Anyone who looks at me would instantly know that food and I are friends! I became more aware of this when I realized that I had basically described my recent holiday in terms of the things I'd eaten. I eventually rewrote my entries so they were more truly reflective. So, it comes as no surprise that I'm grateful I can taste. How sad it would be if we couldn't taste food. Imagine biting into a delectable feast and tasting....nothing, the disappointment of being tantalized by the smell but then not being able to taste.
They were going down the road tonight towing his car when the other cars stopped suddenly in front of them. As they braked the trailer fishtailed violently before jacknifing and propelling the towed car into a tree. After seeing his life flash before him, he stopped, took a deep breath and thankfully realized that while he was a little shaken, he was okay. The driver was unhurt and there was mercifully minimal damage to the car. So, today, I am overwhelmingly grateful that my son is safe and well. I am thankful for my precious family!
Even though its hard work and stressful at times, I'm really thankful that I'm able to study. There are so many places in the world today where people are just struggling to survive; they don't even have a basic education, never mind being able to study at university level. I learn new concepts all the time. I understand myself better each time I finish a subject (which is kind of cool when you are studying psychology) and each day there is a new challenge and a new perspective. My life is full and rich, stimulating and engaging.
I'm thankful that I understand the purpose of life. I know the answers to lifes most puzzling questions - who am I? Why am I here? What happens when I die? There are so many in the world who can't answer those questions, but I know who I am, I know why I'm here, not just alive, but here in Adelaide in 2010, and I know what happens when I die. Some may suggest this is just a belief, but I passed the belief stage many years ago. I have no doubts, its as real as any other fact I know.
The network is down and everything has ground to a halt. I can email but I can't save anything to any of the network drives, so I can't even really cull my emails at the moment. Its very frustrating. My first introduction to computers was at school when they gave me some large cardboard cards and I was instructed to colour in the dots so that they could be sent off-site to a huge processing plant. Then we progressed to having a huge room on-site. These days my laptop is completely portable. All great until the system goes down.