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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!






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.


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.)




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!

16 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

      1. I am mostly just liking things, I still feel lousy but worse when I saw the emails piling up in my inbox.

        Nothing planned at all right now.


  1. I am thankful for my on-line friends too. I feel so much less lonely and a genuine concern from so many especially you Jackie. Happy that you and your husband will have a feast and thankful you have a monthly donation coming to you regularly.


  2. I’m grateful for so many things in my life and I try not to take anything for granted. Friends (online and offline), family, my relatively good health, and nature are on the top of my list. I’m happy that you will be having a holiday feast. I’m so aware of the huge and continuous need for food bank donations here too and try to help whenever I can. Hugs and ❤


    1. I know you for the very generous person you are tiny. You and others like you are what keep the food banks and other charities going. The food bank has helped us out a lot lately. If things ever turn around like I hope they do, I will keep it in mind and give something every chance I can. Thank you my friend. ❤


  3. Right now I am thankful that today is going to be my last day at work before having two weeks off, yay! Not that I dislike my job, but am just really ready for a break, spending time at home, relaxing etc, I love getting into the spirit of Christmas too, watching the Christmas movies etc, ahh, bliss!


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