I’m in very grateful mood today just because ….. because I was able to be out and about in the sun enjoying the lovely scenery here in Co. Waterford.
Meanwhile, there are hundreds of thousands of people who are stuck in absolute awfulness, be it war zones, depression, grief, physical agony, starvation, homelessness, loneliness …..
How I wish I could wave some kind of magic wand and grant them the peace that I found watching a boat swaying on tiny waves at Woodstown Beach.
I know that the peace of today could be shattered forever at any moment but, at least, I’ll have happy, peaceful times in my life-box.
How easy it is to take ‘happiness’ for granted ~ why it took that boat to rock me to a total realisation of it, is something I’ll never know.
20 thoughts on “I’m a Lucky Bitch”
Yep.. it takes the smallest things sometimes to change a life..or a preception. Beautiful place though!
Hi Sue, life is so fragile, isn’t it? That seems to be at the heart of its wonders and its horrors.
Yes, Jean, I’d agree with that… any moment can change its course, either way.
It is so good to be alive. To breath the air … especially around you Jean! and to nourish the senses. 🙂
Yes, Val, nothing better than breathing in fresh sea air.
Very relaxing picture and very good heart. And sometimes a pray is a wand.
Thanks Dana. Hopefully even a tiny wand!
You are 🙂 We have wonderful scenery in my part of Northumberland but you have what I miss most – the sea.
I know, I know! jxx
you may be lucky but you are no bitch. ….. We cannot change the ways of the world we much just make sure that we are grateful for what we have. xxxxx
I live in hope that it is possible to change the ways of the world in even small, small ways. But certainly, it is essential to be grateful for all the positive things we have.
I’ll have to agree with Willowdot; bitch is not the adjective I would use to describe you, Jean; quite a lovely opposite, in fact.. 🙂 And I wish I had a magic wand, too…hearing about it everyday, it’s a feeling of helplessness. But yes, we do need to be grateful for what we do have and some things might be small to us, but to others, they are BIG! 🙂 ♥
Hi Lauren. Thanks for your kind words.
I agree very much with you point about different perceptions,
(I thought this would be a post about your dog!) But on gratitude – I agree. My friend and I talk about this a lot – we are so lucky, so grateful for our lives.
Unfortunately I’ve no female dog in the house these times but I’m certainly grateful for those who have been such a central part of my life.
As for gratitude in general, I’m definitely with you ~ though not all the time!
People find it so difficult to live in the moment and I don’t blame them at all if that moment is so hellish that they want to imagine something better. That’s the meaning of hope. But it’s so important to enjoy, value, and imprint upon our memories any moments of perfect peace and harmony, so we can draw upon them in times of strife.
Sarah, I love your definition of ‘hope.’ You’ve summed up what I really wanted to say in this succinct comment! Thanks.
I think a lot of people might wish for a magic wand. But many of those wouldn’t think to use it for granting peace to others… Wishing you much peace 🙂 ❤ ❤
Jackie, thanks for writing. I hope you’re wrong!
You’re lucky indeed to have such a view, but also to appreciate it 🙂