That one's hard to answer, because over fifty-plus years of my life, and twenty-five-plus years of marriage, of course
But I will probably make a pan of cheater fudge for Christmas. Some things you have to hang onto.
The half-size tree we bought recently (it even came with lights)
2. H elp...is it easy for you to ask for help or are you a do-it-yourselfer? How is that a good/bad thing?
Not sure, it depends on the situation, and the help that is or isn't available.
3. A bundance...what is there an abundance of in your kitchen?
Space (compared to some apartment kitchens).
4. N ame...the smallest thing you're thankful for? the biggest?
Really, really small? Like cells and atoms?
Or a little bigger, like the bit of Velcro that Mr. Fixit stuck on the door behind where our dryer door opens, so that it doesn't hit me on the head when I pull the clothes out?
Or somewhat bigger, like a hat I crocheted last year from some free yarn Ponytails gave me to use up? I was thankful for that yesterday when the wind was blowing hard.
Jan Karon's new Mitford book. Sarah Mackenzie's interview with Katherine Paterson. Tickets to hear Steve Bell and Malcolm Guite next month.
Or much bigger, like our apartment building that means we will not have to shovel the driveway this winter? (I also like going downstairs for the mail instead of around the block to the super-mailbox.) And the store next door, a real lifesaver. And the Chinese restaurant five minutes away, and the library about twenty minutes if you walk fast.
And there are so many other things, big and small. Clean water. People. Poetry. Clouds. Cough medicine (not me, another Squirrel). People behind desks who actually help with problems.
Which reminds me of another big thankfulness...that after several years of heart clinic visits, Mr. Fixit was recently told he doesn't need to come back, ever. He's too healthy.
(Mr. Fixit says he is also grateful for car floor mats that fit properly. If you've ever had to deal with dirty, salt-sticky towels on a car floor, you'll know why.)
5. K ey...What do you think is the key to living a more grateful life?
Having to go without something for awhile, then getting it back.
And concentrating on God's promises.
6. S tate your own random thought here
My random thoughts for this week were already posted here.
Linked from The Wednesday Hodgepodge at From This Side of the Pond.