1 Health. That I stand each morning and step forwards is a great thing. I am thankful to Doctors and drugs for keeping me in the shape I am in even if that in itself is challenging.
2 My best friend who is loving and loyal and accepting of me beyond every expectation.
3 Family. I have an amazingly wonderful family, I am one part of a huge family and I love being that one part.
4 My children. My six kids are wonderful, they have grown into fabulous human beings, I could list each of them separately they are very deserving of such treatment.
5 My brain. So far it seems to functioning well and I mention it as I have one mate died recently from a brain disorder and I have another good friend who is the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. So I am thankful that part of me is working ok.
6 A place to live. I am thankful I have been able to buy my old family home and live here. Its not perfect but its home and this house has been lived in by my family for nearly a hundred years and its great to be able to keep family connection going.
7 Work or rather that I don’t have to do any anymore. Retirement is a great state of mind and physical being, I can recommend it.
8 Writing/blogging has been my great love. Words and shaping them to create meaning is a daily challenge. I strive each day to meet the various challenges I undertake. That anyone reads my work I have always seen as a bonus, that they have liked what I wrote an even bigger bonus.
9 Living in Australia. We have great weather most of the year, it gets a tad hot in summer, but 90% of the year where I live its delightful.
10 Life. Not a day goes by where I am not impressed by the world around me. Sure there are lots of things not good but there is a lot to be grateful for, friends, ocean views, trees, the soil and the plants I neglect which appear to thrive under my neglect.