The Best Thing

It’s Wednesday and Fandango poses his provocative question for the week.

His provocative question this week is…

What’s the best thing you’ve got going on in your life at the moment?
With Christmas not that far away, many people will be arranging to meet up with their families for the holidays. Sadly this is not the case for us, but it hasn’t been for years so is no longer an issue. I have fantastic memories of family Christmases both as a child and an adult with husband 1, partner, and Hubby and they have not diminished as the years have passed.

We had a phone call today from a boating friend, who said it was his birthday tomorrow. We didn’t know it was his birthday, and being an elderly gentleman, we went down to the Post Office and put a card in the mail, paying extra for a special delivery guaranteed for tomorrow.
I now have his birthday in my diary and will not forget next year.

The best thing I’ve got going in my life at the moment is that we are in a position to do things like this for our friends when not all that long ago, money was tight and it was a job to afford a first class stamp. We’ll never be rich, but we are lucky to have friends, many of which are now considered family.


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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22 Responses to The Best Thing

  1. I.V. Greco says:

    As they say, “Money isn’t everything.” Good friends are priceless.

  2. I’m very glad you carve out a little time each day to share your life here. I’ve learned a LOT about British life through your eyes, not to mention sharing your sadness at the loss of Maggie and the anxiety of the physical challenges. Thank you! ❤

    • Thanks Melanie. We might not seem to do very much and our lives are pretty straightforward. Losing Maggie is still so very painful, and not finding a new dog yet is frustrating when we read so many stories of shelters being overcrowded yet none seem to be within a sensible distance to us.
      I hope that by sharing our health issues and concerns, anyone going through something similar finds it supportive and that they are not alone. I can’t remember if I posted it, but I’ve had some great news from my diabetes eye screening, and there is no sign of diabetes in my eyes! Hurrah!!!!

  3. Fandango says:

    You may not be rich in terms of money, but being rich with friends is far mor rewarding.

  4. Sadje says:

    Lovely gesture Di.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    A nice thought Di, some friends do become family💜💜

  6. murisopsis says:

    Friends are priceless and having a little money takes financial worry off the table. We will have an “orphan” Christmas this year and are inviting several friends who are without family or who cannot travel to be with family… I hope we can fill the table (as I have room for 14)!

    • What a lovely thought Val! We don;t have the space for something like that, but have invited neighbours in for a cuppa and mince pie Christmas afternoon if they fancy company as there are quite a few who will be spending Christmas on their own, some for the first time. It’s been a sad year for so many.

  7. Indira says:

    Delightful post.

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