Thursday 24 May 2012

Reasons to be Cheerful - Week 21

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

Happy Thursday!  Is it sunny where you are?  I do hope so, this nice weather is making me super cheerful.

Random one for you this week.  I was walking the kids to school the other day and JJ started to talk to me about cars.  As we passed a BMW, he asked me if they were posh and could he have one when he was older.  This got me thinking about cars and having written a post about the Volvo V60 the day before it felt very pertinent. I got my first car in 1996 when I was 24, it was a brand new Ford Fiesta, bright cherry red and the base model, no electric locks, body coloured bumpers or anything but I loved it. 

A love of fiestas grew from there and then in 1998 I upgraded to a black sporty new fiesta in the newer shape and then again I moved to the newer shape with a navy fiesta in 2002 and a pale metallic blue one in 2004.  You get the picture I liked them, lol.  Then those twinnies came along in 2007 and fiestas did not cut the mustard anymore. We moved over to our trusty nearly-new Toyota Corolla Verso, it is now 6 years old and that is the oldest car I have ever had and I am so grateful for it.

I am thankful that -
  • I have a reliable car that takes me to see my super family and poorly Nan
  • I do not have to take over an hour on the bus to get to work, I can be there in 15 minutes
  • we can fit all the kids and luggage in our car and head off for lovely family holidays, like our review trip to Sand le Mere, which I am so looking forward to
  • that I can have 10 minutes alone and chill with some good Christian music.  My car is my thinking and praying place very often
But more than anything else I am grateful that I am grateful.  In years gone by I would have yearned for a nice shiny new car with all the gadgets and now I don't care.  I have grown up, I have a vehicle that works and does what it needs to, it is comfortable and reliable and that is enough for me.

What is making you grateful this week?  Dig deep and even in our darkest moments there are glimmers of light that we just have to say 'Thank you God'.

If you are new to Reasons to be Cheerful then take a look here for some background information.  Write a cheery post, link it up, add the blog hop code to your post if you fancy and tweet with the #R2BC hashtag.

I'll come and visit you all this weekend and comment.  Sorry I did not make it round last week, there was just too much going on with my visit to see my Nan.

love to all, Mich xx

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