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7 things I love

Ever so often I need to sit down and think about the things that matter to me usually this happens when I am having a bad day.


Today is OK but I am feeling a bit sad and I wanted to cheer myself up. I Love:

1) my family. I have a partner I adore, two adult children I love even though they both make me crazy and eight super special grandchildren. I am grateful every day for them because they all in their own way make my life livable on the really bad days.

2) watching the power of mother nature rather it is a lightning storm or a blizzard. it reminds me that we are on this planet by her will and if she really wanted to destroy us she could, it is nice knowing something that strong cares about you.

3) music the kind that gets you up moving your feet with a beat and a message. When I have a hard time saying what I am feeling I look for music to help me express it. I've even carried on a conversation using only a jukebox. Music speaks but you need to learn to listen.

4) creating something from nothing. Crafting is something I have done for as long as I can remember, it is the challenge of creating something pretty to look at or useful in some way with my own two hands rather than buying something that is one of a million other identical pieces that I love. After I make it I usually give it away because it is the process that matters to me not the actual object.

5) reading. I read an average of one book every two days, I could read a book a day but then I wouldn't have time for anything else. I read mainly for fun but I read for information too. This year I have challenged myself to read one book from every main category available through Kindle Unlimited. At $10 a month, it was the best investment I ever made. The Professor pays for it now but that is because his mother uses it more than I do though that is changing due to my challenge to myself this year.

6) my little apartment. it is only two rooms and a bathroom but I love it and it is the perfect size for me. It has an efficiency kitchen and a living area big enough for my big shelf, two work tables and two desks with room leftover for some basic exercise stuff and dancing. It has a separate bedroom and four windows, three facing east and one facing north. I need the extra windows because I need a lot of natural light. Altogether it was a lucky day when I found it and I intend to finish my days here Gaia willing.

7) my life as a whole. I have health issues many of us do but that should not stop us from living well and by my definition I do that. I have a roof, food, family and money enough to pay my bills and still have a bit left for fun. It is perfect, for me.

What do you love?


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