Three Thanks A Week

Share your gratitude, once a week in three easy bites

Aug 11 Mondays and Tuesdays

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Life’s just a merry-go-round.  Come on up. You might get a brass ring.          ~ Mae West

My Mondays have been blurring into my Tuesdays lately.  It’s not a terribly horrid thing except that certain things have to shift, break routine, and breathe new air.   I like change, it’s an adventure.  But then again, so are merry-go-rounds.

Today I am thankful that

  1. … I am busy in the good way – the way that makes you forget if you ate lunch, or what day it is, or where you left your keys and yet it’s still all okay.
  2. … the person that broke into my car didn’t actually break anything, and instead just took what they thought they needed more than I did.
  3. … a smile is sometimes all it takes to make my day.

For what are you thankful?


Written by Grace

August 11, 2009 at 8:46 pm

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  1. Monday slipped by and Tuesday has gone the same way so tonight I am grateful for:

    1) Doctors and specialists who make sure I am healthy of body and do so with kindness.
    2) The magic of letter writing; the cathartic natural rhythm when reaching out to an old friend.
    3) Thinking of someone and sending packages just because I can.


    August 11, 2009 at 9:10 pm

  2. The view of drug deals & trash out my window has been transformed into a view of deep woods… a young buck, a huge raccoon and a turtle have visited so far.

    The opportunity to start over, in each moment with more compassion for myself and others.

    All the hands that work hard to bring food to my table.


    August 11, 2009 at 10:24 pm

  3. (The one week, I have my thoughts lined up Sunday morning..)

    The summer haze broke into stormy rain, as we drove home from the hills of Westchester county. Home for me, are these hills, rounded, eastern hills, covered with third growth forest, and peppered, even
    now, with fields in the northen end, where corn grows, apple trees sway in the summer breeze and local farmstands offer local produce.

    I am thankful for:

    1) Roots which anchor and sustain me with a sense of place that is home. That the corn of my middle age, is the
    same corn I ate as a child. Sweet, and uniquely full of the flavors of home.

    2) The rise of a world in which I can share my quiet moments of joys across the world, with friends, some of whom only touch my worlds as tiny sparkles on computer screens, but for which my world is still very much richer.

    3) The slower, mellower pace of summer, with pauses and quiet moments.


    August 12, 2009 at 9:24 am

  4. In the vein of it’s the little things today I am thankful I:

    1) Made it through Monday and Tuesday, relatively unscathed
    2) Haven’t smoked in a week and a half – could this be the time I really, really don’t do it again?
    3) Can sense fall’s approach in the slightly cooler morning this morning

    Sera Evans

    August 12, 2009 at 10:33 am

  5. This week has been very tough for a variety of reasons. But with it comes some perspective.

    I’m thankful that I was lucky enough to ‘get my first grandfather secondhand’ as Christy’s family welcomed me with open arms, and Aubrey and I got to know each other very well over the last 15 years before his passing away this Saturday.

    I’m thankful that even tho I had to cancel my attendence at SLCC at literally the last moment (due to the funeral arrangements and such) everyone has been more than understanding.

    I’m thankful that even when I’ve spent something like a dozen hours at a time driving in the car, my Prius seats are still amazingly comfortable and my butt doesn’t go to sleep 🙂

    Sean McPherson

    August 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm

  6. 1. Sundays with life and joy and nothing to-do

    2. Peoples small-talk when they try to cheer one up and I really do manage to get the point

    3. Being able to let some work being undone and feel how I can breath free again


    August 16, 2009 at 9:58 am

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