Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thankfulness - Day 3

Today I am thankful for:

- a Dodo day;

- the  peace that ipads bring to the household;

- a big walk for Ashlea at the shops - actually her first time ever at the shops in her walker.  Needless to say we didn't stay too long as she wanted to look in every.single.shop;

- the cafe we were in being pretty much empty when Ashlea let rip with a series of loud, smelly bombs;

- hot cups of tea;

- my washing machine (I was watching one of those TV shows about the Amish and it made me thankful for all the mod-cons in my house - but seeing as it is uniform washing day I will single out the washing machine for particular mention);

- reality TV shows about Amish people or people who didn't know they were pregnant (a personal favourite);

- the luxury of grocery shopping alone;

- living in a country with an abundance of places to buy an abundance of affordable, healthy food;

- organ donors:


Just a father and mother kissing their dying little girl goodbye. If you are wondering why all the medic people are bowing: in less than an hour, two small children in the next room are able to live thanks to the little girl's kidney and liver.  Full Story.


What are you thankful for today?

PS You can sign up to be an organ donor here.




8 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh Alison- tears in my eyes! So much to be grateful for when we really look for it. I am grateful for your blog which always makes me giggle in the midst of tear jerking moments.

Big brother, Little sister. said...

What an amazing story to come from such heartache no doubt x I am so glad you girls got to go to the shops together! Hooray!

Anna said...

Oh my goodness, what an amazing story. Sounds like you have had a lovely day today!

Alison said...

Thanks Melissa - we do have a lot to be thankful for.

Bron & Anna - yes amazing story isn't it. We did have fun at the shops - we were looking at spas :)

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Incredibly sad but amazing story of the little girl.

So much to be thankful for in the everyday of life.

Lacey said...

What an amazing little girl and an amazing gift! So much to be thankful for!

Alison said...

Trish and Lacey - I know - what an amazing gift. Puts things in perspective doesn't it!

Heda said...

My three thankfuls for Saturday are:
1. Great lecture by Dr Jason Tye-Din organised by the Coeliac Society - wonderful, brilliant man who is changing people's lives.
2. Minimal weekend housework chores thanks to travelling all last week.
3. Long slow delicious dinner with old friends and new with lots of laughter.
Days don't get much better than this one!