My gratitude today is for all my hands are able to do. Having opposable thumbs and eight functioning fingers gives me the dexterity to accomplish so much. I give thanks for the thousands of small things our hands carry out every day. Where would we be if we were unable to pincer our fingers and thumbs together? Our hands are a marvel all on their own.
It doesn't always sit right with me to be (publicly) grateful for the things/possessions I have as it can feel that I'm taking part in the consumeristic drive that society seems keen for us to have. But I love my bath and am so grateful that my fantastical ideas for my dream bath were able to be catered for in our renovations last year. The bath is just right to lie down in. The edge is just right for my book/ candles/ a glass of wine to sit on. The spout is beautiful to watch as it fills the bath. The louvers to the side allow me to look outside into our trees while I relax. It is one of my favourite places. I am a spoilt girl.
On the weekend I got new hair - or should I say I had a fabulous hair cut and colour created on my noggan by a good friend of mine. I was feeling so drab. Now I don't mind catching a glimpse of myself in a reflection.
My baby is 11. Hubby M and I are officially parents of two teens and a tween. We have left the childhood years. It is a different world. I give thanks for the 11 years I have spent thus far with my little man. He is an imaginative, spontaneous little soul. He still gives the best hugs in the world!
My hubby M and his brothers wrote and presented the most beautiful eulogy at Daph's funeral. They gave thanks for the great things Daph had accomplished in her 66 years. Hundreds of people gathered in Dalby to give thanks for what she had given to them. I thank Daph for making me so welcome into the family over 20 years ago, for giving so much love to my children. For all the ironing, washing, cooking and cleaning she did for us so many times. For looking after me when M went away. For helping me clear tonnes of rubbish from our yard and from under our house when M went away! I thank her for looking after and loving our pets. For the hundreds of cups of tea she made over the years. For the birthday cards that would arrive a week before all our birthdays. For the late night giggles she would share with Miss G when we stayed over. Most of all I thank her for raising M to be the wonderful man he is.
It's been tough lately. On the 22nd March we lost Daphy - our Mum and Grandma. I have written this blog a thousand times in my head. Have 'written' my gratitude for her over and over. Time for hands on the keyboard. To get out of my head. This blog is to be part of my journey to better health - out of my head onto the page.