Daily PROMPT:  Expect


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.  


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4 thoughts on “Daily PROMPT:  Expect

  1. Hello there! This article couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I am going
    to forward this post to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a good read.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That was so lovely Cheryl, you may have not had the easiest of journeys on your path through life but you have accepted your lot and you are living life the best you can. Love your attitude to life, love you 😍

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