I'm so lucky

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I can see.

And hear, and speak, and touch.

Every limb on my body is there. And functions exactly as it should.

I can eat wheat. I'm not allergic to peanuts. I tolerate lactose. I'm allergic to alcohol, but hey, that's not all that bad, considering the alternatives.

I *can* run.

I *can* ride a bike.

I live in a fantastic city with a strong recreational focus. There are walking tracks everywhere. There are bike tracks. There are biker-friendly paths through the city away from vehicular traffic. All of this is completely free.

I have a job. It pays well. I have what they call 'disposable income'. I can make choices as to what I purchase and why. I have access to quality products.

I have a husband who loves me. A dog who adores me. And a cat who tolerates me.

Is there anything more to life than these?

(This is not bragging. This is appreciating.)
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    Good post!
    It reminds me of this email I kept in my inbox for ages, where it says stuff like "I'm grateful when my muscles hurt so much because it means I have an able body, and for my husband who sits like a couch potato because it means he's home with me and not out at the pub" etc etc... it's quite nice.
    I've been thinking similar things lately when my feet have been killing me! :)
    3359 days ago
  • BUGGIE726
    There's a lot to appreciate there. :) We take a lot for granted.
    3361 days ago
    Yes good stuff. Reminding ourselves to appreciate and express gratitude for what we have is more stuff for the pot we need to fill daily to leave no room for thinking patterns which lead to overeating, snacking, bingeing etc
    When you write stuff down it really brings it home to you
    3361 days ago
  • SOLO7510
    Sometimes i have to remind myself how lucky I am too... i think this regularly, its funny how we over look all the great we have in our lives! keep appreciating!! And i was creeping in your profile! you look fantastic!!!
    3362 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/12/2009 10:07:49 PM
    It is good to remind ourselves about the good things. Thanks. emoticon
    3362 days ago
    I think it is definitely something to be appreciative about. Way to go on taking the time to state it!
    3362 days ago
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