Thankful Thursday 9 January 2020

Week two of the Roaring 20’s 2.0 and Vision 2020! I’m starting to feel a bit better; I’m continuing to rest and things are starting to look up.

Today when dad dropped me off at the train, I kissed him goodbye (he’s sick now too) and we had a good laugh fest as I closed the door. I smiled as I walked onto the platform and then someone caught my eye. After three months, I had a Savage sighting. He looked up, my heart froze, but I just turned away, sat down, and started looking at my phone. Carl wasn’t there this morning. However, I noticed Savage did the same thing. Another woman came around, I’ve been chatting with her for four years, I called her over and we started chatting until the station doors were open. I avoided walking near him, went inside and waited for the train. When the train came, I avoided walking in front of Savage. I joined a group of familiar people. No drama and I’m grateful; I’m thankful that he didn’t even acknowledge me and he was truly someone I didn’t really know… thank God. I’m thankful that it was peaceful and not harmful.

I was telling a few work friends and the one, Ms. Pat said, “Oh, you saw Scarface or whatever his name was?” We both giggled and then she said, “he knows you weren’t playing and you don’t have to worry anymore.” Melody said, “he knows you are off limits.” Another one said, “it’s a shame he didn’t also have a skull and crossbones tattooed on him.” We both laughed and I said, “not yet, but I could sense that danger.” I’m grateful that I listened to my instincts and I’m glad I stood my ground. I’m proud of myself, just like I’m proud of myself for telling a store associate on Saturday that I’m not interested in buying another shirt in the buy 1, get one 50% off, I only need one and I am not spending $40 for two shirts. I walked out feeling proud. I am getting better at standing my ground!

Oh, Instagram gave me back the Happiness Box Project page yesterday! No notification, but when I went to the link, it worked. I also signed in today and I was back to normal. I had some e-mails about where I was and what happened to my personal account. I’m going to keep my personal account deactivated for a bit and I uninstalled Instagram from my phone again. I’m taking a break for a little bit. I want to take a little social media break.

I’m grateful for my friends and family as well. What are you thankful for?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 9 January 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy TT, dear friend! It’s great to know that several circumstances broke in your favor in the last day or two. Number one, you are recovering from your illness. Number two, you handled the Savage sighting elegantly, avoiding drama. You also stood your ground and refused to be pressured into buying two shirts when you only needed one. To top if off, your Insta account is back. That’s a big surprise. Once again you demonstrated self control by leaving your account deactivated for the time being. It’s healthy to lay off social media occasionally. I am actually looking forward to my three week break which starts later this month.

    I am thankful to be moving into a new house three weeks from now. Mrs. Shady and I have been living in cramped quarters for the last two years and I am excited about having a place with more space.

    Have a great Friday and a happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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