Thankful Thursday 2 August 2018

WOW! It’s August already! This is so hard to believe. I’m back from vacation and I am sorry for the lack of updates – I went back to working both jobs this week and I have felt exhausted when I arrived home.

I will admit that I scheduled a post last week and that is why it was so short. I needed a break and I didn’t want to blog (or be on the computer for that manner) during a vacation, but I didn’t want to miss Thankful Thursday. I knew I would feel grateful for my vacation, but I have something to be grateful beforehand. Last Tuesday after I attended the WHYY event, I went to Panera. I love their poppyseed strawberry chicken salad and I was craving it. As I was eating, the franchise owner walked by and asked how everything was. I told him about the last time I was in, his manager took the time and had the patience to go through allergens in the food with me (since I had to go gluten-free and totally dairy free). I told the owner that I appreciated the patience. He came back with a gluten-free cookie, said, “I know going gluten-free isn’t the easiest, but I hope this gluten-free chocolate chip cookie will help a little.” I ate it at the beach and it was delicious. I felt grateful.

I also had a great trip and I feel thankful that I met up with Joe. After Jams on the Sand, he waited with me until Lyft came. He also held the car door opened for me and was very patient about waiting. I feel grateful for his friendship and I feel thankful that he was kind enough to wait with me.

This week I feel thankful for Christina and my other friends. Christina is one of my best friends and knows me well; she went to Warped Tour in Maryland on Sunday and took a photo of Twiztid for me. Grateful and that made my day.


What are you thankful for?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 2 August 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You do indeed have many things for which to be thankful this week. You enjoyed a vacation and the thoughtful words and deeds of friends like Joe and Christina. The store manager at Panera put the icing on the cake by offering you a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. It seems there is no shortage of delicious gluten-free foods for you to enjoy, and that is yet another reason to be thankful.

    I am thankful to have you visiting my new blog and I hope you will continue to follow and support it. Enjoy your weekend, dear friend JM!


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