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I am thankful that, at the end of a day where it felt like I was unable to accomplish much, I was able to see several of the good and important things that I did accomplish.

What are you thankful for today?

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  1. I am thankful for the pretty pink sweater that was handed down to me and which I am wearing today. It’s a little thing, but I’m thankful for it and for the thoughtfulness of the person who gave it to me.

  2. Modern houses! Heat, air conditioning, running water, hot water, sewage removal, trash pick-up, electricity, gas, insulation, glass windows, and all those things I have always had wherever I have lived. They would have been miracles throughout much of human history, even would be today in some parts of the world.

  3. I am thankful for what a friend of mine calls “the pinochle princesses.” Nearly 10 years ago, a friend of mine from church, her next-door neighbor, an acquaintance of mine and I started playing pinochle together. We now range in age from 68 to 78 and still play every week. A couple of us hadn’t played since we were children and barely knew the game, but we got better together. In the process, we became The Friends You Can Depend On. We have helped each other in so many good ways! (well, I’m still not a very good player…but they let me win yesterday, LOL). I was just beginning to get help for clinical depression when we started, and the other princesses have been my lifeline.

  4. I’m thankful for a calm boss who doesn’t freak out even when something goes wrong.
    I’ve had the other kind of boss and this one is a blessing.

  5. I am thankful for my favorite fiction authors. The list is too long to name but includes Jack Higgins, Lee Child, Robert Crais. Stephanie Laurens, Lauren Layne, Anne Gracie, Louis L’Amour and a bunch of others I will regret forgetting to mention. I thoroughly enjoy my vicarious adventures with Sean Dillon, Jack Reacher, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike and the Cynster and Sackett families. I am also thankful for Scribd where I can listen to and read many, many books for an annual fee of $85 since my library does not always have the books I want.

  6. I am thankful for our good health. Yesterday I was outside trying to get in the last major weeding before the cold hit. When I went out it was 53, and 37 when I finished. Brrrr. As I started to grumble, I tried to switch and told myself I am thankful to be able to do this still. I have severe carpal tunnel and nerve damage through my arms and shoulders. I try to break up these types of chores, but it needed to be finished since we are only getting colder. Saturday will be 43 and hubby and I will be out trying to chop down the last of the foliage and pull the hostas (hoping that the leaves will easily pull with the freezing temps in the interim. I welcome the change of the seasons because each brings its own beauty.

  7. I am thankful that the leaves are changing colors. On hard days, it helps to look for beauty in nature, and I love the hope and excitement the changing of the seasons bring.

  8. Somebody close to me hurt me very badly and I was deeply depressed. I’m thankful that my head knows that each day I’ll feel a little bit better.

  9. I am thankful for the contents of my pantry. Today I was able to make 7 fruitcakes for the holidays from ingredients I had on hand. They will be a treat for my family and gifts for friends.

  10. Today was bright and beautiful. I’m thankful for the sunshine and remind myself that anyone (me) can be in the sunshine, I just have to step into it. My choice.

  11. I am thankful for getting a walk in while doing my
    Nannying job, pushing the stroller. It was a beautiful day and likely the last warm day till spring. Next week temps will be 20 degrees colder all week.

  12. I’m thankful that I have been given the funds for respite care for a disabled family member. They are so appreciated.

  13. I am thankful for healthy, happy, and hard working teenagers. I love the adults my children are growing into! And I am so grateful that they get to live “normal” lives – not fighting illness or disabilities or extreme poverty. While we are all not perfectly healthy and our budget is tight, they can attend school, play sports, worship and serve others without difficulty. Such a blessing!

  14. Thank you, Mari, for reminding me (on a day when I was feeling out of sorts and had nothing to be thankful for) of the many hours I have enjoyed because of my favorite authors. CJ Sansom and Hilary Mantel and MC Beaton I am talking about you. I think I will go and start to reread one of them right now and I know I will soon feel better.

  15. I’m thankful for your blog. Seeing your photographs inspires me and lifts my spirits every time I see it in my inbox!

  16. I’m behind!
    For November 5th: I am thankful for our little fur babies (our dog, 2 cats and a Guinea Pig) that always give us unconditional love and lots of laughter when we least expect it, and often when we need it the most!
    For November 6th: As we enter into winter (temperatures have dropped and we received our first snowfall that night), I am thankful for a roof over my head, with central heating and a fire place to keep us warm.

  17. I am thankful for my doctor and his assistant. I was able to get a flu shot at their office, with no hassle and no pain (until last night when I rolled over on my arm -lol).

  18. Always grateful for this gorgeous weather we are having in Vegas. Brandy, can you please tell me the name of the shrub that you have in this beautiful blue vase? They are so gorgeous. Thanks.

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