10 Things of Thankful – 2nd Week of February

It’s that time again to express my 10 Things of Thankful or TTOT

1. So, I did this for another challenge called The Six Sentence Challenge. I thought it fit in the theme of gratitude. You can hop over to read my actual post on my blog. Organ donor, that I am, I am hoping there is something left of me to help somebody else. Right now, I am grateful my organs are serving me well.

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2. Along the same theme, I had a decent report at the doctor this week as far as numbers go. There are some goals, but I like that my doctor listened to me, I mean REALLY listened.

3. I mentioned the 14 Words of Love last time, but I am going to share what I posted that has meant a lot of love backs. It makes me happy when I can do something that sparks thoughts about how to make this world a better place. So here’s the graphic:
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4. Birthday weekend was lovely last weekend with my daughter. She turned 43. We went out to eat a couple of times and spent some good quality time together. I don’t have pictures other than those in my heart.

5. My daughter finished my loom blanket, so now I need to crochet the panels together. I am happy to get it. I will take a picture when it’s completed.

6. Valentine’s Day was sweet to spend with my love. We had a home cooked meal, neither having energy to brave the wild. He’s working long days and we will wait until the weekend to go out.

7. About 3 years ago we were given an ice cream machine and we truly love ice cream about #1 on the favorite things list. I have an awesome recipe which I make using erythritol and stevia since I try to avoid sugar. Here’s the Recipe: Low Carb Dairy Free Ice Cream and I made a batch last night.

8. House Slippers. I was given Uggs for Christmas and they have saved me from falling. That’ a great bit thankful!!

9. Weather has been pleasant and making it easier for me to walk to the mailbox.

10. Convenience Foods. Most of the time I do things from scratch, but lately I have been too busy and I am grateful that there’s about anything you can get in a convenience form.

Those are my 10! How about you?

Would you like to join in? Here’s the LINK to TTOT!!


6 Sentence Story – Milestones

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Shattered, she fell from running to the drawer to retrieve her training pants and cut her nose for stitches, this was the first of many times she was patched up or sewn back together.

Scarred, she found by age 10 that she could ride a bicycle and find great freedom, despite the many falls and tangles, notably, the one her biggest brother had to untangle her from and he knew she had a hero in him.

Falling, became her way from ago 16 through 60 while she found every bump, funny squat, falling under a car even, she knew she had special skills and made the most.
Milestones, one could call them, marked by scars, skin, blood, perseverance, forthrightness and humor, she knew she had many more stones to fall over.

It was the milestones you couldn’t see that really hurt the deepest, the ones where the cuts of emotions quick to the heart and the gut, tangling her up in anxiety and sadness.

Gratefully, she came to realize that no matter what kind of obstacles stood in her way, there would always be the milestones she could rely on and those made all the difference she needed.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, link your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers 🙂

Here’s the LINK


10 Things of Thankful-First Week of February

I have decided to participate in the Ten Things of Thankful (TTOT) challenge. Here are my 10 things I am grateful for in the past week:

1. I received the most amazing gift! As I have pain issues with fibromyalgia and arthritis as well as never being able to get warm in the winter, I had mentioned this to my kindred spirit, soul sister and was so wonderfully surprised to receive a heated blanket. It works like an electric blanket except it’s smaller and you can use it on the couch or chair or on the bed. I love it!
2. Being able to choose foods to eat healthy. This is not something to take for granted.
3. That I have the ability to delete, mute, turn off things that just aggravate me.
4. It’s been very nice weather and I have been able to take short walks.

5. My cold is coming to an end. It’s been a rough week or more and I am grateful that our household is becoming cough free, almost.
6. Reading. I finished a reading of a book that is going to be published soon. It’s not my book, as I read it as a beta reader. I do a lot of beta reading and find it very enjoyable.
7. Water. I hydrate a lot and my go to drink is water. Mother always said it was the only drink to really quinch your thirst. She was right.
8. Poetry is my life line. I am working on a special secret project and it’s been fun.
9. 14  Words For Love project is something I try to participate in every day. You take 14 words to express love. This is any kind of love, not just romantic love. It really helps to stop and write these every day. It is always good to think of love, I think.

10. The Sestina poetry workshop mentioned before had a great turnout and has me thinking of doing more poetry workshops. OK So that’s maybe 3 gratitudes for poetry, but all just a little different.

I will leave this with a poem I wrote recently. It is in response to a daily prompt I find on Twitter on #BardBits

Rocking chair, oh wait for me
I’m in my spring, not winter theme
Go forward, back
Let the runners rock
I’m not yet there
Though I’m quite aware
Let me have more springs, oh please
give me time to fill my needs
Autumn comes and winter falls
There’s still time past menopause


Those are my thankfuls for this past week. What are yours? Would you like to participate? Click on this Link 



The Vessel – 6 Sentence Story

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Gently, she placed the heart in the sterile container.

Carefully, the vessel was transported to the recipient.

Cautiously, surgeons attached the heart to the grateful patient.

Lovingly, caregivers assisted their loved one to regain health.

Joyfully, the recovery was uneventful.

Celebratively, care would forever be taken of the heart.

Welcome to Six Sentence Stories!

Blog Hop Rules:
Write 6 sentences. No more. No less.
Use this week’s prompt word:  VESSEL
Read everyone’s story, share, comment and have fun!

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Elephants – 6 Sentence Story

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It’s absolutely phenomenal the way
elephants can smell water from miles so far

Imagine having an elephant’s trunk
drawing up water, then into the mouth

There are comforting qualities with the trunk
to caress their babies and teach them to soothe

Powerful, mighty, lifting thousands of pounds
these trunks have abilities to greatly astound

To go under water is not a real issue
as elephants have their own built in snorkel

There’s much more to know about elephants trunks and ways
take some time to be amazed

This is my six sentence story as my first entry in the the Six Sentence Story Blog Hop. This weeks cue word was “Trunk” Go check it out HERE