Thankful Thursday 5 January 2023

Happy New Year, dear readers! So much to be grateful for today, especially on the first Thursday of 2023. I shall begin.

Last week I noticed that I misplaced my Passport. I called everywhere in Philadelphia and they hadn’t seen it. I lost phone service for 3 days, and just got it back an hour ago. When I got home, I had a lot of mail waiting for me and I had an unaddressed envelope waiting for me. I was curious and when I opened it, it was my Passport! Thank you anonymous person for finding my Passport and sending it back to me! Much love and blessings! I’m grateful and it’s totally a “pay-it-forward” type moment. I’ll be paying it forward in spades.

I’m also grateful for David, my friends, and my 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.

One thought on “Thankful Thursday 5 January 2023”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    You surely do have a lot for which to be thankful this Thursday, dear friend. It must have given you a terrible feeling to lose your passport and know it was out there somewhere but unable to track it down. When you opened that mystery envelope and found your passport returned, you got proof that there are some really good people in this world. I am verklempt over your happy ending.

    Yessum, since you will likely never know the kind person who went to the trouble of returning your passport, and will not be able to thank them directly, the next best thing is to pay it forward. Go forth and commit random acts of kindness. Make a needy stranger’s day and you will multiply the joy and satisfaction you feel at this moment.

    Thanks for coming to visit Shady’s Place today. Have a wonderful Friday and a safe and happy weekend, dear friend JM!


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