Thankful Thursday 14 February 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This morning when I woke up, dad handed me a Valentine’s Day card and it had me feeling so verklempt. The card’s inside was beautiful and I added it to my Happiness Box. I gave him a big hug and thanked him. He’s hoping to retire in October 2020, has five years worth of vacation, and is taking three days per week off. He took me to Starbucks and the train this morning. I gave him a big hug before I left the passenger seat, then sent him a text message that I appreciate all that he does for me and I love him.


I gave people at both jobs something for Valentine’s Day. The library recipients weren’t in today, so hopefully I’ll see them next week. My library manager is undergoing chemo and she’s been tired – I’m hoping it’ll cheer her up. I’ve thought about sending her a little smile box or something to her house. Everyone at my full-time job was grateful and I made the morning of two women in the collection’s department. One was having a really cruddy week and my Valentine/candy put a smile on her face. The other one was surprised and expressed the same gratitude as well. 🙂

One of my library co-workers gave me this cute children’s book they were discarding. I love snowmen and said, “that book looks cute!” She handed it to me and said it was mine. I felt grateful too.


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 14 February 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It’s great to read about Valentine’s Day cheer spread by you and others. Your mom and dad gave you a beautiful card with a touching message. I know you will remember to thank them over and over again. In a world where people love to catch others doing something wrong and call their attention to it, we can turn that around by catching people doing something good and right and acknowledging them for it. I am sure your co-workers at both jobs appreciated your kind gestures and gifts, especially the ones that are ill or having a tough week. That children’s book you received looks like a vintage collectible. I’d hold onto it.

    Enjoy your Friday and weekend, dear friend JM!


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