Friday, July 17, 2009

Finding Grace #6

54. The "off" button on the telephone when telemarketers call. I notice that politicians did not exempt themselves from the list.

55. Patience. I am not always patient, particularly when it comes to things like computer issues, problems with the car, that type of thing. I like for stuff to work. Properly. And NOW. So when I exhibit patience, I am extremely grateful.

56. My sense of smell. I have a nose that can sniff out strange things. I can even smell blacksnakes, which actually smell like cucumber. Other snakes smell kind of earthy. This is a weird skill to have and one that thankfully is not often needed. Other things that I can smell include the early stages of mold and mildew

57. My brains. Okay, I'm not the smartest person ever, but I am not stupid, either. I graduated 5th in my class in high school. I was a straight A student at Hollins and obtained my B.A. in English with honor. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying. I'm not ignorant.

58. Curtains and window shades. Have you ever noticed how bright and hot the sun can be, and then you close a curtain and the room temperature lowers about 10 degrees?

59. Eyeglasses. I received my first pair of glasses in the 7th grade, after knowing I needed them for most of my life. I always sat in the front at school not because I was teacher's pet, like everyone thought, but so I could SEE. I will never forget the joy of being able to see a mountain and actually see that it had trees on it, not just know that the greenish bluish blob was supposed to have trees on it.

60. TV. Okay, so I don't watch much TV, but when I am bored and too tired to read, TV is a blessing. I am including movies in here, too, I suppose, because I immediately thought of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of movies. Those are my favorite.

61. Air conditioning. In the summer time, this is the greatest of all inventions.

62. Heat! In the winter time, this is the greatest of all inventions!

63. Nail clippers. I am grateful for nail clippers because they keep me from biting my nails so much.

64. Fireworks. I love watching fireworks, anytime. I especially like them on July 4 and December 31. Times in between are good too, though.

65. Democracy. I am grateful that the concept of democracy exists, even though I don't think the USA is currently practicing this form of government. It's a nice idea in theory.


  1. Speaking of #58, I need to go curtain shopping... soon.

    The Blue Ridge Gal
    (Enjoying your list)

  2. Oh, I LOVE watching the LOTR trilogy, especially the first one, especially the green and calming and OMG Bag End!!! Ahhh :-)

    I agree with quite a few other things on your list, as well. Great writing!


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