Thankful Thursday 1 April 2021

Happy April Fool’s Day! What I’m about to announce is no joke…

…Are you ready?…

…Are you really ready?…


…TODAY THIS BLOG TURNED 3 YEARS OLD! On this day in 2018, I created this WordPress Blog to document my project. I hoped that this blog would help to inspire others and it did… in spades!

I want to thank you, my dear readers, for helping me get to this milestone. I also want to thank you for following along with me. I love y’all!

Tonight marked the 5th night of Passover. I can’t believe Passover 2021 ends in three days. Sunday, 4 April. My parents and I had a multi-faith meal/Seder tonight. We had Hymie’s brisket, they had wild rice, dad and I had spinach, and I made GF matzo ball soup from Yehuda’s GF matzo meal. Dinner turned out deliciously and the Seder was fun. It wasn’t traditional, but I am thankful for my parents. I’m thankful for how special Passover has been so far.

Last night the National American Jewish History Museum hosted a Freedom Seder on Zoom. It was from 2019, but in between the speeches, Dan and Emily came on to discuss different topics about Passover and Freedom. It was their take on the four questions. While we can’t be together in person, I am grateful for all the NAJHM does. After the pandemic is over and they can reopen, I’m going to get a membership.

Tribe12 also hosted a Passover April Fool’s Zoom Happy Hour and I lost the Zoom link. I’m grateful that Issa sent me the link. I’m glad Issa and I connected on Facebook. The Happy Hour was a lot of fun and we played virtual games. I can’t wait to attend more.

I’m also thankful for friends and 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 1 April 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy TT, April Fools’ Day and 3 year anniversary of your HBP blog, dear friend! As you know I’ve been with you the entire time plus an equal number of years before it started, perhaps longer.

    I’m verklempt knowing that you and your folks sat down together and enjoyed a multi-faith meal. The pictures and smiling faces speak volumes. Mrs. Shady often prepares rice dishes, cooked spinach and dumpling soup. I am sure she’d be willing to make the kind of meal you recently served and I’d love eating it. I’m happy to know your observance of Passover has been special so far. I’m glad to learn that you took part in the National American Jewish History Museum’s Freedom Seder on Zoom and that you made it to the April Fool’s Zoom Happy Hour.

    I am thankful that we got a new heat pump installed at our house today to replace the old system that was old and leaking. We are now much better equipped to meet the air conditioning challenges that lie ahead during the spring, summer and fall months in Florida.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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