Sunday, March 10, 2013

What Am I Grateful For This Week ...

It's very easy for us to take things and people for granted.  We take our parents for granted ... we take our spouse for granted ... we take the roof over our head for granted or even the clothes we wear for granted.  Yes, you'd think it sounds silly to even think that we take the ants for granted.

Talk about ants ... I have been at war with them for the past months.  They were everywhere in my home ... crawling over things that weren't even food or food that weren't even sweet!  Well as far as I know mineral water is not sweet ... right? Or am I wrong?

Since spraying insecticides didn't get rid of them, I found out over the internet that baby talcum powder can work to get rid of these pesky ants without causing any toxic effects on humans.  Indeed it work ... "I see dead ants!"  But these ants are smart ... I mean the new scouts sent out to comb for new trails in my house.  I had to dust the talcum everywhere that my house smells like a baby!  Thankfully, I believe I have won this war!  There are still some crawling around but there's just no chances given to them to return to their nest or their Queen ... I see I squash!

Irritating they may be but ants are an important component of our ecosystem for many reasons, one of which most people might fail to realise.  Ants serve a role in preventing the spread of diseases especially botulism by eating carrion.  Let's also not forget that they form part of a food chain so that we may have food to put on our table ... think about it.

There are so many things we can be thankful for each day ... small little things that we may think to be too insignificant but we should be.  What are you thankful for?

1.  I am thankful I have somewhat deterred the ants in my home but of course, I wouldn't want their total annihilation.

2.  I am thankful that I will be reaching the half century mark of my life this year and I am thankful that I will have the chance to celebrate it with a bunch of sexy 50-year-old girlfriends from school ... our plans for our big bash is in progress as I made this entry.

3.  I am thankful for being where I am today ... I've never imagine myself settling comfortably into an early retirement eventhough I'd always wished for it!

4.  I am thankful that my diabetic is under control ... my blood sugar may spike frequently but knowing why it happens and how to manage it gives me relieve and makes me happy and satisfied.

5.  I am thankful that I am still able-bodied for a host of healthy activities ... some days I run, some days I cycle, some days I power-walk and some days I work the stairs.  If I'm not into any of these, some days I am thankful I can be a couch potato!

Let me share with you that there have been studies that showed being thankful, even if you are just pretending, can raise the levels of serotonin and dopamine.  These are usually referred to as 'feel good' chemical that are associated with pleasure and contentment.  So live as if you are thankful for everything and let the real thing come to you!

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