Ten Things of Thankful – October 1 2021

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Is it really October? WOW! This year is flying by. I hope it brings happy bats and boos of the friendly kind. So, what to be thankful for? Well, I may have a thing or two. See if you can conjure up some of your own and share.

  1. Thankful for Dyanne for providing us the codes and keeping us going, showing us off so others can be mindful of an attitude of gratitude.
  2. Speaking of an attitude of gratitude. There has been talk in the interwebs about toxic positivity. I just want to say the this TTOT deal is not about that. I can only speak for myself, but the difference is that with toxic positivity people are led to believe that they must always be positive or happy or something must be wrong with them. I am here to tell you that if that is the case, this is not me. I believe is expressing emotions in a healthy as possible way, all emotions so they don’t tear us apart. I have the wounds from the belief that I must always put on that smile and I do not support such beliefs. It is a shame based way of thinking. That’s my two cents worth and I am grateful I no longer live with that kind of mindset. Here is a link to explain Toxic Positivity.
  3. I am grateful that my Garden of Neuro Sisters and I have completed submissions to the upcoming anthology of poetry and art. I will sure be linking it when it is published.
  4. Daughter is now in aqua therapy and session one went well. We speak with the orthodpedist today.
  5. Tax season has 14 more days.
  6. It is so nice outside. This is my kind of season.
  7. Now that I have been doing some dietary elimination to try to detect the cause of some medical issues, I am finding that something I like is not agreeing with me. Maybe it is time to make another decision. And it is not coffee which actually benefits me. The thankful is that I can make choices to feel better. And sometimes those choices are to feel just okay so I can have something I like.
  8. Pumpkin everything.
  9. Tiny house on free tv. It makes my glooms lift. No. I won’t live in one. Yes. I would stay in one for a vacation, but I will not climb into a loft. I need my bed on the ground floor. And toilets that flush into the sewer.
  10. YOU – here their Pumpkin! What’s your thankful?
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5 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful – October 1 2021”

  1. Love the All Things Pumpkin, of course.
    I never heard of toxic positivity –
    Never thought of living in a “tiny” house – but it might be a great idea for my cats to have their privacy and time alone without adult supervision. Seriously, I could not even make my art in such a tiny space – might be a nice guest retreat for an overnight stay?


  2. Lisa, thank you for the link Toxic Positivity. With all the stresses that many have felt and are continuing to feel, I have seen an increase in discussions, articles, etc. about the need for more openness about how one is feeling emotionally and why this is important to do so. I think it is a learning process for everyone involved.
    #7 I hope you are able to get some answers. It can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating path to walk, at times for the doctors as well as the patients it seems.
    #9 We have been inside a few of those tiny houses, and our reactions were similar to yours. Yep, no climbing into a loft, and where would we put all the paraphernalia one ends up with as one advances in years?
    Love your pumpkin man photo!


  3. It’s good to be grateful and positive, but not to the point of refusing to see reality because there are bad things.

    Excellent list, i hope you find what makes you not feel so great and can modify it or your diet to deal with it.


  4. Toxic Positivity? At the TToT? I think not!
    One word: Hypo-grat. Acceptable, if not encouraged by the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) as acceptable for a TToT list. Hypograts allow us the latitude to write posts about real life.
    #1? hear, hear


  5. Thank you so much for the shout out, Lisa! I’m an underachieving host, so I am grateful for the rest of you for being there every week! And I agree with Mimi about being grateful and positive but still being realistic about bad things. Hoping your health problems get squared away soon, and I’m with you AND Pat about a tiny house!


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