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Days 34 & 35: Thankfulness

It’s finally happened!  I saw him!  The seasonal celebrity that I’ve been waiting for was posing sprightly on a four-foot pile of snow right in MY front yard this morning.  No, it wasn’t Hugh Jackman, because it’s scientifically proven that his mere presence near snow would cause instantaneous melting! 😉 It was none other than the jaunty little messenger of Spring; the Robin.  I ran to get my phone to snap a photo, but alas he had taken his flight before my return.  Yet, still, I saw him with my own, two winter-weary eyes, and for this I am deeply thankful.

Not the original little dude that I saw this morning, but perhaps this is one of his cousins!  (Photo by Sujit kumar courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Not the original little dude that I saw this morning, but perhaps this is one of his cousins! (Photo by Sujit kumar courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

I’m genuinely thankful for lots of other things, too.

  • The ever-abiding love and support of my husband and children
  • The sisterly love of my best friend who has been everything a perfect friend could be to me (even when I haven’t been perfect) for most of my life
  • My cats, who make me laugh every single day
  • The health and happiness of myself and my loved ones
  •  The appliances that make my life easier (sounds silly, but I lived in an apartment for many years without a washer and dryer or dishwasher)
  •  Shakes to drink :), books to read, art to appreciate, a house to clean
  • The ability and desire to seek joy and help others
  • Conversation, laughter and connectedness
  • Hot tea and good blogs to read
  • Having a heart too full and a page too short to list everything that I’m thankful for! 🙂

What are you most thankful for on this beautiful day? 

(By the way, it’s my weigh-in day.  I’ll post my progress this evening after my appointment.  Wish me luck!)   I’m sorry, I almost forgot to update!  I lost 3 more pounds!!  🙂

19 thoughts on “Days 34 & 35: Thankfulness”

    1. Thank you! I am very thankful for a house to clean. I lived for many years in a very small apartment with my daughters. Though we were happy there, it’s much nicer to have a tad bit more space to move around in and a small yard. 🙂

  1. Thankful for new WP pals. It’s only been 2 months in the blogosphere and it’s insanely inspiring to get to know so many talented people in such a short time. Similarly grateful for hot tea (green tea with jasmine especially) and a heating boiler that works. Lovely post.

    1. Thank you! I’m also very thankful for my blogging buddies, too. I started my blog in late January and also feel like I’ve met so many nice, talented writers, as well. I love green tea, too, but I just have mine plain. I also love mint tea, too–having some right now! 🙂

  2. Love this blog on gratitude. I took the gratitude challenge and wrote 1000 things I was grateful for. The challenge was to do it in a year, but it took me more like a year and a half. But the benefit was the same. Refocus on the good, let go of the negative. And I’m grateful for most of what’s on your list. Here’s expanding on the one about tea: Grateful tea has no calories. lol!

    1. Thank you so very much! I really do try to focus on the good. Your challenge sounds wonderful. I’m going to check it out! I’m very, very thankful that tea has no calories, nor does my other favorite– grapefruit flavored seltzer water! 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  3. Congratulations on your 3 lbs! A gratitude post, love it. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach English to a group of Chinese elementary students. I’m also grateful for the heat in my apartment as there is none in my classroom. Most importantly (in terms of amenities), I’m being dead serious here, I’m so, so grateful for the western toilet in my apartment.

    On a serious note, I thank God and I’m very grateful to have a wonderful loving family.


    1. I think that’s a very respectable thing to be thankful for! My husband lived in Japan for nearly four years and he’s shared with me the toilet situation, or lack there of! I’m glad you have a western one, too! Teaching English there sounds like so much fun. I’ll bet your students really love and respect you. Loving families are a true blessing, aren’t they? I’m blessed exponentially! It’s so good to hear from you! 🙂

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