Thankful Thursday 25 April 2019

Thursday is finally here! After spending most of the day yesterday thinking it was Thursday when it was Wednesday, I’m glad I didn’t think today was Friday! I’m heading to Baltimore on Saturday and after I write this blog post, I have to order my train tickets.

Last weekend mom’s co-worker visited us from Illinois. He and mom went to see Cher and he had dinner with us before they went to the concert. He also joined us for Easter brunch. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures (he wasn’t comfortable with them), but we had a nice dinner and breakfast. We shared laughs and stories; he was feeling a little down and I’m glad we could lift his spirits. I’m thankful he partook in the festivities with us. I’m also thankful that Founding Farmers, the place we ate brunch, could accommodate GF and kosher. I was able to keep both. A double win. It was just a nice weekend and I couldn’t be more grateful.

I also wrote a thank you letter to the Hungry Pigeon. This is what I wrote:

Yesterday, Tiarra and I met up for a walk at lunch. I saw her an hour before lunch and we made an impromptu walk date. It was nice to catch up with her, and it was nice sharing laughs as we walked the trail near my full-time job. It was a lovely day and that was the cherry on top of the cake. I’m thankful for Tiarra and I’m thankful that we’ve been friends for 12 years. Just like James. I’m glad I could work with two of my longest pals; I feel blessed to be able to work with friends, both new and old.

Dad, of course! He’s been off all week and has been my chauffeur in the morning. I’m thankful for the Starbucks runs and of course, the money I’m saving on Lyft. I’m also thankful for mom and the rest of my family too.

Also, Shetana! Last week she gave me a Regal gift card. I didn’t get a chance to go to the movies, but I am going on Sunday. This will be a big help and I’m always grateful for such kindness.

What are you thankful for?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 25 April 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It was nice of you to entertain your mom’s visiting co-worker and help lift his spirits. I hope the two of them enjoyed the Cher concert. It was a lucky break to discover that Founding Farmers was willing and able to accommodate your diet restrictions when you went there for brunch. What a lovely letter of gratitude you wrote for Hungry Pigeon! I am sure they appreciated the testimonial and look forward to your next visit as much as you do. You have reason to be thankful having Tiarra and James as friends for a dozen years now. A walk date is a wonderful idea, so much better and healthier than sitting indoors. Those bright smiles speak volumes. You can also be thankful for your dad and mom for all they do for you and it shows a lot of class when you mention them in your posts. It was very nice of Shetana to surprise you with a gift card. You have had many positive encounters lately. I hope you have an educational and fun-filled trip to Baltimore.

    Until then enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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