Gratitude Spiral: Day 316

Today, I’m grateful for the GrandPad we got for my mother.

She’s never been a fan of technology. Although she owns a cell phone, it’s a flip phone, and she wants nothing to do with a smartphone. A few years ago we bought her a laptop and tried the whole email/ social media thing with her, but it didn’t last. Her memory seems to be failing and it was all too complicated. But her new GrandPad allows us to video chat with her and gives her a few games she can play on it, without making it too complicated for her. And for that, she & I are both thankful. 🙂

What are you grateful for today?

Gratitude Spiral: Day 90

Today, I’m grateful for my memory.

Memory is a tricky thing. Two people can remember the same event in two very distinct ways. Who’s to say whose memory is more accurate? Sometimes it’s hard to trust one’s own memory.

My mother struggles with hers. The doctor says it’s cognitive impairment and will get worse. I’m not wholly convinced. Maybe she’s just tired of trusting it. In any case, I’m thankful for my own memory and for the gift that it is each day.

What are you grateful for today?