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I'm Grateful for where I live…
First, we live in our own single-family home on acreage, with the nearest neighbor ¼ mile away. While I can see one roof, I never look out my window into someone else’s home. Land to the north and south of us is State Forest. To the east and west it’s neighbor’s trees and meadows.
We have no restrictions on how many or what kind of critters can reside here with us. I could have 14 dogs if I wanted. (No, we only have 2 dogs and one elderly horse at the moment.)
If we want to paint the house hot pink, we can. If we want to remodel the bathrooms, or build an addition, we can. And we don’t have to ask permission or buy a permit. I read about the restrictions and the outlandish permit fees that others live with and think “We are so fortunate.”
While many would shudder at our dirt roads, our lack of cell service and high-speed Internet, and the absence of any good restaurants or shopping venues within 40 miles, I do love where I live.
I’m grateful for what we don’t have.
Part of why I love it is the absence of a few other, far less desirable ... more
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