Monday, November 1, 2010

Gratitude Monday - My Own Steam

Me and my Focus at Twin Lakes last spring.
If I need to go to a store, I can.
If I wish to go out looking for pictures, I do so.
If I want to go for a drive, then I go for a drive.
The first two can be accomplished in several different ways, but they are easiest done with a car and a driver's license.
The third one requires access to a vehicle and the aforementioned license unless I can rook someone into being a chauffeur.
It's easier to do it myself and I am grateful for the simple pleasure of driving a car that I own.

21 comments:

carla said...

and it is NaNoWriMo monday too.

Im a little uncertain I have the time.
instead choooosing to be grateful I will MAKE the time.

the Bag Lady said...

There are so many things we take for granted - thanks for the reminder that we should be grateful for everything!
(WV - ablei)

Leah J. Utas said...

Carla, Happy NaNoing.

dfBagLady, my pleasure. Driving's a simple thing that we don't even think about.
Cool WV.

Laurita said...

I know quite a few people without a car or driver's licence. It makes me appreciate even more the freedom of being able to go whenever I want. This is a very good gratitude.

Ron Scheer said...

Have to share a car ever since my 1988 Accord got totaled by a delivery truck in the Costco parking lot. Not the same thing as having your own wheels...

Dawn said...

I have never thought about this!!!! Funny...but I take hopping into my vehicle a spinning away for granted! I guess I shouldn't...I usually am in it at least several hours a day driving children around!!
Thank you for the reminder to have a little gratitude for my license and set of wheels:)
Have a wonderful new week Leah!

Leah J. Utas said...

Laurita, thanks. Sometimes I have to stop and think about the obvious.

Ron sorry to hear about your Accord. Hope everything gets sorted out.

Dawn, thanks. We take so much for granted yet everything in its own way is a gift and a privilege.

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for this simple reminder to be grateful!

Leah J. Utas said...

My pleasure, Bossy Betty.

Hilary said...

I'm one of those without the license and vehicle so I'm grateful for a good bus system and two working legs.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, I used to live in a city before I drove and I got around on the bus. It never occurred to me back then I should be grateful for it, but you've reminded me. Thanks.

Tabor said...

Yes, my independent spirit insists I have access to my own transport. It does not have to be pretty but it does have to be reliable.

Leah J. Utas said...

Tabor, as long as it gets the job done.

Reb said...

Well, I am grateful to have transit in the city, but having the independence to go where and when you want is something I look forward to having again someday. I miss my car.

Leah J. Utas said...

I know you'll have it again, Reb.

messymimi said...

Also grateful that right now we can afford the gas.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Messymimi, that's a definite consideration.

Dawn said...

As the other Dawn said, we simply take it for granted. Thanks for reminding me to be grateful for my somewhat shabby, old, but oh so reliable, car.

Leah J. Utas said...

You're welcome, Dawn.

CherylK said...

I am very grateful for my car...it's old and has a gazillion miles on it but it gets me from point A to point B.

That's a good picture, by the way!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Cheryl. As long as it works.