I’m a Lucky Bitch

Woodstown, Co. Waterford
Woodstown, Co. Waterford

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.




Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

20 thoughts on “I’m a Lucky Bitch”

    1. Thanks Willow!
      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.

  1. 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.. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ฅ

    1. 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!

  2. 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.

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