What is it I expect out of life? You mean besides shelter, food, love and happiness? Freedom to pretty much say and do what I want? Well I have all of that and yes I am thankful! My life really is “a bowl of cherries”!
I am a very white (redheaded) woman with a great family, a two time cancer survivor and live in a small nice apartment. I have clothing, food and amenities such as a cell phone, iPad, and a new sound bar for a television. I have blankets and bedding and shoes and boots to keep me warm. At present I have no baking sheets or pans which are sitting in my daughter’s cabinets on loan. Does “loan” apply after a year?
My refrigerator was just resupplied yesterday and the can cupboard has staples refilled. I have the essentials in a large accessible bathroom, with tissue, soap, shampoo and linens. My apartment has a washer and dryer, a stove and dishwasher. I have wifi and cable tv. I am truly thankful for all of these treats and conveniences in my life. I have a scooter to get my mail and take out my trash and recyclables. I have a cranky wheelchair I use everyday, and the ability to propel myself in it.
Additionally, I have friends I am in contact with over sixty years. I have people around the world through this WP medium that I care about. I have the ability to read and write without reprimand, a true freedom.
I have sunny days and moonlit nights. I have sounds of rain on my windows and the beauty of snow in the winter. I live in a safe area from weather disasters. I have military, fire and police all living next to me, and a firehouse one half mile away. I have most of my family two minutes away. I feel safe as I hear the airbase helicopters above in the night. I have access to public transportation. I have enough income to support myself.
I really can’t think of anything else I could ask for. I need nothing. I expect nothing. I hope of course for a lot of things! I hope for health for my family and friends above all. No wars and peace is also a dream, but will probably remain so. A cure for all cancers and diseases would be exceptional.
I hope and wish, but do not expect that most of the world’s population will ever have what I am thankful and blessed to have.