Tale Weaver #196 – Gratitude – November 8th

This week Michael asks us to consider the concept of gratitude.
If you haven’t already, check out his post (and watch the video)

I am thankful for a lot of things, some by design, some by luck, and some by blood.
Hubby and I met through an ad in the local paper in 1989. It was the best first class stamp I ever purchased, and the best tenner he invested. I am grateful that he took the time to answer my letter, arrange a meeting, and took me as I was, warts, attitude, baggage and all.
We liked and trusted each other from day one and over the years, have worked together to achieve our proud boast of not owing a penny to a soul and keeping it that way.
He is my rock, my friend, confidante and partner , we can talk about anything, share everything, and I cannot imagine my world without him in it.

I am grateful to Bro, who now resides in NZ, who gave me sanctuary and support when I desperately needed it all those years ago. He was always there for me as a kid, and still is.
When I visited him in 2010, he told everyone his baby sister was coming to stay. Some baby, 54 years old, but always ‘Our Kid’ to him.
Although this is not one of my photos, it depicts how I envisaged him when I was born.

This was us fishing some 54 years later!

I was grateful to our friends in the boating community and the surrounding area for their support and kindness two years ago when Humphrey made his presence known, and to the two old ladies at a bus stop who held me while I cried the day they told me I didn’t need chemo.

I will always be grateful for having loving parents, even when I was ‘not very nice’ and for providing me with balance and compassion when growing up. We had our ups and downs and disagreements, but I never once doubted their love.

I am happy to be the person I am, even though it took me a while to get here, and for having met and had so many wonderful people in my life to help me along the way.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Tale Weaver #196 – Gratitude – November 8th

  1. Michael says:

    Beautiful Di, I’m glad I have met you along the way too.

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