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Title: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: JeanGenie 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?
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Leadfeather 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. 
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Post by: trying2breathe on November 19, 2017, 09:40:13 AM
Thankful for a gloriously beautiful day here today - low humidity and not a cloud in sight.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Bunny on November 19, 2017, 09:52:25 AM
My wood burning stove makes my home toasty warm and keeps the heating bills down.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Julester3 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.
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Post by: Toosoon2.0 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?! 
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: twin_mom 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.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Wheelerswife 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!)

Maureen
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: rifatheroffour 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.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Trying on November 19, 2017, 02:04:33 PM
I am thankful that everyone who is close to me is healthy this holiday season.
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Post by: Abitlost on November 19, 2017, 04:41:16 PM
My kids are healthy, succeeding in school, and get on famously with each other.

abl
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: donswife 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
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Post by: Bunny 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!
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: trying2breathe 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.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: JeanGenie 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.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Leadfeather on November 20, 2017, 05:56:17 PM
Spent a few hours tonight walking along the river downtown listening to music from our past and remembering all of the good times. Started to get maudlin then received a call from the lady I meet this past week. Spent an hour talking to her and I realized my LW would be happy for me. Waiting now at a bar to meet my kids for dinner. So I guess my good thing today is, I have been loved. I am loved. And I will be loved.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: donswife on November 20, 2017, 05:57:52 PM
I will try also to post one good thing
thank you for this post
 
Today I am thankful that a Doctors appointment ,that I had been worried about, turned out to be nothing

 
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Wheelerswife on November 20, 2017, 06:02:45 PM
I'm grateful that a friend was comfortable calling me to talk about her recent break-up.  It is good to be needed sometimes.

Maureen
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: BrokenHeart2 on November 21, 2017, 11:36:56 AM
Great thread JG.  I am thankful for this board and all of you here!
Hugs
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Bunny on November 21, 2017, 01:40:26 PM
Thankful for my parents.
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Post by: trying2breathe on November 21, 2017, 04:19:52 PM
I'm thankful for family that have supported me and my kids, have stood by our side through the struggle the past few years.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: JeanGenie on November 21, 2017, 06:42:36 PM
I'm thankful that today was a stress-free day at work, that I have the next 6 days off from work, and I get paid for it! So, yes, today I'm thankful for my job even though it helped push me over the edge just a couple weeks ago!
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Captains wife on November 22, 2017, 06:53:09 AM
My gorgeous 6 year old son - I'm so thankful he is in my life. He has taught me a lot, we are very close and I'm thankful that he has helped keep me going. My favorite part of a day is coming home to see him. I'm also very thankful for his nanny who has been with us since my son was 1 year old - she has helped me so much with my son and just keeping things going. I'm so thankful for that support and help.
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: JeanGenie on November 22, 2017, 08:21:09 AM
My son and that he'll be coming home this evening and will stay through Sunday. Like Captains wife, we are very close and he has helped keep me going as well. Although he's an adult living on his own, I cherish the time we get together and the fact that we truly "like" each other and, like my husband, we can usually read each other's minds!
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: donswife on November 22, 2017, 04:53:10 PM
I am thankful that I only have to make two dishes for thanksgiving tomorrow
and already have everything I need to make them
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Bunny on November 22, 2017, 05:58:56 PM
Me too, donswife! It's nice...
Title: Re: One good thing/One thing I'm thankful for
Post by: Julester3 on November 23, 2017, 07:20:05 AM
 I'm thankful I'm serving dinner so I am sleep in and that I only have to do the main dishes while my siblings bring the rest!