Last month, something special happened:
I listed a Kate Spade purse on Kijiji and within five minutes of listing it, I got someone interested in it. This person told me he is a stay at home dad to two kids. He lost his job and his wife has been supporting the family. He would like to get her a present as a thank you but he doesn't have money. He wanted to trade for my purse. He suggested numerous items but I didn't need any of the items. I sent him a response and the following day we made a trade - my Kate Spade purse for a small no frills coffee. He said it wasn't a fair trade. I told him it was because we both got something that brought us joy. I told him the world needs more kindness. He told me I am an example that there are still good people in the world.
Before we parted, I told him if he needs anything to let me know. He said he couldn't possibly ask for more. I told him that I don't have much but I have enough to share. I am truly grateful for what I have.
Here are some things that I am grateful for:
1) My dad had a health scare a couple of months ago but has now been told he is healthy.
2) My partner has been more than patient with me and my crabby mood. Example:
Me: Do you want these noodles for lunch?
Him: I rather the rice.
Me: You don't like the noodles I made?
Him: I like them both. I will take whatever you pack for me.
Me: Why do I have to pack it?
3) My daughter tells me every night that she loves me very much.
4) My health isn't great but could be worse. Extra sleep would help. Extra time would too.
5) Friends that pitch in immediately when I need help no matter the request. Example:
Me: Can I get ___ from you?
Her: For sure, when?
Me: When can you drop it off?
6) Family that shows their care through sharing gossip with me.
7) Having a job that I actually really enjoy doing and don't mind getting up in the morning for.
8) Co-workers that pitch in when I leave in the middle of the day because of family things.
9) Driving to work and having a parking spot so that I can leave in the middle of the day.
10) My daughter loves her dayhome provider so much that she never wants to leave at the end of the day. Example:
Me: We have to leave now.
Me: If you don't leave with me, you will have to stay and sleepover.
Her: Ok. (and walking away.)
What are you grateful for?