Thankful Thursday 1 November 2018

Happy dia de los Muertos, All Saint’s Day, and the First of November! I can’t believe it’s already November, although it feels like 1 September in Pennsylvania since it was 72 degrees today. Cool weather will be here again soon enough…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! Co-workers from both jobs loved their treat bags and felt grateful for them. We also had a few trick-or-treaters last night and a group of teenaged girls stopped by. They were dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They loved the emoji pumpkins I created and asked me if I was the one who created to Trumpkin last year. I said, “I did, two years ago!” (I was in Baltimore for the day and my parents arrived home from their cruise on Halloween last year and we didn’t open the door.) They replied, “we come here every year and love the pumpkins you come up with. We loved the Trumpkin and we love the decorations.” They let me take a photo and they agreed to a selfie! I’m thankful for their kindness.

I’m thankful for my friends, my family, and that I have a roof over my head. I am also thankful that I have food in my stomach and while money can be a struggle at times (especially lately), I’m especially thankful for the roof over my head and a loving home. I’m thankful for what my parents do for me.

I’m thankful for my job, especially the library job. The children’s department set up a “Month of Thankfulness” table and for November, I am going to try to post daily for “Thankful November.” I know I did that for the past few years on my former blog, I’m going to do it this year too! It is Thankful November!

What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 1 November 2018”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful November to you, dear friend! I am very happy to learn that you had a nice Halloween and have a lot for which to be thankful as we prepare to finish 2018 with two more major holidays. You took some excellent pictures posing with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I hope you added those pics to your Happiness Box. Those trick-or-treat girls do look friendly. Being friendly, courteous and helpful to others, committing random acts of kindness (instead of terror) and including people who are different rather than excluding them – these are the ways for us to act if we are truly going to MAGA – “Make America great again.”

    Mrs. Shady and I moved to a new house last December and we now live along a busier street. As a result we had ZERO trick-or-treaters at our door this year! I have fond memories of nearly 300 kids coming to the door at our old house and my dog Toto in the window barking at them. The vast majority of the kids were super nice and polite. I miss that interaction.

    Have a safe and happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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