Day 30 – Grateful

I can’t believe I made it to Day 30 of daily writing and posting. Time went by so fast, it seemed like an eternity when it all began on April 1st with the word Joke.

I am grateful for the month of April – for being the month where I got back to writing – for both my hands and fingers, which are the ones that allow me to type and text.

I am grateful for my laptop and the desk below it. The lamp and my eyes that give me light and allow me to see and decipher what I am writing.

Grateful for having a roof over my head, with working heater for when it’s cold and A/C for when it’s hot, and the electricity to make them work.

Grateful for having access to the Internet and to be able to stay in touch with loved ones.

Grateful for having a job and to be able to pay my bills.

Last, but not least,

Grateful to be healthy, to be alive, and to be able to feel things. To feel love, sad, depressed, anxious, hungry… Those are reminders that we are still alive.

I guess there is a reason why I did not make this list yesterday. It had to be saved for today.

And with April gone, May comes the fun. With longer days, and trees in bloom. 

We are yet, still at home… 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Day 30 – Grateful

    • Don’t forget Maria, thanks be to God.
      Your post reminded me a popular Chilean song, originally sang by Violeta Parra, “Gracias a la Vida (Thanks to the Life)”. I want to share the lyrics of the song in the English version:

      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH
      IT GAVE ME TWO BRIGHT STARS AND WHEN I OPEN THEN
      I DISTINGUISH PERFECTLY THE BLACK FROM THE WHITE
      AND IN the high sky its starred bottom
      AND IN THE CROW THE MAN I LOVE

      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH
      IT GAVE ME THE EARING IN ALL ITS WIDE
      IT RECORD NIGHT AND DAY, CRICKETS AND CANARIES
      HAMMERS, TURBINES, BARRKS, AND SHOWERS
      AND MY LOVER’S TENDER VOICE

      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH
      IT GAVE ME THE SOUND AND THE ALPHABET
      WITH IT THE WORDS I’M THINKING AND I DECLARING
      MOTHER, FRIEND, BROTHER AND A LIGHT ILLUMINATING
      THE WAY TO THE SOUL OF MY LOVER

      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS ME SO MUCH
      IT HAS GIVEN ME THE STRENGTH TO MY TIRED FEET
      WITH THEM I WALKED CITIES AND PUDDLES
      BEACHES AND DESSERTS, MOUNTAINS AND PLANES
      AND YOUR HOUSE, YOUR STREET AND YOUR COURTYARD

      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH
      I GAVE MY BEATING HEART
      WHEN I LOOK THE FRUIT OF THE HUMANE BRAIN
      WHEN I LOOK THE GOOD SO FAR FROM THE BAD
      WHEN I LOOK INSIDE YOUR CLEAR EYES

      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH
      IT GAVE THE LAUGHTER AND THE CRIYING
      SO I CAN DISTINGUISH HAPPINESS FROM SADNESS
      BOTH MATERIALS THAT FORMS MY SONG
      AND YOUR SONG THAT IS MINE TOO
      AND THE SONG OF ALL WHICH IS MY OWN SONG
      THANKS TO THE LIFE THAT HAS GIVEN ME SO MUCH

      Look for this song in Spotify

      Like

    • I’m grateful for we are cousins, we are family. Thanks for to stay alive and write these posts. When all this Covid 19 disaster it’s gone and you can visit us you’ll get wined with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere.
      Best regards.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Interesting how little things like a desk and a roof over our heads can be taken for granted in our busy lives sometimes

    Like

  2. It’s so important to be grateful. I read once that by recalling things you’re grateful for every single day, you can rewire your brain after 30 days to think more positively and that really stayed with me. It’s awesome

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s