Thankful Thursday 3 January 2019

Happy First Thursday of the New Year! Happy First Thankful Thursday of 2019! I’m pooped – I haven’t been feeling myself all week, so much so that I didn’t open the little gifts I kept separate of my Happiness Box 2018 (to save space), but I’ll open them up this weekend. I’ll read my notes more carefully too when I’m feeling better; I also hope to get a scrapbook this weekend too. Hopefully inventory sales start soon!

Anyway, the first Thankful Thursday in 2019 brings a lot of gratitude. Someone gave me a bottle of water at my full-time job today and she said I can help myself anytime. At lunch, I ran into a friend that I haven’t seen in six months and we walked together for 15 minutes. We caught up and it was so nice seeing Billy! He agreed to a selfie for my Happiness Box and we made a walk date for when it gets nicer.


When I arrived at my part-time library job, I was informed that I won the Booksmas Tree “Guess How Many Books” contest and won a free entree from Choolah. It looks like they have GF options and I can’t wait to use it. It’ll be my first time dining there since going GF. I’m grateful.


When I arrived home, I also received a surprise package from a friend in the UK. Katie sent me a stationary set with a nice note. I am thankful for Katie’s friendship and I am grateful for the thoughtful gift.


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 3 January 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy first Thankful Thursday of 2019, dear friend! Seems like a bunch of us are struggling with health problems at the moment. I got sick the day after Christmas because, on the 25th, Mrs. Shady sand I visited our toddler grandson and he was running a fever. He climbed all over me that day and I think I caught his bug.

    I am delighted that caring friends came out of the woodwork this week to show how much they care about you. A gift as simple as a bottle of water still means a lot because it is thoughtful. Billy gave you his time. Katie sent you stationery and a note. To top it off you won a free entree from Choolaah. You must be sure to take pics of the Indian cuisine while you are dining there. I looked at their website and the food looks delicious.

    I am thankful that my head cold is easing somewhat and thankful for loyal friends like you. I hope you feel better soon and I wish you a happy Friday and a great first weekend of 2019, dear friend JM!


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