Today, something happened that made me think about the things I’m grateful for. A fellow blogger and friend, Bill, had to put his precious Boston Terrier, Otis, to sleep. I cried my eyes out at work reading this story. Bill’s pain is truly evident in his writing and it was so heartbreaking to read. I can’t imagine what he is going through right now and my thoughts are with him. I made a little hat for Otis during the winter to keep his little ears warm. I will certainly miss hearing about him.
I came home and just hugged my little Chester. I love to put him against my face and feel his warm, soft fur on my cheeks. He has a really good, warm smell 🙂 That’s how K and I describe it. He rarely ever smells bad and this, plus his softness, plus the purring is just awesome. I told K about Bill’s story and he said, which is rare for K to say, that he would be so sad when Chester passes. I don’t know why we did this to ourselves, letting in a loving little being into our lives knowing that he won’t live that long. All I can hope is to give him a good life while he’s here. Goodness knows, he’s giving us a heck of a time. I found one of the few pictures we have of him as a kitten and it’s the one of him in the dishwasher. He was so, so precious as a kitten. He still is, but kittens are just beyond cute to me.
This is a picture of Chester now:
Still as funny as ever. I’m thankful that I am able to have the joys of a fur baby in my life.
I complain a lot about my life, mostly to my mom. Nothing major, just stupid things that don’t really matter one day to the next. I really have a lot to be thankful for. I wrote a list of things that I’m thankful for and this isn’t exhaustive, but it’s a try. Here it goes.
I’m thankful for:
- My loving partnership with my best friend, K
- Having a family that is loving and supportive
- Having a mom and dad that never left me without and who always provided
- Having loving, close relationships with my brother and sister
- Chester and having had the opportunity to adopt a shelter animal
- Having a nice place to live with nice things
- Being able to afford basic necessities
- Being able to afford the occasional unnecessary thing 🙂
- The freedoms I have as an American woman
- Being able to freely love anyone of my choosing, regardless of nationality, race, religion, sex, etc.
- Having a full-time job that I mostly enjoy or at least doesn’t kill me physically
- Having a college degree
- Having straight teeth
- Having good health (mostly)
- Being young with few obligations to stay in one place
- Having a naturally good physique, thanks mom
- My intelligence
- The ability to crochet 😀
- Being able to drive and to have my own car
- Being able to share with all of you!
Well, I think that’s a pretty good list. I’m going to get back to crocheting my Molang 😀
Before you leave, feel free to share with me the things you are thankful for in the comment section or in an email via the contact form below 🙂