Ten Things of Thankful – April 17 2020

WordItOut-word-cloud-4158489 I found this WordItOut app and it was fun to create. I plugged in the words and it created this mix which I used for a poetry prompt.

Good Morning on this second day after tax day, but who’s sweating? Since tax day has changed to July 15 this year, it’s not quite the same. My favorite accountant said that in all the years he has been a CPA he has never seen this happen. We celebrate anyway as it’s always great to celebrate moments in our lives. And create our own kind of celebrative reasons. So, that is a #1 for thankfuls this week. #2 is that there have been opportunities to help with tax season. #3 is that it is lovely springlike (if not autumn) weather and walks are possible. #4 is that daughter is back to work-being very cautious with masking and gloves-and she is happy. #5 is that this is National Poetry Month and yours truly has been able to post prompts on this blog every day and a poem to the prompt. #6 is that despite chills and acheyness and a slight cough I believe I am only affected by my own usual ailments and not the one of which I will not speak. #7 is that my friend who is visually impaired has found a treatment which is helping with dry eyes and other benefits, hoping it sticks. #8 my other friend has been feeling much better in the migraine and depression departments. #9 grocery stores have senior hours for which I qualify. #10 is YOU and while you are here, how about stopping by. And you can go to the link in the blue box and join us. You don’t have to have ten, that’s for sure and for certain.

Have a Great Week and Remember that a smile is just behind your dearest memories.

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Ten Things of Thankful – December 27

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Santa has put down his/her hat and now is the time to pick it up and think about all the ways we are grateful and ways we can bring gratitude to the lives of others. Isn’t that what Santa does? Here are the Top 10 Hits of 2019!

1. Trips – we were able to travel to New Bern in the spring, Charlotte in the Summer, to Winston Salem, and to Mount Airy. Also we were able to visit local places such as the art museum and arboretum.

2. Handiwork – I discovered I have not lost my skills with crochet and watercolor. Sometimes I get caught up with other things and think I have lost talents. I also discovered some new skills, which I am working on improving.

3. Writing – I have been working on a lot of projects and my book is being reviewed by a publisher.

4. Gratitude – I am grateful for this weekly practice of thinking about the things for which I am grateful. It helps me to turn challenges around.

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5. Daughter visits – these are always fun and I look forward to the weekends she comes and going on vacation too.

6. People who reach out and help. We have had several times in this past year when others have helped get daughter to events and helped me with rides, as well.

7. Poetry – this is my first love, my first language, and it has been a very productive year.

8. Friends who are like family and family who are like friends.

9. Prayers answered – I have seen a lot of situations where prayer brought answers.

10. YOU! What about you? What are your thankfuls? Please consider adding a post this week.

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Ten Things of Thankful – November 1 is Here Already?

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WOW!! Where did October go? Well, it’s November 1 and a Friday so that means it’s time for Then Things of Thankful or TTOT! Let’s get this party started!

1. Inktober! I made it through the month of October only late one day and I made it up, so that means 31 ink drawings for the month. Whew! Ink is not my specialty and I did this to show that you don’t need to worry about perfection, but just do it. It’s actually good for the brain to challenge new areas and my brain oughta be very happy about now. I posted the pics on Instagram and here is the LINK to see what I did. You will see other posts, too, but those are just to make you smile!

2.NANOWRIMO is ON starting today. I am grateful to have my working title ready for the book I have been wanting to do and have heard from others that I need to JUST DO IT! Here’s the LINK to my NANOWRIMO page. It’s writing 50,000 words in the month, but my measurement of winning is to be able to write every day.

3. 4. Turning it around! No matter what I do with my weight loss efforts, which is going well, I still have the gravity that comes with age. Here’s my little Acrostic about Migration on Six Sentence Story, thanks to Denise offering us wonderful prompts and I am going to call that gratitude #4!!

5. 6. 7. Caregivers Summit, New People, Resources – I was able to attend at least the morning session of the Caregivers Summit. It was very beneficial and I found some lovely resources and met a lady who I see at my coffee shop on a regular basis. I walked up and introduced myself and now we chat at the coffee shop. It’s nice to meet new people. And she gave me some very valuable resource information.

8. 9. Oh! I am already at 8 🙂 How’s that happen?! 😉 As I look out my window in the office, I am feeling like the luckiest, most blessed person. It’s a beautiful day and I have a lovely view. Would you like to see it?
It’s not super clear, but that’s my desk view. That’s my garden fairy, by the way, and she makes me smile. I don’t have a garden, but my desk is a good place to grow idea, so that’s something, right? That’s a 9!!

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