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  17 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.
  • The absolute and complete recovery I made after my accident in 2016 that resulted in Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • The wonderful and caring staff and therapists at the rehabilitation centre.
  • The 22 months I spent with ny Late Love and the fun and adventures we shared.
  • 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.
  • My good friends and three sisters of choice I have made in the blogosphere.

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40 responses to “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.

  3. Thank you. I have subscribed to read your blogs also.

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  6. What a nice idea: a gratitude list! Makes me stop and think of all the things I am grateful for.

    • 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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  9. 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.

  10. 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 🙂

  11. You are an inspiration, Judith! So glad to have “met” you!

  12. 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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  14. 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.

  15. I love your list. Thanks for sharing. An attitude of gratitude is what makes for healthy living.

    • 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.

  16. What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing what makes you happy

  17. dianne - life as i see it

    that’s a wonderful list.. ;o)

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  19. 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.

  20. This is a wonderful and endearing post. Gave me lots to think about. Thank you.

  21. Thank you for this adorable post. This has inspired me to write my gratitude list. Also Thanks for your visit and comment on my post. I look forward to your future posts.

  22. Best wishes in your new lifestyle. It is quite a change after so many years alone.

  23. that makes me want to add my “gratitude” list to my new blog. You do inspire me and your readers and I hope to do that this year too- I am in college age 47 ugh…wish me luck…

  24. 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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  26. So much to be grateful for. I love it!!

    I’m grateful for new friendships, especially ones that wouldn’t otherwise happen without the power of the internet. 😀

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