Thankful Thursday 14 January 2021

Happy Thursday, dear readers! We’re half-way through the first month of 2021, and I think we’ll keep the current year. It’s up to us to make lemonade out of lemons and finding the tune in the rain to dance to.

I survived almost a week in my new role! I had some anxiety about timing issues and tech issues, so first thing is first, I want to thank all of you that listened. Both issues have been smoothed out, and it truly was first week grumbling. I’ve had another newbie e-mail me some questions and we’re both in the same boat.

I’m learning the reigns, but once I get used to the analytics and get the programming I need to learn, it’ll be all good. With some practice and patience, I will be there in no time (okay, I am giving myself a good six months to learn, which is a good rule of thumb). I’m thankful for my new co-workers, they’ve been very helpful.

I officially joined OCJAC! Rabbi Zash was extremely helpful in signing me up. I can’t wait to join weekly Shabbat Zooms and I can’t wait to tour the galleries, by appointment only. I’m hoping that I can awaken my artistic spirit and maybe I’ll share some of my scrapbooks with the community. I am grateful for this opportunity. Here is their site:

I’m thankful that there is less than a week left of the Trump Presidency and he was impeached for the second time. I’m praying for peace on the 20th and that we can usher a wave of kindness in. Stay tuned, I am going to do a special post (or two) leading up the inauguration.

I’m also grateful for friends and family. What are you thankful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 14 January 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I couldn’t agree more with how your are framing this. Every new task, every new job, requires a period of adjustment. It’s slow and go for a while, but eventually you get into the groove and wonder what all the worry and fuss was about. I’m happy to know you have helpful co-workers. You, in turn, can help that other newbie. I envy you having the opportunity to visit the Old City Jewish Arts Center and view those colorful exhibits. Mrs. Shady and I love that kind of thing.

    We do need to keep praying for a peaceful transition in Washington. Seems we can’t win. If we try to cut off the communication that allows extremists to organize and attack, we are accused of violating freedom of speech. I think most reasonable people agree that protecting human lives and our democracy are most important at this critical juncture.

    Happy Thankful Thursday, dear friend JM!


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