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GiST August 26th, 2009

August 26, 2009
  • Sharing a meal with family on my fathers birthday. He is 73 today.  He wanted Ribs, and we ordered out from a place that I know he likes. I think he thought this one through VERY carefully. He can eat ribs with his hands, he can make a mess, and nobody is going to fuss at him about it. I love my dad. 🙂
  • Having a job full of responsibilities. Days like today, where I feel more like a firefighter than anything else, are reminders of why I am there, and what my real value is.
  • Being able to afford to put gas in my van without thinking about it. At $1 a litre (that’s about $3.73 per US gallon for my american friends) it occurred to me as I was filling my 65 litre tank that although I was unhappy about the cost, I don’t have to choose between gas or food or heating my home. I am very  fortunate.
  • The freedom that my van affords me. The ability to go where I want, when I want. A freedom not enjoyed by  many who use a wheelchair.  Here too, I am fortunate.
  • Stopping by the marina tonight just in time to see the Wednesday night sailboat regatta returning. The wind was in the right direction and all of them had their colourful spinnaker sails up.  Simply beautiful and peaceful to sit by the water and watch.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2009 9:59 pm

    I love these lists you and Kelly do of gratefulness.
    I do it too now on Thursdays on my blog.
    Many of us do.
    Happy Birthday to your dad from us please.
    Grateful to know you as a friend.

  2. September 1, 2009 2:16 am

    I enjoy them so much too Sylvain. I have an echo in my own life when I read of many of the things you both write of; also it awakens me to things I’d never thought of until I read them on one of the lists! Blessings and love, O

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