus, because I can’t stop at five: living in a really beautiful part of the world, while there are fires, storms and horrible weather around much of the country. We are having a fairly “normal,” (i.e. mild) winter in the Texas Hill Country. We have the beautiful Guadalupe River, parks, a pretty downtown with galleries and shops; I’m happy we moved here from Austin nearly five years ago.
Happy Bloganuary to everyone else who is participating!