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Thankful Thursday

Nerd from Nerd in the Brain does a Thursday post called Three Things Thursday.

In her own words, this is her explanation for the post.

*three things that make me smile: an exercise in gratitude – feel free to steal this idea with wild abandon and fill your blog with the happy*

So, I’m stealing her idea with wild abandon. Here is my take on it, which I called “Thankful Thursday”. Go read her post first though, I can wait. Go on now!

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Back? Ok, let’s get started.

1. I’m thankful for friends. I have the best online buddies a girl could have. They are genuinely concerned for me and let me know. I appreciate that more than I can say. They keep me smiling, even when I don’t feel much like smiling. You guys are the best of the best! ❤

I have a few offline good friends too. A couple of guys that when the husband and I need help they are there, willing to give a hand. Nothing will show you who your true friends are like hard times.

2. I’m thankful for Mother Nature. Yes, I know she can be a real wild woman on PMS sometimes. Even when she’s bad she’s awe-inspiring. I’m in the middle of winter in the Great White North. I hate winter. With a passion. But, I can still appreciate the beauty in this cold, frigid season.

a bush in my yard full of ice and snow and looking beautiful.
a bush in my yard full of ice and snow and looking beautiful.

3. I’m thankful for the generosity of others. The husband and I receive food from one of the local food banks every month. During December they have special ‘baskets’ that they give out that has almost everything in it to make a Christmas feast. Without the kindness of strangers, we would be having a really hard time putting food on the table every month. (we are hoping this is a temporary thing) I’m not too proud to take it, as one has to eat. I’m also not too proud to say ‘thank you’.

So if you can, next time you go grocery shopping, buy a few extra cans of something. Or a treat for a kid, hell, even adults like treats. Give to your local food bank (most grocery stores have a way of giving food items to food banks, ask!) And not just during the holidays. The food banks need donations every month. It’s not just for families with kids that are struggling. It’s families like the husband and I. Who, through no fault of our own have fallen on hard times. We appreciate everything we get. Lot’s of older people are trying to live on very limited income and the only way they might have food on the table is through a food bank. The elderly go to them as much, if not more, than the younger families. Remember that.

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4. Last but certainly not least, I am thankful for the internet. My life would be so much less without the internet and everything I am able to do on it. From blogging to finding resources for the husband. I am grateful I can start-up the computer each morning and find that one new thing to learn every day.

 

 

What’s one thing you are most thankful for this Thursday? (Friday for my advanced friends in the world.)