I've spent a good bit of today wondering what to be thankful for this Thursday. It's not, of course, that I don't have anything for which to be thankful. It's just a case of making it sound interesting enough to blog about. Yesterday I was thinking of Meike's post or comments upon how fortunate our generations (I nearly said generation but we are actually a generation apart) were not to have had to go to war to defend our own soil. Then I was thinking about how fortunate I am to have been part of a generation - probably the last - to benefit from final salary pensions. The list is endless.
Today, however, I had something much less significant but, in its own way very rewarding, for which to give thanks. A few years ago I used to play near enough top class Golf Croquet. I held the Club's championship cup for three years in succession. For the last few years I've concentrated on Association Croquet and fallen well down the NZ and World rankings for GC and , frankly, haven't played that well although I've maintained my low handicap.
Today I played the semi-finals of the Club's GC championship competition and beat one of our best players 7:1 7:4. That wasn't, in itself, important. What was important to me was that he played very well (particularly in the first game) but I played even better. I played the sort of golf croquet that I used to play. It was very satisfying.
So no world shattering things to be thankful for today. Just a small and insignificant but personal thanks for a very satisfying day.