I feel privileged not to have to go to my Day Care job this week. The Day Care is closed from Christmas to the New Year. Because my husband is going to his job, it is only me and Richard here in the warm house.
Yesterday there were howling winds shrieking across the hardened ice outside bringing the chill factor to minus 12 degrees. Today, it is snowing. I bundle up when I go out for my daily walk.
In the house, Richard and I are catching up on laundry. After attending a wedding in Virginia and having company here at the house, we have a mountain of laundry to do. But, I don’t mind.
Not too long ago, when we were living at a house with no washing machine or dryer, I had to take the laundry to the laundry mat. Yep, whether it was raining, snowing, or blowing, those clothes still needed to be cleaned. So, to have a washing machine and dryer here in our new home makes me feel doubly privileged.
All the while, I remind myself, “Appreciation is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech.” I try to “put to good use the blessings we have, and be prepared to receive more.” –21st Century Science and Health