Little Things for Which I am Thankful

So blessed to have caught this moment in time!

So blessed to have caught this moment in time!

It’s Friday, so time for my weekly Friday post which reminds me of how lucky I am to be alive in this world. I hope it encourages you to feel the same way, even if you’ve had a tough week.

Also, thank you to all of you who read my blog, even if you don’t comment. I just checked the subscriptions to it, and I just can’t believe there are people out there reading! Thank you!  And thank you so much to the gentleman from Time for Action, who re-posted my post about animal rights. (Please check out his page if you are interested in animal rights too!)

  1. I helped a foreign student in person last year at my job, and again helped her over email this year. I didn’t think much of it; after all, it’s part of my job to be helpful. But it must have meant a great deal to her because she sent me a very nice box of Belgian chocolates, from Belgium!!  The chocolate lover in me (and in all of my colleagues) was very happy to receive such a lovely, unexpected gift.I guess, if you ever wonder if you can make a small difference with individual actions, well, there’s your answer. You can.
  2. I talked “live” with someone on the phone tonight who I met online and it was awesome! So in line with this person, it’s amazing, the power of the Internet!
  3. A lot of you have heard about the actor, Paul Walker, and his surprising demise earlier this week. He was only 40. That’s a year younger than me. Makes you thankful for what you have, and being alive.
  4. The battery on my bike appears to be having issues this week. I’m glad that I can have such first-world problems. Not everyone in this world even owns a bike, let alone an electric one.
  5. The cat tree that I bought for my animals this week, seems to be a hit. Money well spent if it makes them happy.
  6. My mom and I decided to not exchange gifts this year for Christmas. There comes a time when you just realize it doesn’t make sense to exchange gift cards or such. It is more about the spirit of the holiday than the actual gifts, anyway.
  7. I will be picking up my Xmas decorations from my brother’s house this coming week (they store them for me in their attic.) I love how cozy having a lighted christmas tree can make a home feel.
  8. A few days went by this week where I realized I hadn’t thought about my ex. That’s a really good sign. I also realized that when I did think of him, that pang of sadness wasn’t there anymore. Not like when I deleted his information out of my phone just a few weeks ago. And the more I think about it, our views were diverging more and more, so it wouldn’t have worked out long term. I realize that now.
  9. I came across this video this morning (see it embedded below), and also a friend sent me this link. I hope they both make you smile!

What are you thankful for this week? Please drop me a line below and let me know!

2 thoughts on “Little Things for Which I am Thankful

  1. I am thankful – for getting connected with like minded people, for finding my tribe. For the strength and encouragement I received from them. I value their opinion and get inspired to write more and polish my writing.

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