Thankful Thursday 15 July 2021

Wow, can you believe we’re halfway through July already!? Once July is over, we’re past the halfway mark of the year. Please slow down a little 2021!

Today marks 11 years since I became a nose pierced beauty! 2021 has the same days as 2010, which means I became a nose pierced beauty on Thankful Thursday! This is my favourite piercing by far and I’m thankful mom took me to Main Line Tattoo and Piercing to get it done. Happy 11th anniversary, nose piercing!

Yesterday I received a package in the mail from my Reddit Gifts Santa. It was from my Pride Santa and it was a healthy sized box. I carried it in and brought it downstairs and ripped it open:

This really was a Happiness Box! This was a much needed surprise yesterday.

I love the shirt and can’t wait to wear it. Ace and full of love. The love I carry for myself and others during Pride and beyond. I’m also demi about romance and carry love for anyone I vibe with.

The worry doll is coming in handy; I’m in an anxiety spiral now and I’ve taken a break from Facebook to control that spiral. I’m writing, I’m journaling for the Happiness Box, and I’ve started talking to the worry doll.

I can’t wait to use the tea towels when I cook and I can’t wait to hang up the rainbow! The socks and scrunchie will come in handy not only for roller skating, but ice skating in the winter too! Thank you so much Pride Santa for making my day so bright!

I’m truly verklempt. This week I am grateful for my friends and the community. As I mentioned above, I’m experiencing an anxiety spiral; I’m thankful for my friends who have listened and haven’t judged me. I’m also thankful for family.

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.

2 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday 15 July 2021”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    Happy Thankful Thursday, dear friend! Leave it to you and your meticulous record keeping to remember that today marks 11 years since you had your nose pierced at Main Line. What a wonderful box of goodies from your Pride Santa, not only in observance of just completed Pride Month, but as a way of extending your birthday celebration! Love the shirt, tea towels, sox and hair scrunchie, I was particularly interested in the worry doll. I needed to look it up. I found the following explanation: <> I hope you are gaining peace, insight and wisdom talking to your doll.

    If you are experiencing anxiety, make it okay. Everybody goes through it, now more than ever. Go back and listen to those TED talks. Remember that you have caring friends everywhere who are standing by to help.

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


    1. This is the segment that belongs in the brackets: Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. … The princess received a special gift from the sun god that allowed her to solve any problem a human could worry about. The worry doll represents the princess and her wisdom.


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