Thankful Thursday 23 August 2018

My heart is overflowing with gratitude again! I really should call it “Verklempt Thursday”, just as I should rename my “Happiness Box” the “Verklempt Box.”

Today at my full-time job, I joined the photography group. A few months ago, in May, I saw one of the guys in IT talking about photographic techniques, I stood and listened, then I inquired about his group. He smiled and said he would remember me for next time and sure enough, he did! On Monday, he e-mailed the group and included me in the e-mail, detailing the photography group meetup for today at lunch.

I was the only one who could make it and let me tell you, I learned a lot about my camera! I have had my DSLR for five years and it had features I didn’t even know it had! Bob was a wonderful teacher, I thanked him for including me and keep me posted about next time. He sent me an e-mail about different internal flashes I could get for my camera. I am grateful.

Today was also gorgeous, the temperature was 76 without humidity and I took a few walks today. It felt nice that I could enjoy the weather.

The children’s librarian also gave me a t-shirt tonight. She had extras and thought of me. I’m grateful for all of my library coworkers too.

What are you thankful for?


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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.

One thought on “Thankful Thursday 23 August 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy “Verklempt Thursday” to you, dear friend! 🙂 I am excited to read that you joined that photography group and learned many new things at the first meeting. Good for you! In my younger years I was never much of a joiner. I now realize that was a mistake. People who join groups, clubs and organizations get connected with lots of people and multiply their opportunities. Keep learning all you can about as many different things as possible. It will help make you indispensable to people.

    The days are getting shorter. Summer is winding down and soon there will be a slight chill in the air at dusk up your way. Time to get your sweater out of the moth balls. Ideal weather for ice skating is just around the bend.

    It was also sweet of the children’s librarian to think of you and give you a t-shirt. All in all it was another Thankful Thursday for you and that makes me happy.

    Have a super Friday and a fine weekend, dear friend JM!


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