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What A Day Can Bring


A Touch Of The Past And Present

I am so blessed

My cat Charlotte sits by my side

As my wife watches Christina on the Coast on t.v.

The rain has been off and on all-day

Coming down hard at times

Leaving large puddles as proof

We never left the house

I slept late

While my wife paid the bills

We both cooked meals and had snacks

Played a board game

Both super excited to spend time together

I watched and learned more about World War 2 on the computer

Such sad stories as historical events unfolded

My heart can't even begin to imagine the pain and suffering

Here I have unlimited freedom and joy

Where many people before me had no choice or rights

I will always be grateful

For all the men and women who helped other people

In the darkest of times

Here I go to complain

My list can be long and lengthy

Our washing machine broke

My watchband broke

At work, my hours constantly change

Raises are a thing of the past

Cleaning at home is at a halt

Family events and obligations dominate

Rain outside made our garden struggle

Unforeseen bills appear as often as those annoying pop-ups on the computer

My dentist reminds me my tooth can not be saved

It has to be pulled

I get in a low mood

That has a way of bringing me down

I take two steps forward and one step back

How silly I am?

How ridiculous everything I think that bothers me

Is nothing in reality

As we eat without worry about food on the table

More than enough clothes to wear

A car with a spare

A nice comfortable bed to sleep in

Cooler weather for wonderful days and nights

We are both healthy

Along with our families

There are many things I want to do

I just don't have the time to get too

Life is a puzzle

We all can take a piece

One day we might just solve


DREAM ON (author) on September 19, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE Maybe we can all make a huge list we are grateful for and share. This way we can think outside the box and use our imagination to carry us to new heights. Thank you for always finding the time to respond to so many of my hubs. Hope your day is going well. Have a great Sunday. Nine days and it seems like yesterday. Time slips away. I try to roll on. I find it so easy to lose track of time. Especially, when you start typing on the computer.

DREAM ON (author) on September 19, 2021:

John Hansen I love your thought process. If we find little ways to get us through the toughest times then the good times will be here again. It is easy to get hung up on something we don't like and forget all the good. Oh Boy, you had major big-ticket items that make me think again. Hope things are good for a while and like you say we roll the dice. Keep moving along and finding new ways to lift our spirits up. As hard as times can be the great times make it all worth it. Nine days later and so much can happen and so much more to appreciate. Thank you for all the wonderful thoughts and comments. Wishing you and your family the best.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 09, 2021:

Great thoughts.

We often forget to look at the things we can be grateful about in our life.

There are many.

Those unwanted things just seem to distract us.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 09, 2021:

Thank you for sharing this Dream On. We often complain about things we have to deal with, but you are right we have much more to be thankful for compared to past times during the war and depression etc.

If something breaks down it seems mean something else will as well. I just had to buy a new hot water system, and then a new stove. Before that it was the car gearbox etc. I am just thankful we had enough money to get us through this tough stage. At least these things should not need replacing again for a long time..touch wood.

Life is a little like a board game, it is fun to play, and there is luck involved, but everyone can’t win all the time.

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