Ten Things of Thankful – Through Tears

Thankful, no matter what.


The shootings in Florida had a profound, sad effect on me, on all of us.   Horrific, devastating, heartsick, grief-stricken, despair.  All words to describe it, and many more to try and explain it.  Where have we, as a society, failed?

My hope, in this very sad situation,  came from the young students who will not let this incident define them.  They want social and political change and I have faith they will help us change the tide of how we deal with violence and mental illness.

Through the tragedy, that one hope inspires us to look for the positive, and share gratitude and compassion with others in our lives.

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Ten Things of Thankful – Better

Gratitude is good for your health.


Happy Birthday this week to Josie, our host of this very special Ten Things of Thankful bloghop.

Well, good morning friends.  It’s deluging outside on this morning – a blizzard in rain.  I’m thankful that it is rain, and not snow.  The temperatures are in the 50’s; yesterday I saw 60 degrees.  A rare treat in the middle of winter around here.

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Ten Things of Thankful – Winter

It’s thankful time.


Good morning.  I thought I’d share ten things for which I am thankful in winter.  What? you say.  This girl hates, despises, abhors winter.  Yes, it is true.  Winter is my least favorite season.  I could go on and on about the cold and the wind and the dark, but instead, in the spirit of the TToT blog hop which is hosted each week by Josie2Shoes, I decided to share some positives, some simple items of winter gratitude.

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Ten Things of Thankful – Again, Still

Time to get your thankful on.

I’m happy to be back for a second week in a row to share my things of thankful with this group.  Thanks to Josie for hosting this blog hop that is a constant even when we choose not to participate.


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Ten Things of Thankful – Remember Me?

Good morning. Be thankful

Ok, I know it has been awhile.  A long while.  Not that I am not thankful – I am every day in so many ways.  I guess I haven’t been feeling like sharing.  That Nike tagline “Just Do It” is speaking to me so . . . .

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Ten Things of Thankful En Photo

Join me for a quick ten.

I’m quickly posting my Ten Things of Thankful in photos this morning after a fun and busy weekend.

Apparently I cannot upload pictures to my other blog, so its days are numbered.  I am thankful this second (free) blog is available to share thoughts and musings.  Thanks to Josie for hosting the quintessential blog hop.

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Ten Things of Thankful Happy Birthday

She’s here!

My ten things of thankful are all wrapped up in one beautiful, blessed event – the birth of our first grand baby –  Aubree Sue, born yesterday on a very special day – the 100th birthday of her great grandmother, Jenny Valenti Santoro, who is still with us.  A beautiful cause for celebration and the process of life.

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