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Thankfulness ABCs

January 1, 2016. I opened my eyes this morning and lay still. The light seeping through the blinds looked so pretty; and our clean sheets felt so good; and John’s gentle snores made me overflow with love and joy and peace. I lay there for a while thinking and praying. What will the New Year bring? 2015 had a lot of hard stuff. But also many blessings – a lot to be thankful for. I thought about the Thankful List I made a couple of years ago, and I decided that I should start this New Year by making another list. As I was tiptoeing out to my computer to find the ABC Thankfulness template, it occurred to me that I should write a blog about it. Encourage other people to start the year off by focusing on thankfulness. So here I am at my computer, five minutes later, absolutely stunned to see that I already DID write a blog about it. I could gripe about losing my mind and my memory, but instead I will be thankful for a computer to remind me of the things I forget!

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Amanda, Audrey, anise, and Abercrombie T-shirts for a dollar at a yard sale.  This is part of my “A-list” of things I’m thankful for this year.

Thanksgiving Day is a little more than a week away and I’ve been enjoying the posts of many of my friends who are taking part in Facebook’s “ month of gratitude “.

I haven’t been posting regularly in the Month of Gratitude. That’s partly because I somehow missed it until it was well underway. And also because I knew I would get writer’s block trying to think of something “profound” to write in that public arena every single day for a month. 

I went back and forth about it in my mind. So what if it’s not profound? So what if I miss a day?

As a rule I am a thankful person, and I’m usually pretty vocal with my thanks. But I had to…

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