I was surfing links via twitter tonight. Pictures of volcanoes, clouds, art when I came across 100 sources of blogging inspiration. (

Source number 77: Write about the things or people you are thankful for” struck a chord.

I spent time today listening to people who work with youth in trouble. Whether it was kids (12 to 18) already behind bars; or those trialling different drugs or abusing alcohol. So it seems only fitting at the end of today, to go with source number 77: things to be thankful for.

These are in no particular order. (Which is a good thing otherwise the cats may be protesting that they are not first!)

If you think this is going to bore the pants off you, perhaps it will. I suggest you stop reading now if that’s what you fear. I have no issue if no one ever reads my list of ‘thankfulness’: it’s probably a good thing for me to write for myself. Then again, one who does not read, may not find the buried oddities within!

1) I grew up with very supportive parents
2) Bus drivers like Captain George do exist
3) There are people who are committed to helping those who are less fortunate – I met 4 of them today. One of them with 17 years helping teenagers without stable homes
4) I have two beautiful cats who make me laugh
5) I live in a digital age
6) I do not go hungry
2) I live in a beautiful city (does anyone ever tire of seeing how beautiful our harbour is?)
8) I ate mashed potato and custard last week – fortunately not together.
9) I do not have diabetes
10) Art exists in my life; a wonderful form of self-expression
11) My neighbours with trumpet playing child moved out
12) I have a little red tractor for a car!
13) 4 (not that’s not a typo)
14) Good boss. Nothing worse than a boss one has difficulty getting along with
15) I know what a snark is. I think.
16) Modern medicine.
17) Strawberries with vanilla bean yoghurt
18) I can walk without issue
19) Alice can believe 6 impossible things before breakfast. I’m thankful a man over a century ago concocted such nonsensical characters.
20) The slotted spoon can catch the potato (for the Sondheim lovers)
21) I have a memory of 1 of my 2 grandfathers, the other I was a little young when he died.
22) My dressmaker teacher – a truly remarkable, albeit eccentric woman.
23) I am not Anne Boleyn
24) for the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald and lastly,
25) thankful that pobbles are happier without their toes

I think I could have easily gone to 50 or 100. However enough for one night. What 25 things are you thankful for?


Posted on September 15, 2010, in Art, Waffle and Nonsense. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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