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Ten Things of Thankful ~~ Spring Is In The Air!

Hello people!

Hope everyone’s weekend was what you wanted it to be!

Considerings via Lizzi has this wonderful thing going on every weekend.  We list 10 things we are thankful for. It helps build a feeling of gratitude, which is always good.

Join the Ten Things of Thankful community and work with us to nurture an attitude of gratitude. We use the whole weekend to focus on the Good Things in life. Make a list of Ten of those wonderful Things, then share the Wonderfulness with others.

We will prevail because we have compassion, and we have each other.


Here’s my list for this week:

I’m thankful for trying out new things. I joined NaPoWriMo this month and I will admit I am not a poet. But, I wanted to challenge myself as a writer and so I joined and have not missed a day so far. They might not be the greatest poems, but I’m happy with what I’ve done so far, and it stretches my writing. So it’s all good.

I have seen glimpses of Spring this week! It has gotten as warm as 19C (66F). I so enjoyed our little teaser of spring weather. Of course this Friday and this morning I woke up to snow again! Arg!!!! But at least it doesn’t last now. Spring is on the way!


I’ve enjoyed some great emails from friends this week. I so enjoy good friends and the words they write me. It might just be about their lives, but it connects me to them and I like that.

I’m even thankful for Trudy the Treadmill, (yes I’ve named my treadmill, what of it??) lol. Because without her I would not have lost the bit of weight I have this week. Yay!!!

Now that brings me to another thing I have been grateful for. Weight loss! I don’t know how much, as I don’t own a scale and refuse to get one, but I have noticed my clothes just tiny bit loose, so that’s always a good sign!

I’m grateful for a bit more movement in my left thumb. Let me explain. For the past several months my left thumb has been getting more and more stiff, till I couldn’t bend it all. I went to the doctors and he said I had an inflamed sheath around a nerve in my thumb. So, I had to go to a specialist and have a cortisone shot into my thumb. It’s still stiff, but it is starting to bend some again. And there is no longer any pain. I may need another shot though, as it is still not right.

I’m thankful for good music. I have been revisiting some real old music of my childhood and it’s great to listen to. Especially when you have a good friend to share it with.

As always I’m thankful for good coffee. Hey, without it I’m only half alive. Who wants a half alive writer on WordPress? Not me!


I’m thankful for all the inspiration around me to write. Not only all these poems, but other kinds of writings too. I see so much that inspires me, sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming. I just let my imagination fly!

I’m thankful for the support and encouraging words I receive here on this blog. I am so glad I started to fulfill I lifetime dream of writing. All of you have always had such nice things to say and have encouraged me to keep writing. As a good friend of mine would say, RAWR! hehehe


I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

36 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful ~~ Spring Is In The Air!

  1. Yes, coffee. I feel like I’ve been reading here and there about people giving up coffee. I can fall into the health trends (and then fall out), but I’m not sure I could give up coffee. Sometimes it’s what gets me out of bed. Knowing I can have good, strong coffee and a little me time to check up on my online friends is a treat to look forward to!


  2. I think it’s cool you named your treadmill. Maybe if I name my stationary bike I would give her some of my time. Hummm 🙂 Congrats on the weight loss. You do know that you lose inches which is best. If you had a scale and not seeing it move is disappointing. Keep it up.


    1. Well I figured if I gave the treadmill a name it might make me use it more lol it’s worked so far. 🙂
      I hate scales, I learned a long time ago to quit weighting myself so much.


  3. For years, I was like you and refused to own a scales. I have found now in midlife that with a scales and FitnessPal I can control my weight better than my clothing gauge :/. I’ve not taken to naming my treadmill, though!

    I’m a coffee addict and WordPress blogger as well!


    1. I think we each have to do what works for us as far as exercise and weight matters. I just get depressed with scales, so I just wait now till I visit my drs and have them weigh me lol…it works for me for now. Glad you stopped by Phoebe.


  4. I like the idea of the gratitude list. I do it every day. Coffee is always on it with clean water, electricity to cook coffee, run laptops and music players. Books and family, friends, paper and pens are on it too. Funny thing about a scale. Every time I get on one, even if I’ve lost weight, I end up blowing my healthy eating plan. Now I pile stuff on it and stay off. Back to square one. Congrats though. I know how hard it is.


  5. Good list. I always like to focus on things that I’m grateful for. I also always think it’s important to have things to look forward to, it doesn’t have to be anything major, just little things that are coming up soon that you know will be fun, or relaxing, or exciting (not too far away, or you wish your time away!) – a combination of being grateful for things that have happened, things that are current, and things that are coming up I think help keep a flow of good feeling.


  6. I’m sorry to hear about your thumb. I had a similar thing a few years ago in my right thumb. It was very painful, could not hold a pen. After 2 cortisone injections it slowly healed and still works normal …Happy to hear you’ve seen glimpses of spring! Have a great Sunday! Hugs


    1. I’m thinking I will have to have second shot in this thumb as it still is not right, but the dr said I might. Sorry you’ve had it too, see we are soul sistahs! LOL Have a wonderful Sunday tiny. Hugs!


  7. “Rawr” indeed 😀 I’m glad your week’s gone well, and that you’ve lost some weight – that’s awesome. I seem to have plateaued. I think I need an injection of anti-pain into my knee (the thing which is slowing me down *sigh*).

    Glad coffee helps you keep going. Reckon I’ll go make myself a cup of tea right about now 🙂


  8. You had me at music and coffee 🙂 I love that you’ve named your treadmill…hey, people name their cars! Why not a treadmill, right?
    Glad to hear the thumb is on the mend. Hope that continues!


  9. My as-yet-unnamed treadmill is sitting in the room with me now, beckoning me to hurry up and run. Perhaps I need to give her? him? a name. I definitely need to visit with whosit, though! Thanks for the idea.


  10. You’ve done some very nice poetry…so glad you took on the challenge! I wish I would have remembered NaPoWriMo. I would have taken on the challenge with you. There are some interesting things to try! I find that even if I don’t like a poem, there are morsels of it that I do…sometimes I just love the surprise of how two words landed together. Go for it!


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