Monday, July 7, 2008
A Good Day
I cannot whine without feeling guilty, especially when I whine publicly. So, I feel the need to make a retraction, at least to You, my Small and Faithful reading audience.
So, as Emily Littela used to say on SNL, "Never mind."
I don't mind admitting that I'm a pretty simple guy. I am very grateful that my life is mostly uncomplicated and stress-free. It is simple things that I am grateful for on a daily basis.
A good day is when I pull into my neighborhood on my scooter and realize that I have arrived home safely, once again, in one piece.
A good day is when I don't get pulled over by a cop, when I don't get a ticket, and when I don't have an accident or even a minor spill on the road. A good day is when I don't hit or run over a child or a small animal (not that I ever have, knock wood).
A good day is when I still have my wallet and cell phone and keys, when nothing is lost or stolen.
I am grateful for my pets and for Domestic Partner. I am grateful that my health is so good that I take it for granted most of the time. I am grateful to be employed, and I am grateful for my past work experience. I am grateful to have a roof over my head and more than enough to eat (to the point that I worry about my weight).
I am grateful for close friends and family members.
I often think that if I were to die tomorrow, I would be grateful for the life I have lived, so far. But I sure hope I get to live for a few more decades.
Simple? Yes. Boring? Maybe. A life with almost no conflict does not give me much fodder for interesting writing.
Thank goodness for fiction.