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Ten Things of Thankful – June 11 2021

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Happy Friday and TTOT day! Let’ do this!

  1. Parades to celebrate freedoms
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2. Dancing without judgment

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3. Togetherness with family and friends.

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4. Humor

5. Music

6. Hope

Hope in a Box

7. Help.

the Trevor Project

8. Happiness

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9. Acceptance

GLAAD

10. You – What are your thankfuls?

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Ten Things of Thankful – June 4 2021

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Good Morning and happy Friday and happy June!! Let’s get started.

  1. I like this sky picture because it is beautiful with the various colors and designs, just like people, we are all different, but look whatever a majestic presence we represent. I am thankful for this and that all people have a place in the grand scheme of things.
  2. I like the rain, despite it cutting into play time at the pool, it is watering the many gardens of life and while it’s coming down, we can take the time to do other things and be creative.
  3. It’s June, which – like the last couple of months – is getting a new name “Majun” I am wondering if the rest of the year will be like this. I do like cooler weather, so I won’t complain.
  4. Berries – they are sweeter and I love it!
  5. I am in this book which is from the Triangle Association of Freelancers. It’s essays and poetry about books which have made a difference in our lives. I am happy to be among those accepted for this book.

6. It is First Friday and it is usually when the artists and musicians and foodies celebrate in and outdoors in Raleigh and many of the venues for art are free to enjoy. We have gone several times and particularly enjoy the variety of art and seeing artists in their studios. If the weather is decent, you will likely see dancing in the streets by performing groups, perhaps a drum formation and whatever is ever whatever on the agenda.

7. I have been doing some videos with David Martin, Founder and Chief Editor of Fine Lines. These are fun to do and I always learn something new. Summer Camp is coming up, too. Here’s the last video we did about journaling:

8. Summer Camp is coming soon! I hope to see you there.

9. I saved the best for last: Daughter appears to be moving a little bit better. Baby steps, but I think that PT is helping. It’s a slow process, but eventually she will be back to her old, feisty self.

10. YOU! What’s up with your life? I saw some geese and their babies walking alongside the road the other day and they were adorable. How can we not smile at nature’s new offspring! Please do share your thankfuls.

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Ten Things of Thankful – May 28 2021

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TGIF and time to reflect on those who aren’t here to say TGIF… As we embark on Memorial Day Weekend it’s time to think about being thankful for those who gave their all. There is always a debate about remembering those who give all now but are living and those who lost their lives because of giving all for their country. I am going to focus on being mindful of this as I do this post, so let’s just see how it goes.

  1. Technology which helps save lives.
  2. Toes in the sand and mindfulness that boots have also walk these sands.
  3. Time does not stop and when it does there is a soul.
  4. Taxes to pay so that others can be of service.
  5. The taste of things that might not be possible with different circumstances.
  6. Tanks that are full.
  7. Talking freely because of the fight for the right.
  8. Thanksgiving is no longer about injustice.
  9. Last, but not least – those who gave all.
  10. YOU – let’s hear your thankfuls. Edgar wants to hear them, too.
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Ten Things of Thankful – May 21 2021

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Good Morning! Happy TTOT! Let’s hop to it!

  1. I am going to get to go to the Creative Writing Summer Camp. Perhaps you would like to go, too.

2. Tax season is over.

3. Kay Doiron, my cover artist and great niece finished the book cover art for my next personal book of poetry. This was just in time for the upcoming birth of her baby, to be determined by God’s own plan. I am so thankful when Kay does the art work. She always “gets” what I am looking for.

4. We had a nice turnout for the Book Launch party. I did not record it, but we had a great time.

That’s the book:

5. It’s been a different kind of week in that I am doing more art than usual. That is always a positive.

6. Daughter is going to PT and comes home sore, so it must be doing some good.

7. Did you know that when you ask for a blessing, you open a window and it may take a whole door to take in all the goodness. Yeah…I have to remember that. And I am grateful to have to open my door.

8. I had a first meeting with an awesome coach and now I have an idea to develop. It’s like it’s always been there and I have done some things about it, but I am gaining clarity. I started by writing something and submitting it and it was accepted. I have another writing project to work on along the same lines. #7 is the result of seek and you will find.

9. The pool is supposed to open next week and the temps are going up, so maybe, just maybe MarPril is moving on and allowing PrilAyUne to come along.

10. Welcome to the path where you can lead the way. You are never alone when you share with others. What are you thankful for? The kitty wants to know.

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Ten Things of Thankful – May 14 2021

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Good Morning and Happy TTOT! Let’s Hop to It!

  1. You know it’s bound to happen that when a book you have worked so hard on is released, so I am just going to say it! The collaboration between LaVan Robinson and I has been published! And we are even having a virtual book launch party on Sunday at 6 ET. Link Here with Info
  2. The painting you see on my images is the original book cover painting buy technicalities and all make it now a painting I will use like this. I am sure it will have a place in our home. And I had fun working on it with a different medium.
  3. But it’s not all about the bizness… Daughter is getting help for a pinched nerve. I am grateful they figured it out and can treat it.
  4. Tax season Part 1 is coming to an end after next Monday. There’s always work to be done otherwise known as extensions and tax planning.
  5. I really do think that March, April, and May traded clothes and we are in a mix of MarPril… The upside is that it is cool out which is energetic for me.
  6. So many people will be getting to see each other again, after a longer than year time of separation and we were able to enjoy that last weekend. Mama looked at us and said “Give me a hug.” I was happy to do so. We didn’t go out, just stayed in her nice apartment, which we had not seen, and visited over some takeout we brought.
  7. Safe travels and actually venturing out past our nose on Saturday last. And right before the gas shortage hit home. Whew!
  8. Thankful to have enough gas to get to and from important things. And the ability to conserve.
  9. Groceries and unbusy stores and pleasant interactions with the staff at the store make for a pleasant adventure. I am grateful for the steadfastness of workers on the front lines, including grocery store staff.
  10. YOU! Say what? Yes, that’s what or who! I am grateful you and leaving this space to ask for your thankfuls. Tika wants to know too!
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