Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday Thirteen #205

I'm running late with my Thursday Thirteen today!

Here are thirteen small things that I consider blessings.

1. New socks. I absolutely love the feel of new socks on my feet. Soft and cushiony!

2. A massage. Getting a massage is just about the best pampering a body can have.

3. A touch. You know that touch from a friend, spouse, or child can be loaded with meaning. Just a touch on the shoulder can say volumes. We should all touch more often.

4. A cup of tea, and the time to sit and drink it.

5. The view out my window. I look out on a pasture field, trees, and the Blue Ridge Mountain. What could be more lovely?

6. Chocolate. Okay, I am a chocolate addict. It is one of my biggest weaknesses. I am learning to savor one piece instead of eating the whole bag, though.

7. A glass of water. Now can I get more mundane than this? But it is so cooling. It quenches my thirst. It fills me up so that I stop eating. It gives me something to do with my hands. Getting a glass of water gives me a reason to get off my duffus and away from the computer. It's wonderful!

8. A coolish day with low humidity. On a clear day I can nearly see forever, looking miles and miles across the terrain to the tops of the mountains. On such a day, you can be outside without sweating or breathing too hard.

9. Phone calls and emails from friends and family. I enjoy knowing that someone has thought about me.

10. A good book. Nothing like spending time reading, lost in a story.

11. Writing. Yes, this should have been way up on the list. It is a great joy to be able to write, to know how to write, and to actually do it.

12. The smell of roses. They make me sneeze but I love to smell my roses in the mornings when I walk outside for a deep breath of fresh air. They have such a delicate fragrance about them.

13. My cameras. I love being able to photograph the world around me and share it with others. Photos are a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 205th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday


  1. Hey, what great things--tea and time and beauty (you can capture in a camera's sight)--I'm with you. Let's enjoy together.

  2. Did you read Starshine Roshell's essay about massages? Very funny.

  3. Love #8... and October is right around the corner.

  4. I don't know about the rest, but I'm with you on #1. If I were wealthy, I'd put on a pair of new socks every day. Ahhhhh

  5. I haven't tried to take a picture with my left hand yet. Water is on my list too, but only because it's not city water.

  6. Good list! I agree with you on several of those, especially books and tea!

  7. Thanks for the okay on having a piece of chocolate right now :)

    Have a great day!

  8. I'm all for glasses of water and partake in quite a few myself.

  9. I'm with you on a good half of these. Six things people can usually count on me to have: book, journal, pen, camera, water and chocolate. *g*

    I posted more photos from Olbrich Gardens this week: My blog

  10. I love having a view of the fields and nature out my windows. I also love a good book with a cup of tea.


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