Thankful Thursday 8 December 2022

I’m feeling better today than I have been feeling in the last few days. I’m grateful for that and I have to thank David for that. I said this to him earlier:

I tend to feel bad when I get moody and irritated. When I was a kid, Nan often did what you did yesterday. I often just cuddled up to her and closed my eyes, and she’d play with my hair or kissed my head.

Maybe feeling loved and supported is what soothes me. I also thanked him again for the bracelet and said yesterday made me feel so special. He replied, “Cause you are to me.” D’awww. I said he was special to me as well. Truly.

He picked me up from work today and since I didn’t have anywhere time sensitive to be, it was nice. I printed the photo of me wearing the bracelet, so he took me to Walgreens, then Michaels. I’m going to make a layout for Happiness Box 2022. He came into both stores with me. He thought Michaels was overwhelming. I laughed and said, “get used to it!” He smiled and said, “that’s why I’m here.” I’m beyond grateful for David. I’m so glad he’s in my life.

I’m also grateful for dad, mom, and my friends. What are you grateful for today?

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday 8 December 2022”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I’m happy to know that your mood is on the upswing,dear friend. If the Michaels store you referred to is the chain of arts and crafts shops, I know them well, because Mrs. Shady practically lives at Michaels, and often drags me along. They are beehives of activity.

    Recently we were shopping at Michaels and had an opportunity to “pay it forward.” A woman of color was in the check-out line directly in front of us. When they rang up her order, she found, to her embarrassment and bewilderment, that she didn’t have enough money to pay for all of the items. She was going to put some of them back, but Mrs. Shady stepped in and paid the $30 extra dollars so that the woman didn’t need to leave anything behind. When we finished going through check-out and left the store, the grateful woman was waiting for us. She led us to her car in the parking lot where her elderly mother was waiting. They both thanked us profusely for our random act of kindness and told us about the gifts they intended to make for the children in their family with the materials we helped them buy. That’s the kind of moment that makes life worth living, JM. I will always remember the looks on their faces and how good Mrs. S and I felt.

    Even though our car got smashed today on the trip to Orlando Airport and back, I am thankful we were not injured and thankful to be back home and off the crowded highways.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!


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