Today I’m grateful is Saturday because I can indulge in coffee and my book.
Currently reading: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Gratitude: finding happiness amongst the mundane
Today I am grateful I could find a Kindle Keyboard for sale, and locally too! I know, I know – I’ve written about how much I love my kindle before.
that was before I lost my precious kindle last week 😦 I was so devastated. After days and days of looking without success I succumbed and logged on to Amazon to buy myself a replacement last night. OMG – what do you mean ‘none available’????!
Don’t you hate that? Right when you’ve finally made the decision to do something, you find out its no longer an option. Not happy!!! So I surfed and I Googled until I found one. The best part was they had them in stock only 7kms away and cheaper than from Amazon AND no freight cost!
Today I am grateful for resilience, because today was a pretty shitty day. I could list all the crappy things that happened, but there’s two that really upset me the most.
I had my hair appointment this evening with my longtime hairdresser who does amazing things with my hair. I went in with copper hair and said I’m after something lighter and closer to my natural strawberry blonde. She says ‘no problem’. I came home a deep plum colour. I’m still not quite sure what went wrong?!
But the really devastating part of today is that I’ve misplaced my Kindle 😦 Im so upset about it. It’s been gone for 24hrs now. We’ve searched high and low and it just doesn’t seem to want to be found. I’m so careful with my belongings usually that this is totally out if character for me, and it’s distressing me more than a lost book should. I’m in the middle of reading ‘The Colour Purple’ too, which I don’t have in my bookcase to continue on with either. Damn!
So, I’m giving up the search and going to bed while hoping to tap into my hidden reserve of resilience that I know is in there somewhere. I’m trying hard to have faith that it’ll turn up tomorrow.
Today I am grateful for my Kindle because it has brought me back to the world of books.
I’ve had one for about 2 years now and I realise in hindsight how valuable it’s become to my well being. You might think that sounds nuts (and it may be just a little bit!) but I am such an introvert. Having my kindle on hand means I can escape into my book at any available opportunity, and the act of retreating in this way recharges me.
The thing I love most about my kindle is the text-to-speech function. I can be driving me car while my book is reading to me, or cooking dinner, or even folding washing. It really is the perfect multi-tasking tool!
Today I am grateful for written words. For as long as I can remember I’ve been an avid reader; as a child my favourite place to go was the library, and my mum would take me every week without fail.
Over the years the subject matter and format has changed, but my passion for reading hasn’t. I don’t get to the library so much anymore, but there aren’t many places I go without my kindle, or a screen of some kind. There are so many places to escape to amongst the pages, and so much knowledge to soak up.
At the moment I’m in the middle of reading Stieg Larsson’s ‘The Girl Who Played With Fire’, and I’m loving it. Thank goodness there’s another one in the trilogy when this one’s over 🙂