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Thankful Thursday

Several blogs have some kind of thankful Thursday posts going on. Like over here at Bipolar Calico. My friend Kat has been going through some pretty rough patches in life lately and yet she still manages to find something to be thankful for. I think that’s wonderful and shows just what a good person she truly is.

I decided to jump onboard. Even though things here have been unreasonably stressful I still have things I’m thankful for. It’s good to find those things. Even if they are small, as it reminds us that  though the skies are grey and there are so many terrible things happening in the world we all still have things to be thankful for.

Find your thankfuls in life and cling to them…..That’s what I’m doing.




I’m thankful for:

  • Thoughtful doctors who really seem to care about their patients
  • Good friends, even though they are far away they send me strength and love and I truly appreciate it
  • My dog Sam, he loves me unconditionally, even if I don’t have treats for him
  • My mom, someone I never thought I would be close to and now I am, she’s a strong woman who inspires me to be strong
  • Coffee……more coffee…..a life saver
  • My computer and the ability to have it… keeps me sane in an insane world
  • Sunshine, it warms these old bones on the coldest of days
  • My stubbornness, it keeps me moving when I don’t want to, it keeps me up when I want to just curl up in a fetal position and cry
  • Words, they let me express what I’m feeling and get it out
  • Little heaters, whoever invented these small portable heaters I give thanks because my bedroom is a freezer without one
  • Books, as they let me escape into different worlds and become someone else for a while


That’s just some of what I’m thankful for. There is one more thing….YOU….yes, I’m thankful for you reading my blog and being here.




What’s one thing you are thankful for today?





19 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Good thing to focus on, Jackie. My list is always long. I’m grateful for indoor plumbing and running water, friends and my little family. I write a gratitude list every night before I go to sleep. It keeps things in perspective. Especially when the crap hits the walls. Giant hugs and I hope it all gets better. I am so far behind I’m not sure you said what they found with your hubby. I’ve been thinking of you both.


    1. Thanks Marlene. I’m behind too, so you aren’t alone. 🙂
      They just ran a whole bunch of tests on the husband to ready him for the operation on Tuesday. They are being very through and so that’s ok. Hope you are doing well. Hugs!

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  2. I’m thankful for:
    – rain. It’s been so dry for so very long, that for once I am thankful for a grey rainy day in November.
    – the time to sit with a cup of coffee this morning, that I don’t have to hurry off to work somewhere. That I am a free-lancer and can manage my time on my own. A gift, albeit that means discipline!
    – and lots more. Thanks for the impulse to be thankful!


  3. Love the goat, too. I am thankful for the curiosity of little boys who often rush over to ask if I have any jobs they can do. Yesterday that came in handy when my fruit trees arrived and needed planting. I’m also thankful for the lovely warm weather we had earlier this week it was nice before we head into winter.


    1. I think it’s great those little boys love helping you. It’s something they will remember fondly the rest of their lives, a kind neighbor lady who enjoyed their help. 🙂


      1. There’s a trade off, they help me they also get to play here now and again. This week the children came over with their parents and asked if they could play in the yard. Turns out they never lived where there were trees and just had their first experience playing in them. I was smiling the rest of the day after watching them. 🙂


  4. Great things to be thankful for Jackie. I try to always find something to be thankful for each day. I finished A Case of Deceit. I left a review but I’m not sure if it showed up on your Amazon page.


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