I try and do a Thankful Thursday post every week for two reasons: to remind myself of the fortitude of Jaz (who started Thankful Thursday) and Mark Treacy as they live with the affects of Jaz's brain tumour and to remind myself of just how fortunate I am compared with the vast majority of the world's population. I think that we often forget that if we are reading this blog we are are likely to be within the to0 5% in terms of world wealth. If we own a computer and are on the internet we have food, drink and a roof over our head (or should it be heads?).
As I have said before (though some of you mightn't have heard it) I often feel like Liz Taylor's seventh husband on their wedding night. I know what I have to do but I have no idea how to make it interesting.
This afternoon, after almost a week of very indifferent weather (this is Hawkes Bay and nearly the sunshine capital of New Zealand), the sun shone. With the sunshine came the call of the Tui from the huge Poplar Trees in the paddock, the Bellbird from some unidentifiable source and a myriad of birds whose calls always fill the bowl in which I live. And with the coming of the sunshine my heart gave a huge leap and I was happy.
For that I am thankful.
I hope that, today, you too have something as simple which makes you thankful.