Ten Things of Thankful – April 12

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It’s time to reflect on the TTOT gratitudes of the week. I have several gratitudes and will do my best to share.

1. April 15 is 2 days away!!

2. It’s raining. I live in North Carolina, which seems to be the pollen capital of the world. I am grateful for the rain to wash the pollen off the car and clean up the area. Realistically, it’s just going to be more to come, but allow me this bit of joy.

3. Trying new things. I was invited to a virtual art workshop this week and was able to get in three days of the five. In those days I created some artsy pieces. We just took 30 minutes, starting with breath work and then focusing on our individual intentions for the day. It was in the morning, so I was able to start off my day on the right foot. Here’s the link to the website of the leader. I find her emails to be very nice. My intention is to make this a daily practice.

4. National Poetry Month. I have been successful with getting my one poem per day accomplished. Here’s my most recent one: Views of Nature

5. Six Sentence Story has been a fun trial and I am grateful that I am able to keep up with this one on a weekly basis. Here’s the last one I posted. No Contest
6. I lost 2# this week. This is really working!

7. Yesterday, I interviewed a fellow poet. It has been years since I have done anything like that. It went very well as we had a relaxed, conversational tone. Once the video is ready, I will share.

8. Friendships. I have many people I call my friends. Many are nowhere near my location, but I have kept up with them, sometimes for as long as Junior High. How I wish that I could reach out more than I do when I know a friend is in need. There’s something about presence that helps. It’s not always possible, so I reach out as I can and sometimes send a card or gift to let them know they are cared about. I’m often left with feeling like I don’t do enough. This didn’t mean to come across as sad. I am mainly stating that I am grateful for friendships and friends who become family.

9. Birthdays. One of my brothers turned 71 this past week. How is that for one big happy?!!

10. Writing community. It seems that my writing community is growing. I am most grateful as I find that having others sharing in this makes my days much nicer.

What’s happening with your week? Please come share on TTOT!



15 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful – April 12”

  1. Happy birthday to your brother!
    There is something about presence that helps friendships. That’s not to diminish the value of long-distance or online friendships, but I think that we need in-person interactions, too.

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  2. A great list! I didn’t know it was national poetry month. Congrats on writing a poem each day! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the Six Sentence Story hop. It’s been a pleasure reading your 6’s 🙂

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  3. I love your Views of Nature poem!
    If I keep reading your posts, I may get back to writing poetry again, or at least my version of it. 🙂
    There is value in trying new things and in expanding one’s understanding of the world in which we live.
    At the rate we have been deluged by rain, our streams and rivers much be filled with pollen. 🙂

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  4. the pollen (up here in southern New England we call it ‘the yellow wind’) has yet to arrive. We live amidst pine trees, no slouches in the pollen-production category of trees and such.
    the online community is, indeed, a remarkable thing.
    back a while ago it was brought home to me how very much ‘real’ online friendships can be when, in a comment, I wrote, “Remember the time when your youngest started first grade…”
    Have a great week.

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    1. Ain’t it the truth, Clark? Some of the people in life I feel closest to are ones I met through the TToT. We all had a hoot during our long stint as co-hosts, didn’t we?

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