Thankful Thursday 25 July 2019

It’s that time of week again! I can’t believe how not only this week, but this month, has flown by! We’re a little less than halfway through the year… I know, I know, the older I get, the time flies. I hope it slows down a little bit.

My first full week back to both jobs since I returned home from my trip last Saturday and I’m thankful for the people I work with. They’ve been listening to my stories diligently and responding positively. Ms. Irene, one of my library co-workers, said to me, “I hope you publish these stories soon! I can’t wait until I see your name in print.” I smiled and I’m going to work towards that.

I’m thankful for all of the memories I made last week. I still keep in touch with Oliver and we were chatting earlier this week. I will admit that I forgot to take photos of the Russian shops in Brighton Beach and Oliver did. I took screenshots and I was going to use them for scrapbooks. I’m thinking now, I think I’ll ask him if I can use them for personal scrapbooks. I don’t think it should be a big deal. Tonight I have to reach out to Sami and express my gratitude for treating me to Polish the Queen last week. I am going to send gratitude to my Neptune City hosts, John and Jim, for making sure I was safe.

Although I didn’t have the best experience at Alex’s air bnb in Brighton Beach, I did get a little bit of refund. Alex and I were chatting – no hard feelings – but we discussed things as two adults. I’m thankful that it went smoothly and there were no hard feelings.

I am thankful for the life I have and I am thankful for everyone in my life. What are you thankful for?

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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 25 July 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I wouldn’t count on time slowing down. Wait until you are my age. You will really notice how quickly a year can pass. Sometimes when you are having a great time you forget to take pictures of the occasion. I think it is a good idea to contact Oliver and ask if you can use the images he took. It’s good manners and he will appreciate you asking. I applaud you for expressing gratitude to all your hosts and to speak up as you did to Alex, if part of the experience was less than satisfactory. A good host wants to know these things and will go out of his or her way to make it right as Alex apparently did in your case.

    I am thankful for my health and my youthful attitude as I approach the 70 year mark a few months from now. Given how quickly time passes, a few months will seem like a few days. 🙂

    I have a new post tomorrow and hope you can stop by. Enjoy your weekend, dear friend JM!


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