The torrential monsoonlike storm on Sunday evening cooled the air beautifully and made me realise that even the most awful uncomfortable things come to an end sometime.
I remember years ago Oprah used to have a segment about her grateful book (I think thats what it was called) and several things have happened to make me wish I had a grateful book.
I am grateful for friends (locally and overseas) who tell it as it is and make me realise there is more to life than worrying about what I weigh....yes thinking about that is occupying a lot of my time at the moment but if I keep up the exercise and eat sensibly I will lose the excess weight in time.
I am grateful my 11 grandchildren have the love of my children ( their parents) to direct and encourage them in all stages of their education.
Here in Victoria 43,000 little anklebiters aged 5 or 6 started school for the first time today - one school even has six sets of twins enrolled and in the same class room as well!! - the Prep year is their next step in learning about life and education.
Today I was grateful for the friendship that has evolved in a group of volunteers associated with a bereavement group I help to co-ordinate.
We did not know till today that Sundays rain had flooded the premises we use so with just 2 of us at the beginning of the day the clean up began. With nothing planned we thought it would be a long day but by chance others dropped by and shared the load.
Life is good at the moment