Thankful Thursday 30 January 2020

I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day of February! The first month of 2020 Vision went quickly! Today is also 4 years since I learned of Brandon’s death. He died on 31 March 2015, but I found out on 30 January 2016. It’s amazing how much things have changed since then; I am more at peace and while I was learning to forgive him, I have also learned to forgive myself. I can’t know what I didn’t know back then and I can’t change what happened either. I can only move forward and he is ash now. I am still standing and I can make an impact in this world.

I am thankful for the wonderful people I met at the skating rink on Sunday. I asked this one teenaged girl if she could get a photo of me skating, she did. After, her best friend asked me if I could get a photo with her. I said, “I would love that!” Her friend took the photo with my phone, then the other group of friends wanted selfies with me. The last photo was a group selfie and each one of them followed me on the Happiness Box Project’s Instagram. They were a lovely group of girls, filled with such positivity. Teenage girls, unlike teenage boys, are awesome and I’ve found that I’m popular among the teenage girls. At Oaks, I have one who is happy to see me every time I’m there and wants photos. Then I have two girls I see at Target once in a while who are so happy to see me too and want selfies. I was bullied as a teenager, so it’s a nice change. I guess my smile, upbeat and kind demeanor attracts people.

Although, not all teenage boys are bad. I met a nice one last Friday who took video of me skating AND agreed to a selfie. I’m thankful for the ones that agree and I’m thankful for the sweet memories I’ve added to my Happiness Box over the years.


I’m also thankful for my health, friends, and family. Dad picked me up from the library tonight and I’m grateful. My library friend also gave me a card with $20 on Tuesday. I’m grateful for that too.

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 30 January 2020”

  1. I work with teenagers and they are a lot of work, indeed. But they can learn kindness. Looks like you found some good eggs on the rink.

    Always thankful for the beautiful role music plays in my life and that of my family.


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