Thankful Thursday 15 August 2019

Wow! We are halfway through the eighth month and we only have one more month of summer (and winter in the southern hemisphere). I’ve been stressed lately, but I decided that I am going to choose gratitude rather than resentment. I am being helped because I am loved and people want me to succeed. With that in mind, I am going to savour each day one day at a time.

Yesterday was mum’s birthday and I sent her a beautiful image via text for her 55th year. She loved it, and she is a big fan of Dancing Cat. I was going to buy her this card, but copying the image and texting her worked just as well.


While we don’t always get along, I am thankful for her, just like I am thankful for my dad. On Sunday, we went out to lunch and had a great time. We went to the Famous Dave’s in Christiana, DE and laughed over BBQ. I was grateful that they had GF options and it was just a lovely day.

Today I had lunch with James and we chatted about everything going on. We ate lunch and took a walk. We have been friends for 12 years and I’m thankful for his friendship. I am thankful that the handful of friends I have have been part of my life for so long, I am thrilled that we are continuing to grow our friendship. Friendship is a beautiful thing.

Remember when I met Sammy at The Stonewall Inn in NYC? Well, he moved to King of Prussia and we ran into each other! We chatted for 20 minutes and I was so glad that we recognized each other. When I waved to him, he was so happy to see me and I can’t wait to grow this friendship too.


I am thankful for my full-time job and library job as well. I’ve been working over-time at my full-time job and have been working a different schedule at the library; I’m thankful for what both managers do for me. Today I was looking at the collages at the desk at my full-time job and I have an idea for a future blog entry.


What  are you thankful for?


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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 15 August 2019”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    It’s amazing when you travel to another city and use a different computer how you need to keep proving over and over again that you’re you. Mrs. S and I are in a different part of Florida and I am using a borrowed laptop. I needed to send text codes to my phone yesterday and again just now to get into my account and to leave a comment on yours. We will be here another week and very busy taking care of family matters, but I will do my best to stay connected.

    Happy birthday to your mum! I think it was a great idea for you to copy that greeting card and text it to her. It proves you are serious about saving money and that should please her. It’s wonderful to see the happy faces as you and your folks had lunch at Famous Dave’s. I am happy to learn that you also met-up with James and had lunch and took a walk with him. Genuine friendship is indeed a wonderful thing. It’s exciting that you happened to cross paths with Sammy from Stonewall Inn and that he now lives close to you, another opportunity to grow a friendship. I look forward to your post inspired by the collages at the desk at work.

    I am thankful that Mrs. S and I made the trip across the state safely. We have much to do in the days ahead. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, dear friend JM!


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