Thankful Thursday 3 September 2020

Happy first Thursday in September! I can’t believe we’re in the 9th month of the year and we only have a little over 3.5 months to go until 2021. I made a post on Instagram on Tuesday about the progress of Happiness Box 2020. It grew a bit over the summer, not as much as last year’s (or the previous), but that’s okay. 2020 is a special year and I am grateful for everything I’ve learned this year.

I even decorated the Atlantic City bag.

I’m so thankful that my full-time job holds a Torah/Bible Study and that I can get in touch with learning about Judaism. Avi talked about Rosh Hoshana yesterday and even blew his Shofar. It was a neat experience and I’m grateful Joel came up with the idea. I also like how Joel connects his Christianity with Avi’s Judaism; we really are all connected at the end of the day, it’s truly beautiful.

I’m thankful for my friends. I’ve had a difficult week this week because I chose to let someone go. The friendship was adding more stress than it was worth, especially since it became passive aggressive and the person didn’t really want to communicate. I’m thankful for Anna, Christina, and Marsha for listening.

I’m also thankful for family. What are you thankful 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 3 September 2020”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy TT, dear friend!

    Some people I know have been remarking how quickly 2020 has passed, while others say it has dragged on endlessly due to the stress of the virus, the contentious political climate and the violence and turmoil across America as we progress toward the November election. I am very happy that you are taking advantage of an opportunity to learn more about Judaism and its connections with Christianity.

    I’m sorry that you found it necessary to bring an unproductive friendship to an end, but I applaud you for having the courage and wisdom to do so. Pruning dead branches from a tree or shrub promotes healthy new growth. The time and energy you once invested in that doomed relationship can now be put to better use with existing true blue friends like Anna, Christina, and Marsha, and forging new friendships.

    Once again, happy Thankful Thursday to you, dear friend JM. Enjoy your Friday and weekend!


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