Saturday, May 3, 2008

Thankful

I have tried to blog for the past few days. I feel like I have nothing to write.

Some of this comes from the fact that I havent had time to collect my thoughts - I am so tired it is all I can do to just make it through a day. (bloody student teacher who doesnt give me enough time to do my correction....)

Another reason is that I have no had time to read other blogs.

Today, I finally caught up with my reading. I have had a quiet chuckle (thanks Vanessa), I've cried (ta to you Frogdancer) and I have just basically been impressed by the fact that people have the time to write really impressive and heartfelt things.

As I sit here my cat is eyeing my knee off. She is looking for a warm and loving space - like most of us in this world.

I have relented and moved my laptop and given her a little space on my knee but that is not enough - she also wants to have her head scratched and wants some physical attention.

I think it would be so much easier if I was a cat - although typing would be hard. There is the fact that if you are a domestic cat in a loving home, someone supplies you with all that you need (food, water, shelter and attention). It is not far from what we all want anyway.

I have read a number of blogs (thanks Laura) that show that there are not enough hours in the day and that it is frustrating that you cant complete the creative tasks that you would like to do.....

But I was inspired by Isabelle who reminded me to look for the good things in life (no matter how small) and be happy in the knowledge of those things.

Three things that I am happy are in my life and make it easier each day:
1) My cat "Precious". So glad she is part of my world. Each day she greets me with an emphatic mewing/purring reminding me that my job is to feed her something and make her day easier. At the end of the day she rewards me with her company by sitting on my knee. I know that she just loves the company I give her and it has nothing to do with the fact that I might be a great source of warmth for her!

2) A well stocked pantry. There are so many people in the world (and with rising food costs that number will only just grow) who go without. I am thankful that I am in a great job and make enough money that I am able to eat well each day.

3) My independence. I love the fact that I am able to make the decisions that affect my life. Long may it continue.

What are you grateful for?

3 comments:

alice said...

laura led me here, I am grateful for that. :) I am grateful for chocolate and wine. Today I feel self absorbed. It's allowed.

Vanessa said...

Glad to provide some smiles!

Laura Jane said...

Whinge away my dear, its the WWW!

Everyone can hear you scream ... and they sympathise.

Thanks for the visit and the mention.

I'm very glad you have a kitty who is snuggly. I miss having a snuggly kitty, our is all attitude!