|How the hills nearby look. Thank God for rain|
I'm at the library and I've
25 minutes to write, before this place closes. Forgive me for not replying to comments. I'm trying to squeeze this post in the remaining time I have.
So, what are my gratitudes? How about these:
1. Life has been good---I'm thankful for the many gifts my Higher Power bestows upon me: good weather, wonderful friends and a lovely family.
2. I have my health.
Two years ago, at this time I was spitting blood; I had pneumonia. A temperature over a hundred kept company with me for a week. At one point it reached 106.
Was that scarey. I had to take an ice bath to bring my temperature down. I've learned since then to not take vigor and strength and the ability to breathe easily for granted.
3. Sunday, I rode my bike fifty miles (80.5 km).
I rode to San Leandro twelve miles and saw clients. Afterwards, I changed clothes and cycled for two hours to Union City. I went the long way----along the shoreline of the San Francisco Bay. Was it worth it.
I had never rolled along this part of the East Bay. The views of the San Francisco Peninsula, waterfowl and the croaking of bullfrogs provided me with the mini-vacation I sorely needed.
I crossed several wooden bridges, on my journey. On one of them I was a bit concerned the water had risen up meet the open-sided passageway.
4. I saw two movies for free. One was excellent. "Silver Linings." The other an action movie: "Snitch," with the Rock. This, after my long ride on Sunday. (That was my destination.) During the second movie my leg cramped up. That's okay. I'm glad I have legs. Some people don't.
How About You?
What are your gratitudes?