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Feb 20, 2019 21:04:21

200 things I'm grateful for in 200 words

by @jasonleow | 382 words | 440🔥 | 479💌

Jason Leow

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  1. 200wad - first things first! Without which I wouldn't be writing so much
  2. Macbook - the ultimate work machine 
  3. Internet - the Pandora's Box of all things good (and bad)...thankfully love it more than hate it (yet)
  4. iPhone 7 - closest thing to having Cortana in my Spartan armour. Most important personal item ever.
  5. Air-conditioning - no work is possible without it in such a hot tropical climate
  6. Warm climate - I'm definitely a summer person
  7. Clean air - many major cities have poor air quality, smog and haze. None here, thankfully
  8. Zero power outage - really! With a flick of the switch, you have all the comforts of modernity available to you. Grateful.
  9. Clean drinkable water off the tap - many walk miles for water. To have it out of the tap is almost magic.
  10. Roof over my head - a lovely comfortable home is bliss at the end of the day.
  11. Leisure time - many people around the world have no leisure time, because every waking moment is for survival. I'm lucky and grateful for this.
  12. Full stomach - I just had dinner, something not everyone can have on a daily basis
  13. Ice cream - my first love was ice cream!
  14. Good health - I'm writing this with no pain in body and no major ailment. It wasn't always so for me, so this is contentedness.
  15. Wealth - I'm not rich by local standards but I have enough. And enough is hard to come by already.
  16. My family - the bedrock by which I persist and persevere in this world
  17. My wife - soulmate, friend, partner in crime in this life and next
  18. A job - I'm lucky to get paid well to do public good, in my consulting work with government
  19. Sleep - I get to sleep relatively soundly through the night, without fear for my safety nor disturbances
  20. Comfortable bed - we spend so much of our lives in bed...does it make sense to spend that much time in an uncomfortable one? 

And without these 20 foundational things, none of the other 180 important possessions (and hundreds more less important possessions) would be possible.

So there ya go - 200 things I'm grateful for.

Did you really think I was gonna bore you with a laundry list of 200 things!? That was just click bait, because it sounds nicer to say "200 for 200", no? I just wanted to complete my 200 words for the day. 😝

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    @jasonleow and so now you can slowly trickle out the other 180 items, maybe two or three at a time which gives you anywhere from 60 to 90 more days worth of content ;-)>

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Feb 21, 2019 16:51:51
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      @jasonleow @Rawhead hihihi... yes!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 21, 2019 23:44:51
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      @Rawhead good idea!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Feb 22, 2019 12:19:55
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    @jasonleow hhaha...YOU GOT ME!!! I was 100% SURE that I would see the list of 200!!!

    THANK YOU FOR THAT LIST! i am grateful for the same things (apart from consulting for the government and living in the warm country! I wish only for the latter:)
    and yet it is so easy to start taking these for granted!
    (another idea for 200WaD [apart from the poor, a bit estranged at the moment Couch] - it seems we do express quite a lot gratitude here, so maybe a "gratitude/blessing/joy of the heart wall/of gems..." @basilsamel? hihihihi!)

    Im so grateful to you for opportunity of really "talking" here, really sharing and exchanging!!!
    I think this was one of the most important reasons the idea of Couch for Words burst in my head. (The other being the pulsating with life and love Fresh Source of Words here)

    And , for fucks sake, Im in complete panic!!! I was a bit off for two days, and i missed 2 of your posts, and probably about 150 others... And i might never catch up... Merde!

    Love you <3

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 21, 2019 11:40:11
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      @lucjah cool glad you liked the list. A gratitude wall sounds like a great idea to counter the amount of toxicity on the internet.

      And lol your effervescence is contagious! I can literally feel your energy through your words. Do you talk like that in real life too? Btw, grateful for our exchanges too ?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Feb 21, 2019 18:58:50
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      @jasonleow @lucjah love that idea! :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Feb 21, 2019 18:17:36
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      @jasonleow @basilesamel I love that you love that idea <3 (I also LOL)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 21, 2019 23:46:11
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    @jasonleow I love that list! Especially the comfortable bed. I'm grateful for that as well.

    Yaki avatar Yaki | Feb 21, 2019 01:02:40
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      @yaki thank you glad you liked the list. Yes, beds! Probably the most under-rated daily technology we use for quality of life

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Feb 21, 2019 18:54:42
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    @jasonleow Glad to see you finally found something to write about.....

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 20, 2019 08:08:51
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      @jasonleow @brandonwilson hihihi...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Feb 21, 2019 11:40:36
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      @brandonwilson oh hahah did I? I thought I was still cheating my slump with this post ?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Feb 21, 2019 18:52:04
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