Thankful Tuesday – Week 10

As most of you know I’m taking part in the Ten Things of Thankful challenge. Simply list 10 things a week that you are thankful for, but no worries if you list less, or a bit more, the point is to get everyone to notice there is something to be thankful for. If you’d like to join in, just pop on over to TToT and add your post to the list, I hope to see you there.

This week I’ve decided to get back to basics, I’m so very thankful for:

water drop. photo by w. holcombe. all rights reserved
  • Water. I keep a water bottle on my bedside table so I have water through the night. In the morning my darling husband always fills it up before he leaves for work so I have a full bottle for the next few hours before I get up. On Wednesday he took the bottle to fill and forgot to bring it back, this really made me appreciate that he does this for me every morning and that I have water available to me so easily all the time.
  • Scent Free Air. I went outside to sit in the sun one day this week and a bush was blooming. It is beautiful and a welcome sight, but it had a strong floral scent, that would be pleasant to most, but I have migraines and am very sensitive to scents; it was an instant trigger. I was very grateful that I was able to escape it when I came inside. I’m thankful I’m able to have a pretty scent free home.
  • Electricity. I’ve been through times when we’ve had to live without electricity for extended periods of time due to natural disasters, it was not fun. The biggest obstacle we had was no refrigerator. Everything in our freezer that we couldn’t eat fast went bad and we had no way to store any food or to get much food to be honest. We had no hot water, and no heat or A/C. (one of these power outages happened during an ice storm) These are all things you simply do not think about when you have electricity every day. When power goes out for a short period you are inconvenienced because you have no TV, computer….but when you have no electricity at all, you are very limited in life. There are many people who have no electricity at all.
  • Eye care. I went to the eye doctor this weekend, I’m so grateful that I am able to have quality eye care. It is very expensive, especially for my prescription. If I could not afford it my life would be very limited.
  • A home. I’m grateful I have a home. Many people do not have a roof over their head. Every time I leave my house I see homeless. It breaks my heart. I wish I knew of a solution to our homeless problem in America. What we are doing now is not working. We cannot just ignore it. It will not go away, it is only getting bigger. We are one of the richest countries in the world yet we treat our needy so poorly. We should be ashamed.
  • Transportation. I’m grateful that I have a car to get around in, even though I can’t always drive, at those times I’m even more grateful that my husband is able to take me places. I’m very grateful that I was able to drive myself to an appointment this week, something I haven’t been able to do for a few months. I plan to do it again tomorrow too!
  • A warm bed. Many people do not have a safe place to sleep. I’m grateful I not only have a safe place to sleep, but I have a nice place to sleep. I can be picky about my pillow and sheets, I’m so grateful for these things.
  • A loving husband, dog, and friends. I’m so thankful for my support, the love in my life means so much to me. thank you to all of you.

I’ll close with that today. What are some of the basic things you are most grateful for. I’m sure I left out plenty. Like the moon and sun….so much to be thankful for in this life is we just look.

but right now I have a migraine and I’m going to be grateful that I don’t have to go anywhere and I can go lay down in a very dark room.

I hope your week is filled with things you can be thankful for.

9 thoughts on “Thankful Tuesday – Week 10

  1. can identify with not a few of the Grat Items on your list.
    the electricity thing very much so as we live in a rural community which means no sewers or water…. everyone has a well and that supplies the plumbing. Of course, the well runs on electricity so when there’s no power theres’ no plumbing…. not good. lol
    and your last item included your dog. They are perfect lifeforms.
    have a good week.

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    1. I grew up in a very rural area, also with a well, I understand. It makes one very grateful for what you normally have.
      My family would not be complete without my dog. 😊 Good days to you.

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  2. I’m thankful for Sumatriptan, for getting rid of my migraine this morning, so now I just have a residual headache. I do hope yours leaves you alone soon, these things are evil.
    I love the back-to-basics approach, and you’ve picked some really good, taken-for-granted things. Electricity, yes, I’m hugely grateful for that, and a home with a warm bed.xx

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    1. It’s so nice when meds work and you haven’t taken too many that month. sigh. I try to save them for really bad days and special days but still run out. Lately I’m not sure what is a residual headache and what is still the migraine. I have chronic daily headache which makes it more complicated. Now I’ll stop bitching and be so grateful I see the new headache specialist on the 26th!!
      I’m so glad your triptan worked. As you said, migraines are evil. Enjoy that warm bed. xo

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  3. Pat Brockett

    I enjoy scents in small doses, very small.
    I love your list of basic TToT. It is so important never to forget these essential things in our lives and to recognize what a blessing they are.

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