My Gratitude List

This will be an ever evolving page as I intend to add to it as and when..

I am grateful for:

  • The 41 years I spent with Bob.  I say I grew up with Bob Baxter.

Bob's 60th Birthday

  • My supportive daughter, son and their families. They are always there for me and their love got me through the dark, dreadful days when Bob died.
  • The love of my 4 grandsons and the fact that they each allow me to share in some of their life
  • The smile on the face of those same grandsons when they see me.
  • My two sisters one in Los Angeles and one in London so we don’t see each other very often
  • Email so that I can easily keep in touch with my sisters
  • My wonderful friends who too are always there for me
  • The unconditional love of my Tibetan Spaniel.  Unfortunately, Lotte had to be put to sleep in March 2013.  I still miss her.
  • Lotte on desk
  • The food in the larder and refrigerator
  • Fresh and plentiful water to drink
  • My inquiring mind
  • Clothes to keep me warm
  • House through trees
  • My lovely, warm and secure house. I’ve now moved on but still have a warm, safe place to call home
  • Ability to walk, smile, talk and laugh
  • Money in my wallet and in the bank
  • And now some days later I forgot to be so grateful for being a breast cancer survivor of almost 11  16 years.
  • My parents for the love and support they gave me and for the great childhood they afforded me.
  • For my Father who’s faith in his three daughters and their ability to do and be whatever they wanted knew no bounds.
  • The people that my children have chosen to marry and spend the rest of their lives with.
  • My strong healthy body although it is perhaps slowing down a little as I age.
  • Living in this land of plenty and the freedoms it affords me.
  • The ability to access beaches and bush within minutes drive from my home.
  • The different places I have lived around the world and the friends I have made there.
  • The friends I have made on my holiday travels to other countries.

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37 thoughts on “My Gratitude List

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  2. Thank you for finding my blog. I love your attitude, your outlook on life, and your decision to take control of your health and your attidude! I’ll be reading you from now on.

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    • Thanks for the comment. Yes we all have so very much to grateful for and we do need to stop and think about these things. I vocalize these things each morning in the shower. somehow saying them out loud gives them more power.

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  7. Judith
    You have a lovely family! Gratitude- I have so much to be thankful for, good health, family, friends, and able to work to take care of myself. It’s a beautiful world, we get out of it- what we put into it !!!

    • Thank you Penny. And when I look around at others I realize just how much I have to be grateful for, And I agree we get out of life what we put into it.

  8. Judith, You have been reading my blog and leaving comments. Thank you so much. When I was in elementary and middle school I had a pen pal from New Zealand, her name was Debra. Now, at 43 I get a blogging buddy from New Zealand. Yea!
    I too was a widow. My husband passed when I was just 32 yrs. old. Our son was 5 at the time. I remarried several years later, to a man that was also a widower. We both now co-facilitate a GriefShare group together.(
    You also read The Life Of A Country Man’s Wife, so do I!
    Blogging is a lot of fun, and I so enjoy “meeting” new people. Thanks so much for your comments:) I look forward to reading your blog.

    • I don’t know how I found your blog but I do so enjoy reading it.
      I like the thoughts and reflections of younger women and you are not only younger than me but also younger than my children.
      I shall keep reading your blog. I think I am subscribed but if not, will do so right now.
      Judith 🙂

  9. I have seen you comment on several blogs and thought I would pay you a visit. I am exactly between your age and your daughter’s age and have enjoyed reading what you have here. Love your gratitude list. Very nice page.

    • Georgette – Apologies I don’t know how I missed your comment. Thanks for the lovely things you said. I have been following your blog although maybe I haven’t made too many comments. That will be rectified!

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  11. Wonderful gratitude list! Beautiful thoughts! I have one on my blog, and, after reading it, realized I could go on, and on, and on, and on, day after day after day, and never come to an end of the things I’m grateful for!

    • Thank you for the comment. Aren’t we lucky to have so much for which to be grateful? I noticed that the pictures disappeared from the page – I have now reinstated them.

    • Thanks for the comment. I truly believe that if we encourage an attitude of gratitude inour children and grandchildren the world will become a better place.
      BTW I have just been over to your blog. I shall return often.

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  13. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of My Gratitude List | I choose how I will spend the rest of my life . Thanks for the post. I’ll definitely comeback.

  14. Your wonderful approach to gratitude is most inspiring, Judith. I’l start my gratitude list right away! ❤
    Big *hug* to you from Norway. 🙂
    Dina x

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