Thankful Thursday 20 September 2018

Wow! It’s Thursday again already!? Today is my cousin’s 24th birthday and this morning when I woke up, I sent her a message. She lives in Washington, D.C. and replied, “Thank you for the birthday card you sent me! I’m having a birthday party tonight and I will open it with my other gifts.” I didn’t get her a gift, but hopefully, a card is just as thoughtful.


Well, my “tattoo” lasted into today and I am thankful for it! Now, after my shower, it’s almost gone… but I am reusing yesterday’s sentiment about love. I would like to thank my dear friend Tom for his beautiful comment yesterday – that made my morning. I’m careful about posting my Arabic/refugee project because someone at the library said, “refugees are evil, just ask those in Germany and Sweden.” I was stunned. However, my other friends thought my project was a beautiful sentiment as well. Grateful and I am still grateful that Bryn Mawr College and the Fringe Arts decided to showcase their work. Tomorrow I am seeing part II of El-Khoury’s work and I am excited.


Ms. Pat also gave me candy this morning so I could enjoy throughout the day. I am grateful for Ms. Pat; she is one of my older co-workers at my full-time job (retiree from an insurance company) and I am thankful she not only listens to me, but we can have a heart-to-heart about Motown and oldies.



What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 20 September 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Your Thankful Thursday post has me all verklempt on Friday morning, dear friend! I’m sorry I am late getting to it. I was tied up last night and by the time I checked the blogs it was too late and I was too tired to even reply to your comment on mine. I decided to get some sleep and come over first thing this morning.

    Happy 24th birthday to your cousin in D.C.! I’m sure your message meant a lot to her.

    It is wrong to classify an entire group as “evil.” Within every group of people there surely are some evil ones, but there are many good ones to balance the scales. If good people unite and pull together for the common good, evil can be overcome. I am excited to know that you are returning to the Fringe Arts fest today to take in part 2 of the interactive program presented by artist Tania El Khoury.

    It was nice of your co-worker Ms. Pat to share candy with you to sweeten your work day. It must be fun to have someone to chat with about Motown and oldies. You should tell Ms. Pat about Shady’s Place. I’d love to have her visit!

    Thank you for the update, dear friend JM. Enjoy the presentation today and have a safe and happy weekend!


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