Thankful Thursday 11 October 2018

Although this week has been a merry-go-sorry type of week, I still have a lot to be grateful for. My parents went away for a few days, from Sunday until Wednesday, for dad’s birthday and their anniversary. Terry, a co-worker from the library, helped me give Mimi her medicine. She also tried some of the gluten-free food I made and gave me some pointers since her sister is also gluten-free. She loved what I made and I was thankful for the pointers.

Again, I’m thankful for people from both jobs and my friends. In another four weeks, a tough anniversary is approaching and to say that I’ve been anxious is an understatement. Sometimes I feel cowardly for my feelings, but Christina said, “don’t fee that way. It’s normal and it will take you as long as you need.” I have read that the experience will always stay with me and anniversaries are generally hard, which makes sense. I have a project planned for my Happiness Box on that day (7 November). I’m thankful for the love that has been shown.

Last night I decided to make a vision scrapbook page to put into my Happiness Box, but I wasn’t feeling too great. It’s rushed and I don’t like the colour theme… I believe in colours as symbols for different things. Today after my full-time job and before I went to the library, I had Lyft drop me off at Michaels and I bought purple paper. Later, I am going to fix it and I will post the finished image a little later. I am thankful for the encouragement and for the friendly Lyft ride.

I have also been scrapbooking Happiness Box 2017. I am in November 2017 now and the goal is to finish it this weekend. I’ve been working on this since January and I can’t wait to get it done.

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.

One thought on “Thankful Thursday 11 October 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    We all have off weeks but, when you work through them and remember to count your blessings, you experience satisfaction.

    Happy birthday to your dad and happy anniversary to your parents! I hope they had a great time on their getaway. it was nice of library co-worker Terry to help you give Mimi her meds. Whatever you are feeling about the sad anniversary coming on November 7, make it okay to feel it. Our family will observe the anniversary of a family member’s death in early November and we know it won’t be pleasant. Such is life. Your Happiness Box 2017 scrapbooking project is looking terrific! Keep working your craft and your spirits will surely lift.

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend JM!


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