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My Thankfuls this week include but not exclusive to:
Oct 9th Thankful for: time in the garden, weather cleared, sun shone, I planted some Snow Drop bulbs. For many years I have admired Snow Drops in others gardens and thought I need to plant, but wow were they expensive for so few in a package. On Thursday I went to Costco and as I was dreamily walking the Christmas aisle, I saw a Costco size package of Snow Drop bulbs just sitting alone among the Christmas stuff. Odd. I had a staff person scan and wow the price was low for 18 bulbs! The Universe (bless her) presented me with this gift - I accepted with Thanks. Next year I too shall have Snow Drops in my garden. "Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?" ~Edward Giobbi
Oct 10th Thankful for the privilege & right to vote - we participated in the Federal Election Advanced Polls as on Elections Day (19th) Mr Man & I will be at 7am appointment with a specialist for Mr Man's ongoing eye problem & since we didn't know what was going to happen, we wanted to be sure we didn't miss our chance to vote. This is a tight race, emotions are running quite high - please send Canada your positive energy for the leader we need to lead us. I am so Thankful that I live in this great country. "With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee." (part of our national anthem).
Oct 11th Thankful for: a small family gathering for Thanksgiving celebration, one sister, one brother & us. My hosting (older) sister is far from traditionally inspired, so the dinner was ribs & a ham for the meat eaters, I brought a soy based protein main along with my requested broccoli salad (I do have some fame in the family for this salad) along with a new recipe for a corn casserole. Sister did make a pumpkin pie to satisfy my "need" for tradition. I am Thankful for the efforts my sister made. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Richard Bach
Oct 12th Thankful for: a weather perfect long weekend as we celebrated Thanksgiving, ate lots, gave a collective thank you. Had one of the final mugs of tea I will enjoy sitting on the patio this year. Thankful for tea, & as my Grandmother always said "tea cures all that ails you."
Oct 13th Thankful for: medical expertise readily found at 2am. Long story made quite short; I have a serve bladder/kidney infection. (How????) Most Thankful already feel on the mend.
Oct 14th Thankful for: workmen that come into our home & show respect. It was a follow up to the furnace installation a few weeks back. Mr Man & I feel that our home is our sanctuary, so when someone comes into it we are concerned about the energy that is brought along. “ Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space (& situation).” Jill Bolte Taylor. After seeing Dr Jill interviewed & reading her book "My Stroke of Insight" I found her quote about bringing energy to every situation quite revealing & it has impacted a lot of how I think & conduct myself in many life situations. I do believe we are all connected with our energy. I want to bring a positive energy with me.
Oct 15th Thankful for: reminding myself of yesterday's quote & the energy I make/bring. Being truly joyful for others happy news. Sometimes when a door is closed (slammed) I can stand at the closed door for far too long before I notice another door of possibility. I have a daily quote stand that I created using some of my scrap stash items & on one of the days I have a reminder to be Open To Possibilities. Which reminds me of Albus Dumberdore's quote (JK Rowling) "Light can be found in even the darkest of times if we only remember to turn on the light." Thankful for a life partner that will turn on the light for me when I seem to stumble in the darkness; who will take my hand & lead me on to the lighted door of new & different possibility.
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