Friday, March 1, 2013

I Have Been Blessed

In my life, I have been blessed:

  • I have a roof over my head.  True, it did come with a big mortgage, but I am sleeping warm at night.

  • Along with the above, my neighbors are great, and watch out for the neighborhood.

  • I have enough to eat - so much so, that I am having to spend energy on dieting.

  • I have money from my job to pay for that mortgage and other things.  True, I was unemployed for almost 7 months this year, and had to dip into retirement savings, but I had savings to dip into.

  • The job I have now is the best I've ever had - great co-workers, good kids, excellent administration.  I have to pinch myself to make sure that it's not a dream.

  • I have good kids and wonderful grandkids (yes, I DID notice that the adjectives changed, but that's due to the fact that I don't HAVE to discipline my grandkids).  They're working and making lives for themselves.

  • I have a husband who has stuck by me for many years.  He is supportive of my endeavors (in general), and we're currently on our 39th anniversary year.

  • BTW, over the last 1-1/2 years, my youngest grandchild has moved from illiterate to literate - it's amazing, that transformation that happens in so short a time.  God bless K-3 teachers!

  • I live in America.  On an American's WORST day, they're living better than perhaps 90% of the world.  Our poor people live better than middle-class people in most of the world.

  • I have 24/7 access to the Internet.  For a reading junkie like me, this is like living in a crack library.

  • I belong to a strong and caring Catholic community - both at my church, and through association with others - in my daughter's community, in the parishes we attend when traveling, and on the Internet.  Bless them all.

Nothing else special in this - I just wanted to express my gratitude for all that God has given me.