Thankful Thursday 24 May 2018

Yesterday, my interview about the Happiness Box Project appeared in the Spiritual newsletter on I am thankful Sonali asked to interview me and I was happy to spread the word about my Happiness Box.


On Sunday, our book discussion group has a memorial for one of our members. She died in March and we were all shocked by her sudden death. Ms. Eileen was a huge part of our group and her contributions were invaluable. I knew she was a Spanish teacher and world traveller; we often talked about travels when I saw her at the library, but I never knew how extensive her travels were and that she knew six other languages. No wonder why she took an interest in my language studies and asked if I would be travelling anytime soon! Hearing stories about Eileen’s personality, I aspire to her wanderlust. I have my whole life to try to accomplish it. Sunday definitely inspired me.

I took photos and one of the members e-mailed me thanking me for the beautiful, thoughtful photos and she was sure Eileen’s family would appreciate it. She also thanked me for my contributions and wished me a happy summer. I felt thankful for that nice e-mail.

I am also thankful for friends and family. What are you thankful for today?

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

2 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday 24 May 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Once again you have much for which to be thankful, dear friend. It is exciting that you were interviewed about the Happiness Box Project on Congratulations! I am sorry to learn of the death last month of book discussion group member Ms. Eileen. It hurts to lose a friend who inspired you and shared your interests and passions.

    Dear Jessica, the Shady Dell family suffered a tremendous loss one year ago tomorrow. I will be running a special Saturday post and would greatly appreciate it if you could visit SDMM and express a few kind words as I pay tribute to someone who was and is my inspiration.

    Thank you, dear friend!


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