I am grateful for the luxuries all around me.
Everyone I know is grateful for the luxuries all around them.
Everyone I don’t even know, all over the planet is grateful for all the luxuries all around them.
I have luxuries that I don’t even think about until they are interrupted.
One of these is heat.
The heating went out during a very cold spell.
Between Wednesday and Sunday, we were unable to have it repaired.
We were reminded of the luxury of having neighbors who loaned us a space heater.
We were reminded of the luxury of having quilts made by relatives who knew how to do that.
We were reminded of the luxury of being able to bake, which heated the kitchen, and to have good meals.
We were reminded of the luxury of layers of clothing.
We were reminded of the luxury to go other places to keep working - back to work, libraries, and internet cafes.
We discovered that it takes a lot of energy to stay warm; we just felt like hibernating.
With the heat back on, we are enjoying the luxury of not having to think about it and just doing what we need and want to do.
An incredible luxury.
© 2014 Kathryn Hardage