Thankful Thursday 21 May 2020

Well, this Thankful Thursday is much happier than last Thankful Thursday; the universe has a way of working itself out. It’s nice when the news is off and there’s not much kvetching. Honestly, I think we should all stop watching so much media. I don’t agree with my parents politically and I might not like how mom treats me, but I am here and I’ll be here for a while, so I am going to make the best of it and remember to feel gratitude, even in the not-so happy moments.

Today is Claire’s birthday and I sent her a birthday gift. She received the gift this morning and she was quite thankful for my kindness. I’m hoping we can get together for tea after this pandemic; I’m grateful for our friendship.


Earlier corporate had their daily zoom meeting and one of the women in Michigan sent me a really sweet comment, which made me verklempt. I’m thankful for these Zoom meetings, they make my morning each week day morning.


On Sunday I was going through a scrapbook/yearbook I made in 11th grade. Instead of buying a yearbook that year, I decided to make a scrapbook of the year, had friends fill out surveys, put in personal accomplishments and had friends sign it. A friend I met 20 years ago at summer camp signed the scrapbook and also filled out a survey. I had the hugest  crush on him, but haven’t seen him in three years. I posted on City-Data’s People Finder, people responded and found his Facebook. I’m no longer on Facebook, so I resurrected my ace_of_hearts7489 account, and sent him a quick message: Hi! I have a new account: thehappinessboxproject and text me some time. Hopefully it wasn’t too quick that it will signal a problem. I hope I hear from Justin and I’m grateful for City-Data’s help.


Justin and I in physics, 2008, a few weeks before I graduated from high school. He graduated in 2009.

Also, I was going through my personal newsfeed to see how far back it went (it goes back 10 years – first post someone made on my newsfeed was 6 May 2010… my first newsfeed post was from 11 December 2011). I found this cute video from July 2014 and I wanted to share it:

What are you grateful for today?

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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 21 May 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I was just telling another friend earlier today that being pinned down by COVID is enabling some of us to mend strained relationships, especially with those who are cooped up along with us. I hope that trend continues in your household. I don’t watch the news anymore because it always infuriates me.

    Happy birthday to your good friend Claire! it was nice of you to remember and gift her. I love the music affirmation you sent her. That was a sweet exchange between you and your new friend in Michigan following the Zoom meeting. I hope Justin receives your message and reconnects with you. I loved the musically inclined cats and kittens in that video. I used to play drums. That drumming kitty looks more talented than I was! 🙂

    I am grateful that we had a good rain storm a short while ago to freshen up our lawn and garden.

    Happy TT, dear friend JM!


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