Gratitude Challenge Week 22

gratitude challenge

Today’s gratitude challenge is “Something You Use Every Day.”

keyboardAt first, I thought I’d write about how much I appreciate my computer. Because I do. I use it every day. It enables me to do something I love so much that I am frequently left with a heart overflowing in gratitude for this blessing. If I had to write out my stories by hand and make corrections – or even use a typewriter – I’m afraid instead of six to eight books a year, readers would likely see one, may be two from me and I’d still be working full time to cover my expenses! So I am wildly and profoundly grateful for my computer (and internet service!).

water

Then I thought I’d write about water. We have a well that produces clear, good water in abundance. When I think of all the people in the world who don’t have that blessing, it makes me extremely grateful. How many times a day do I turn on the faucet and get a drink or wash my hands without giving one thought to how fortunate I am? A lot – but I am thankful – so very thankful for this blessing.

the black abyssAnother thing I’m very grateful for that I use every day are my eyes, my ears (faulty as they may be), my nose, my tastebuds – all my senses. I’m so grateful for each and every one of these that allow me to see the verdant grass and bright blue sky outside my window, to smell the scent of my roses, to hear Captain Cavedweller’s voice as he walks in the door at night after work, to taste a piece of decadent chocolate, to feel the dirt on my hands after working in the yard. Imagine what would happen if you woke up tomorrow and one of the senses we take for granted was just gone. I think I am most grateful for these senses that enhance my ability to do what I need to each day, to enjoy the day as it comes and experience it fully.

What every day item are you most grateful for?

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