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This week's Thankfuls include but not exclusive:
October 16th Thankful: two trips to two local scrapbooking stores, for all the available beautiful papers & accessories, Thankful that I can reach into my purse & have money to pay for a few purchases.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Bruce Lee. Rather an appropriate quote as I think about my ever growing paper stash & trying to find my mojo of creative decision rather than creative constipation. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams
October 17th Thankful: we worked outside in the garden together, sorting out what goes into the shed for the winter, what needs to go to recycle, what pots need emptying, are there enough rose huts for all the rose bushes. Thankful that we had a wonderful summer in the garden & on the patio. I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. Robert Browning
October 18th Thankful: a hot shower. It's easy to take a shower when ever, we have a functioning hot water tank always at the ready & running water. We are on notice that our water rates are going to increase in the new year. Our area gets its fresh water from Artisan wells (underground water) so the care of the surrounding farm land is critical. Thankful that in spite of the cost, it is readily available & clean. Thankful that I have a washer & dryer in my home & that I can do laundry when ever (although I do stick to the cheaper off hour hydro rotation schedule).We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room. Bella Abzug
October 19th Thankful: for so many ready & willing volunteers that man the polling stations, that staff the information desks at the hospitals, Thankful that even at 6:30am the 3 older gentlemen staffing the information desk at the hospital for Mr Man's eye specialist appointment, were not only helpful but rather entertaining in their conversation with everyone coming in. I am a morning person, but I must admit these 3 had early morning cheerfulness wrapped up in a bow! Volunteers are paid in six figures... S-M-I-L-E-S. ~Gayla LeMaire
October 20th Thankful: sunny breaks in rather a dismal rainy day. I am Thankful for the rain which benefits the garden, especially the evergreens as we go into winter. It is the winter winds that dry out the evergreens which causes the end of such a lovely living growing plant. I was Thankful for those breaks which allowed me a walk outside - twice; one walk was for pleasure, the other walk with purpose, I walked into town to the clinic. Most Thankful for a job & that it is close to home. Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. ~Kin Hubbard
October 21st Thankful: Mr Man travels a lot for his job. I am Thankful that he always ensures I have all the trip details at the ready, that the water jug is full (we use large purchased water as our tap water isn't very pleasant to drink), the garbage is stacked for recycle & bagged for garbage pickup. All tasks that I am able to do, but Thankful that he does anyway. Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. ~Simone Signoret
October 22nd Thankful: today I have mixed feelings about my Thankful. It's good to be remembering but I absolutely hate that we have to. Today we are remembering Cpl. Nathan Cirillo age 24. He was standing guard at the war memorial in our nation's capital, Ottawa. He was shot by a lone crazed gunman - a needless useless death. Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, 53, was purposely run over & killed 2 days before Nathan by another extremists; another needless & senseless death. Both men died while in service to their country on home soil.
I am most Thankful that there are men & women who give their life to service. I have many family members in the forces; a sister that was in the Canadian Air Force, a brother who served in the Canadian Navy; and three of my American relatives serve in Army & Navy.
Today I will remember & give Thanks to the bravery of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Office Patrice Vincent Both men will be honoured in a service today in our nation's capital. Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love. Morihei Ueshiba
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