Sitting shivering and eating my breakfast this morning (boiler needs urgent surgery) I found myself thinking of the way Tin Can Traveler, frequently signs off her blogs …..
Having made up my mind I can easily keep warm by continuing my weekend mission of disposing of material goods to charity shops and going to the tip with the junk, I started to consider how privileged I am. The boiler outage is a temporary annoyance, the landlord has arranged for it to be mended. I am not, like some in war torn or so-called third world countries, without shelter and in imminent danger of hypothermia or worse.
I have had sufficient disposable income that my downsizing can bring benefit to others less lucky and I have the choice to dispense with “stuff” that is non essential to my new life. Although my pension is very small and I will have to travel within a tight budget, I am able to have a retirement living my motorhome dream, not grubbing around for subsistence living.
And if that’s not reason to be “ever grateful” I don’t know what is …
Thanks Annie 🙂
(Kerria Japonica currently flowering in the garden)