First and foremost, the relationship I have with my best friend and lover, my husband. We are so totally in sync, it makes up for my unhappy and lonely twenties.
Second, my health. I can still do everything I need and want to be doing. I see so many people who can barely manage to get around. And I need few medications.
Third, our financial situation is comfortable. Our house and our cars are paid off, and no other big loans. We are able to travel once a year, in the states or abroad.
Fourth, we have a wonderful home in a quiet neighborhood (as a neighbor runs a nosy device) overlooking a beautiful lake. Our dream home. And it’s all ours.
Fifth, our families. Although we don’t get to see them often, we have a close relationship with my sister and her sons, and Greg’s brothers and their families. My sister and I have long phone talks once a month. And there’s email.
Two wonderful circles of friends.
Friendly neighbors who help each out when necessary.
My cat companion, whom I rescued after she was dropped off by the side of the road.
Any finally, a working computer.