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JeanGenie

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One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:09:54 AM »
Yes, I know we have a topic called "Three good things" but sometimes it is difficult to come up with three things. So in the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and with the hopes of inspiring folks to post, I thought I'd start this thread. Can you come up with one good thing or one thing you're thankful for each day through at least Thanksgiving (which is Thursday, Nov 23)? Let's give it a try!  If I see lots of views and no posts, I'll be bummed since everyone can play along no matter where you are on this journey.

I'll start...

I'm thankful for the very close friends I've made as a result of this board and that they were there to help me out of my funk this past week. Life is looking better today.

Okay, who's next?
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Leadfeather

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 09:13:31 AM »
My younger son Andrew is home from college. Last night Andrew, Christopher and I were playing a new board game, listening to "classic" 90s rock, and all laughing. Andrew just came out and commented on how happy he was feeling. Which is such a blessing considering less than a year ago I was concerned he would not be able to graduate at all because of how hard grief was making it for him to finish up his last semester of high school. 
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 09:30:39 AM by Leadfeather »
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trying2breathe

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 09:40:13 AM »
Thankful for a gloriously beautiful day here today - low humidity and not a cloud in sight.
Have I told you lately how much I love you?

Bunny

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2017, 09:52:25 AM »
My wood burning stove makes my home toasty warm and keeps the heating bills down.
It is a fearful thing to love what Death can touch.

Julester3

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2017, 10:15:17 AM »
I took the girls out to dinner and a concert downtown as an early Christmas present last night and everything was running so smoothly. I am thankful we are healing and can enjoy these simple pleasures and experiences together.

Toosoon2.0

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 10:50:20 AM »
One good thing:  one of the refugees from Eritrea who stayed with us when he arrived in the US last December is coming home from the residential school he attends to spend his first Thanksgiving in America with Andy, M and me.  He is doing so well and I can't wait to share the holiday with him and celebrate.  It will also be the first Thanksgiving Andy, M and I have ever spent together.  Grateful, excited and is it too early to start cooking?! 

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2017, 11:03:31 AM »
I'm thankful for the resiliency of my kids. They kept me going in the early days and it's wonderful to see the adults they're becoming.

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 12:40:03 PM »
I’m grateful that my friends are willing to listen to me whine sometimes! (I’m tired of whining, too!)

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2017, 01:24:24 PM »
I'm listening to the sounds of tryouts for the drum Corp 2 of my kids may spend their spring and summer with...
This comes after spending the weekend camping with the scouts and another one of my sons.
So technically two good things but its one spent enjoying the things my kids do.
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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2017, 02:04:33 PM »
I am thankful that everyone who is close to me is healthy this holiday season.
You will forever be my always.

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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2017, 04:41:16 PM »
My kids are healthy, succeeding in school, and get on famously with each other.

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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2017, 04:44:33 PM »
I am thankful for my warm and cozy home
with a snoring large black lab by my side after a busy weekend
My everything

Bunny

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 12:48:48 PM »
Got to spend yesterday with one of my oldest friends, in town for the holiday. We had so much FUN!
It is a fearful thing to love what Death can touch.

trying2breathe

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2017, 04:11:29 PM »
I'm thankful that my kids are in college and doing well, and will be home for the holidays.
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JeanGenie

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Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 04:59:47 PM »
Since I started this, I guess I need to keep it up and try to post something daily at least through Thanksgiving...

Today, I'm thankful the power outage in our neighborhood lasted only a few hours and the tree that came down wasn't in my yard since I always whine how everything seems to happen to me.  I'm reminded that is not always the case as I drive by their house and they now have a downed tree in their front yard that needs to be dealt with.
I miss how happy I was with you.