Monday, March 30, 2020

10 Things I Am Thankful For

With 24/7 news blasting all of the horrible things about the pandemic, it can be hard to be positive and it can also make life as a whole look pretty depressing, so every day I take a few minutes to think about what I am thankful for...

  1. I am thankful for being able to take a nice walk in the sun.  The weather was perfect today (high 70s) and the trees were beautiful.
  2. I am thankful for the hubby.  Fortunately we get along great and we actually like to spend time together so being quarantined at home with him actually makes me very happy.
  3. I am thankful for the internet.  If this pandemic had happened 30 years so, the situation would be entirely different.  As it is, the internet provides all we need for entertainment, communication with friends and family, the ability to pay our bills online, etc.
  4. I am thankful that our health is still good (fingers crossed, the thing about this virus is that you may not know you are ill for a couple weeks after exposure) and none of our friends or relatives are ill either (again, fingers crossed!).
  5. I am thankful that we are able to stay home for as long as necessary.  Our bills are paid, we have plenty of food and supplies, we don't have to go out to work, the kids and grand kids are sheltering at their homes...overall we are in a very fortunate position during this disaster.
  6. I am thankful that in the midst of disaster, there are so many people doing great things for others whether they are healthcare providers, or people using tech to 3-D print face shields for front line people, researchers working 24/7 on developing tests and vaccines for the virus, etc.
  7. I am thankful for all of the birds I hear singing each morning when I am working in the yard.  Birds singing makes things seem not so bad.
  8. I am thankful that I know how to bake and I actually enjoy doing so.  My grandmother taught me how to bake and it has turned into both a useful skill and a fun way to pass the time. 
  9. I am thankful for our supply chain.  I've actually never really thought about the supply chain before since everything I've ever wanted to buy was always available but now I see how complicated and convoluted the logistics of this are and somehow it works on such a grand scale.
  10. I am thankful for blogging and writing in general, it is a great way to express myself and share information with others as well as learn from others too!


  1. It is nice to be outdoors now that it is 80s and clear. The internet does make being at home less lonely and less disconnected.

    1. I hope the weather is as good where you live, the sunny weather really makes a difference when deciding to go outside or not!