Thankful Thursday 17 June 2021

Half-way through June already!? 2021 is truly flying by. I can’t believe the Summer Solstice is on Sunday and Midsummer is next Thursday. My birthday is two weeks from Sunday.

I’ve been busy in the evenings working on scrapbook pages for Happiness Box Project 2020. Since I have 365 notes and a lot of photos, I can’t go all out with fancy decorating. That would take up too much room and I want to keep the Happiness Box Project in one scrapbook binder. HOWEVER, I will scrapbook special moments such as travels. I’ve been working on Belmar/Asbury Park’s pages this week. I’m done and I already finished half of August.

I’m thankful for the kind comments on, Facebook, and Reddit. Some of my layouts received awards. I’m grateful for the experiences and how they turned out. I also loved using lyrics to different songs for these layouts.

I also finished a special layout for Memorial Day 2020:

This weekend I’m going to create a special layout for Atlantic City as well. Atlantic City from 30 August 2020.

I’m thankful for Jody on for spearheading an activity yesterday. She wanted people to send community merit badges to the members that judged the Quill awards this year. I was one of the judges. Last night when I got home from the library, I had 16 e-mails waiting for me. 16 different merit badges and words of kindness thanking me for all that I do around the site. I woke up to 6 e-mails this morning, same thing, and I received 8 more through the day. 30 new MBs! I’m grateful for my friends and the community in general.

I’m thankful for the library. Next weekend they are having a Pride story time for children ages 8-12. I asked the library director if I could go, if I should sign up, and she said to just come. She knows how much I like participating in Pride events, so I’m thankful I was welcomed. The story time will be taking place outside. I’m thankful for the library in general.

I’m also thankful for family and friends. 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 17 June 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I am all verklempt, dear friend, knowing that you are receiving so much recognition for your skills. The scrapbook layouts are terrific. I love how you used song lyrics on several of the pages. I used to do scrapbooking, and remember how satisfying it is to select elements and arrange them on the “canvas” to make every page a work of art. I am thrilled that you received so many merit badges for your work on It was nice of Jody to spearhead the initiative.

    I applaud the library for offering a Pride story time for children. They are part of the solution, helping kids grow into enlightened, responsible, kind, caring and tolerant adults. We need more programs of this kind across the nation.

    I am thankful for the opportunity to learn, teach and make a difference every day of my life.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, dear friend JM!


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