OT - Thankful Thursday
Happy Friday Eve, STalkers! It's a balmy 51 degrees outside, a nice breeze, and some clouds (rain coming in). IOW, it's shorts and flip-flop weather! Yes, yes, I'm a Finn who has shards of ice running through her veins. I'm in a quirky mood, so... Naturally, I am thankful for the basics in life: home, job, clothes, food, car, health, etc. Today I want to express my thanks for the atypical.
I am thankful for:
Raspy throat issues. No, I'm not sick. But sometimes when I'm stressed (today), my vocal chords tighten up and I sound like Lauren Bacall after she smoked 50 packs of smokes. It doesn't hurt, but my boss just gave me the day off from Zooms. Feels like I pulled the Molasses Swamp card in Candyland on my first draw! *yahoo*
Good listening skills. Especially when my friends are concerned about me. I may not like what they have to say and I may disagree with them. But when multiple people tell me the same thing, I have to consider that *I* am missing something key and I need to sit my arse down and face the facts; pleasant or not.
Crappy and/or toxic friends. Yes, they are all FORMER friends, but I am extremely thankful for every single one. They have taught me what kind of friend I do NOT want to be and I'm grateful for the lessons - even those which were painful.
Ability to retain colors in my head. "Whut, Aniki? Like red, blue, etc? DUH." Actually, it's more being able to "see" colors in my head, go to the store and find something to match. Like seeing a sweater and KNOWING that shade of green is identical to the green skirt I have and taking it home to find it's a perfect match. Freaks my sister out. We were shopping for paint and I kept telling her the colors she wanted were too peach/orange. She grabbed those paint samples anyway. I concentrated on tan/light yellow. Sure enough, her samples clash horribly and mine were spot on. *dirol*
Having bat ears. No, my ears don't look like bat ears, but I have sensitive and keen hearing. I could hear a sporadic dripping sound no one else could hear (SS18 has damn good hearing). Turns out we have a teeny leak in the attic around the vent pipe. Even the handyman couldn't hear it when standing 5 feet away!
What are some atypical things for which you are thankful?