As I've mentioned, we really like our current rental house. A bit of a step up from our previous townhouse built in about the 1840s. It's just lacking the "location, location, location" bit. But there's apparently nothing to make you grateful like giving it up:
Wow, I'm going to miss my car being right out my front door. (You have to walk some stairs up to a parking pad in the new place.)
Aren't those "30 second" and "auto defrost" buttons on the microwave so convenient?
Man, this water heater is so great, always hot...I really hope I don't have to miss that too much.
White frame windows,
High ceiling in the master bath,
Coat closet at the entry,
Big stainless steel refrigerator,
Auto ice maker in the freezer...
It makes me realize I must not appreciate the good on an everyday level enough. I definitely jump to the "Wouldn't it be nice if we had..." too often. It reminds me of this zinger quotation from one of my favorite people on the planet:
A grateful person is rich in contentment. An ungrateful person suffers in the poverty of endless discontentment.
So, I'm grateful for what we've had here. I'm grateful for doors opening up for us to be in this new place. And I'll continue to work on the grateful thing.