Thanks to Mandie of Mandie Talks Avenue blog for calling me out to partake in the 30 Days of Thankfulness posts. But looking at the list, I don’t have enough to write on each item so I’ve decided to divide them into three list posts about the people and things I’m thankful for this year. So here it goes:
My mother. I don’t know where I’d be without her. Her constant prayers, love, care and support are what keeps me on my feet. She believes in me the most during moments I’ve lost faith in myself. God bless you, mummy.
My pets-my dog (which I affectionately call Kweku; p.s. I didn’t name him, my brother did); his puppies (named Lulu and Lala by my sister; which is funny because they are both male) and my two cats (I call them Mr. Brown because it has some brown fur and Mr. White because it is mostly white). They can get on my nerves sometimes but they are cute and sweet. They are my companions when I spend long hours in the kitchen. When I’ve no one to talk to, they are always there to listen. Except the time that Kweku got up and went to lie down somewhere else when I started singing some song. I was so hurt. Was my voice that bad? If I don’t like to sing in public, it’s because of Kweku lol 😁.
3. Cozy Place
I’d say it’d be my bedroom. I’m so thankful for a room and a bed that I don’t have to share with anyone else. It is my sanctuary, my writing office, my crying hideaway and my personal space.
4. Favorite Snack:
Roasted plantain with groundnuts and Sobolo drink as stated in my favorite delicacies post. It is one of the few local snacks one can enjoy without having to suffer any ‘social disdain.’
I’d say church; not necessarily my local church. Any Bible-believing, Holy Ghost filled church would be my got-to place any day, any time.
6. Pair of shoes
I’m not that crazy about shoes. But I love the two pairs of flat African print shoes my little sister got me from school. They are lovely and they make my feet look beautiful. Thanks, sweetie!😘😘
I love the scent of wet soil. It has this rich smell, one I can’t describe. I also find the smell of fuel interesting. I wonder why.
I hardly eat out so I don’t have any fond memories of a restaurant. When I do find one God willing, I’ll definitely share with you.
I’m very thankful to God for urging me to create Joseyphina’s World. I’ve learnt a lot and I’ve come to discover many amazing people across the globe via this platform. It’s one of the many blessings I can never thank God enough for.🙌
10. Time of Day
I can’t pick out a particular time that I’m most thankful for. I love the mornings because I’m grateful to wake up to another beautiful day; I love the afternoons because of how bright the sun makes everything look and I love the evenings because of how the atmosphere grows quiet and serene and lets me write in peace. So I’m thankful for every second, every minute of every day!
Thanks for reading. I’m sure there are tons of things you’re thankful for as well. Why not join the challenge? You can choose to write a post per each item. I’d love to read it. I’ll post the second batch soon.
Enjoy your weekend.
© Josephine Amoako 2016