It's been a while since I wrote a 'Glad list' . I have been so busy . Time seems to pass so quickly and I find myself paddling furiously just to keep my place in the stream . As I am generally a happy person and my glass is always half full , I have been thinking hard about my subject for this blog entry.
Family and close friends are naturally a source of great happiness . They are a constant in an ever changing world and I am infinitely grateful for their love and support . My wonderful grand children bring me great joy and help to keep me young at heart.
I am lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of the country , with endless vistas of rolling hills and wild moorland , where I can walk in glorious solitude ; places that restore my soul .
I live in comfort and have enough food to eat and enough warmth when it is cold . I am blessed with good fortune .
I have wonderful canine companions , who love me unconditionally and give far more than they take .
Fabulous Twitter pals , always there with a witty comment or a supportive 'virtual' hug .
I have happy memories and few regrets . I am the most fortunate of women .
But even more important than all the above , I have my health ! I am fit and healthy and I am well aware of others less fortunate than myself . People who live with illness or disability on a daily basis . I have such admiration for the brave souls who take it all in their stride and cope with dreadful diseases and sickness and remain so cheerful . There but for higher intervention go all of us .
And so , today , my main reason to be cheerful is the fact that I am healthy and able to enjoy to the full this beautiful World of ours .
Here is my short list of the other things that have made me happy recently ;
Late Autumn sunshine ,
BlackBerry messenger ,
Lucy and Matt ,
Natural yoghurt ,
Looking forward to the future .
I hope you are still making your own lists and finding at least one thing to be glad about , however small . We all deserve that ! Have a wonderful day !!