Gratitude List (February 27, 2022) #TToT

I’m late posting a gratitude list this week, but better late than never, so here goes. As usual, I’m joining in with Ten Things of Thankful.

1. I am grateful my seven fellow clients who had COVID, are all symptom-free now.

2. I am grateful the two others stayed negative.

3. I am grateful that, even though I’m not 100% symptom-free yet, I am not very sick with the virus either.

4. I am grateful for more licorice. A staff brought me some salmiac licorice this afternoon. I wouldn’t normally buy it for myself, but I did enjoy it this time.

5. I am grateful for raspberries. The same staff also brought me some of those. I am also grateful for other fruit, such as grapes and bananas.

6. I am grateful I have been able to indeed allow myself some much-needed rest over the weekend.

7. I am grateful I found an essential oil blend with sweet marjoram in it that I actually like. I’d used it in two other blends that I hated, but in both of those, I’d also used Roman chamomile. I don’t normally mind that – it’s not a favorite scent either, but it’s not disgusting -, but the combination was truly terrible.

8. I am grateful my music pillow still works after I got its cord stuck between the caster wheels of my chair. I was a bit scared I might damage my phone if I plugged the cord with possible invisible damage into it, but then I realized it isn’t connected to a power source.

9. I am grateful I didn’t gain any weight while snacking on lots of treats over the past couple of days. In fact, I lost about 0.5kg.

10. I am grateful for green tea. And for staff willing to bring me hot water early in the morning before my one-on-one comes on so that I can make the green tea. I do realize it costs them more time to put on their protective clothing etc., so I try not to request help outside of my assigned one-on-one support, but when I wake up at 7AM, it’s just too hard to wait till 8:30AM.

11. Bonus thankful: I am so intensely grateful to live in the Netherlands. I am not a political blogger and refuse to discuss world news really. Quite honestly, it scares me. However, I am so thankful that I live in a free and safe country.

What are you thankful for?

14 thoughts on “Gratitude List (February 27, 2022) #TToT

    1. Thank you. I really hope so too. And I completely agree about hot tea. I’m normally a coffee drinker, but have really developed an appreciation for green tea now.


    1. Thanks for stopping by. I don’t think it’s weird that you don’t like licorice. I know most people from other countries don’t like our licorice at all. I remember bringing a huge bag of Dutch candy to my Russian host family (when I was there on summer camp back in 2000) and I ended up eating most of it.


    1. I’m doing okay and can probably leave quarantine tomorrow (one day late because symptoms lingered a bit longer than in the best-case scenario). Thanks so much for your concern. I had a pretty good weekend, all things considered.


  1. I am so glad that the Covid was a light case and that you are feeling better.
    Perhaps I might have tasted salmaic licorice sometime during travels and not realized that was what it was called. Since I tend to like sweet rather than salty, I think I only had it once.
    Being able to live in a free and safe country truly is a blessing.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I don’t normally care for salty candy either, but this is an exception. I am indeed blessed to live in a safe and free country.


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