I can no longer remember the name of that little feature - Life Savors? My Favorite Things? I just cannot remember title or author. It was syndicated.
I just loved that feature. In Philly, as I'm sure all over the country in the 40s and 50s, other readers did as I did, and my friends did - we clipped those that touched us most deeply. The little feature was small enough to fit into a photo sleeve in a wallet when clipped. Most of us had several favorites yellowing, antiquing, in our wallets.
Tonight, I need a life-boost. Here are some things I am most especially grateful for...
Hot water from the shower
A warm furry lap kitty, as my friend Micki would call my gray tabby
The fragrance of the damp air even before the rain begins
Delicious sleep when blessed with it
A friend to talk to (by phone, by email, etc.) when most needed
The sight of a deeply angry sky before the storm
Bones that ache, telling me I still have those bones
A bed to sleep in, with my own well-worn dips and lumps
Food, both good for me and bad for me
Songs that make me weep when I hear them on the car radio
Father, thank you for all these blessings, small though some may be, and please, keep on blessing me with more each day.