Saturday, February 14, 2009

Feb. 14 Gratitude: My Wife

On Valentine's Day what I am most grateful for is my wife, Sarah. She's been my companion, my confidant, my partner, my trusted adviser, and the skillful mother of my two now adult children.
She's influenced my life in so many ways that I simply cannot imagine what my life might otherwise have been like had I not met her in the fall of 1970.

But I did meet her. My life became entwined with hers, and I'm very grateful for that.


Sarah Lulu said...

What a lovely sentiment to put into the world.

Gives me hope.

Much love to both you and your wife.

Sarah Lulu xx

Delwyn said...

Your wife must be a very lovely lady. Does she have the same interests and pursuits as you Dan?

I think I did my 'gratitude threes' this am...I am all out of kilter, ah well I'll just do three more to build on the mood:

For fresh barramundi fish that I am about to cook for dinner from the market
For the 2 great paddles I had today
and For my camera and the fun I am having with it.

Mr. Kinder said...

Sarah Lulu, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I am very glad if it inspires hope. Hope's something we all need!

Mr. Kinder said...

Delwyn, TWO paddles? I guess that's the benefit of living on the water. I'm grateful if I get two paddles in a summer's week, and two paddles in a season if it's winter.

Mr. Kinder said...

Do my wife and I share the same interests? I suppose if you drew a Venn diagram of our interests there wouldn't be much overlap at all.

But if you did a Venn diagram of our values there would be almost 100% overlap.

Alden said...

I am almost serendipitiously in line with Delwyn here - I am grateful for all the water very close by to where I live, the great paddle I had on Saturday circumnavigating a local island and my little camera - which is marvellous and so easy to use. I can't imagine going back to something the size of my old, trusty and much loved 35mm Canon which weighs in at about 400 tons!
And here is a piece of prophetic gratitude - one day I will be grateful for a nice new waterproof camera because with the amount of time I spend on the water kayaking and sailing I can see a big wet wave coming.

Mr. Kinder said...

Hi, Alden,

You guys are so fortunate to live so near the water. I'm about a half hour's drive to the Pacific. But I wouldn't want to live much closer because the coast is so often shrouded in a cold, thick fog. Where I live is downright sunny by comparison, especially in the summer.

I sure enjoyed your post about paddling. More! More!

Katherine said...

Lovely post. Thanks for your enthusiasm and positive outlook.