Monday, September 01, 2008

The Things I am Grateful For

I realize that each day is like a new beginning for me. I have to stay positive in order to get through this disorder. I need to get the nerves and muscles back in my legs and feet. Nerve cells grow about a millimetre per day, so it will take a long time. And my muscles have to gain strength again, but I am working on that in physiotherapy. So here are a few things that I am grateful for.

1. Being home! It's the best place on earth!

2. Summertime! But where has it gone? School starts again for a new year tomorrow.

3. A working stairglide so that I can get up and down the stairs. My legs just aren't cooperating yet.

4. My new scooter! Ohhh! The places I can now go!

5. Like a quiet forest path. A little paved way for me to travel through the woods under a canopy of leaves. Cool and inviting!

6. Freshly cut grass (weeds mostly) at the edge of the road. It smells so sweet and reminds me of cinnamon and other fragrant herbs.

7. The sweet melody of a song bird as he sings from a branch high above me.

8. A little wooden bridge to take me to the other side of the creek.

9. The honking of a flock of geese as they fly off for the night to feast on a farmer's field of corn.

10. My furry felines. They have finally forgiven me for leaving them for an almost three-month stay in the hospital. Now I have to share my rather narrow bed (I am still sleeping in a hospital bed because I can't get in and out of my regular bed) with them, but that is a good thing too! Their purring comforts me.

11. Nature! All of it! From the tiniest insects to the largest mammals and all of the plant life - weeds, especially weeds, trees, rivers and streams, birds and even people that make up our wonderful planet. I am grateful for all of it. And best of all..... I am now able to enjoy idyllic places like this one with my scooter! It's Highland Creek and it is only about a kilometer from my house. Hurray for scooters! I wouldn't be able to get there any other way!

12. Oh, yeah. I almost forgot to mention my computer! I am really grateful that it is working again. I was totally lost without it!


John said...

I am so glad that you are out
enjoying nature again.
Sometimes it is those little
things, usually taken for granted,
that make life so enjoyable.

Catherine said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog!! I'm glad you did as it is great to meet another Torontonian!! Looks like you live in a great area of the city -- gorgeous photos.
Which quilt shop do you teach at?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Thank you for stopping by, you are in the giveaway, Good Luck, Jane

Oiyi said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend! Yes, there is nothing like being home. That scooter is a very cool color. I use to work at a Medical Equipment Company and we would drive those into the wearhouse for repairs.