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TToT this week…

Ten Things of Thankful


  1. Three bookcases were donated to the library downstairs. Books are donated all the time and even with the occasional recycling, we have had more books than cases so the three added are a blessing.
  2. Adding the new bookcases to the library means the chair and ottoman have to go (but there is a sofa in there) and I know someone moving into their new home soon and they can use them.
  3. Sad to see the chair and ottoman go but someone donated four padded folding chairs we can use in the library. Interesting how needs are met so readily.
  4. Thankful for helpful neighbors who always come through when they are needed.
  5. A neighbor who uses a walker and sometimes a wheelchair fell getting out of the elevator. There was a workman in the lobby and saw her fall, called 911 and stayed with her until EMS got here. Once again a need is met! She is in rehab for six weeks and is doing well.
  6. I am thankful I found this blog world to be a part of and for the sweet and encouraging comments I receive about my posts. They make me happy.
  7. I am in good health and always have energy to do what I want or need to do.
  8. Catkids that amuse me, sometimes annoy me, and always are a source of happiness, company, and comfort.
  9. April warmth and sunshine and showers.
  10. Life is not always easy or fun but there is always joy.

Life is good!

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26 thoughts on “TToT this week…

  1. I enjoyed reading your TToT post, a nice list of gratitudes. Taking those steps from an elevator, or from an escalator, or the curb cause me to be extra careful ever since I fell over a year ago. I just don’t want to have a repeat. How fortunate there was someone there to help your neighbor right away. Having the energy you need and being in good health are indeed blessings. Wishing you a joyful week.

    1. I had a fall last year. It wasn’t as bad as it could have been but it has made me a bit more cautious when walking. My week is a wonderful one. Thanks.

  2. Your first three items kind of remind me of that “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…” book series. Isn’t it true in life that things often unfold one right into the next, having a ripple effect that sometimes we don’t quite notice right away.
    I am always thankful for good health and your #10 – perfect. I couldn’t agree more!
    Have a great week, Patricia!

    1. Life does move along never still for long. Good health is wonderful. When I have bad days I remind myself of the good ones. Sometimes I have a pity party first, though. 🙂

  3. It’s good to be thankful… good for me to write down the things I am thankful for because it starts the day off right. Very nice to have bookcases donated to the library! I really am a fall and winter person but April is a beautiful month!

    1. I like all the seasons where I live. It is pretty mild except for a few weeks of cold in the winter and a few weeks of hot humidity in the summer.

    1. April is a time of new beginnings with life in nature bursting forth. There are always needs and it seems the neediest are often hidden and we must take the time to see them.

  4. It sounds like you have good neighbours. I find these hard to come by these days. I’m hoping that when we move we’ll find more of a community. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Most of the people here are great but there are a couple I steer clear of. It is a blessing to be in a community of people who take the time out of busy lives to be friendly. I hope you find good neighbors when you move. Just remember sometimes you have to take the initiative.

  5. I love your apartment library, and the donated bookcases and folding chairs are wonderful additions. It tells me people are enjoying the library when they add things to make it better! It sounds like you had just the right new home for the chair and ottoman, too, so the blessing continues!

    I am grateful that the neighbor who feel received prompt care and will be ok, and I am happy that you remain in good health, able to get out and about in the nice Spring weather!

    You, and the posts you share make a wonderful addition to our TToT community, and I am so glad you came to join us, it makes me smile as people there discover what a sweet and thoughtful person you are, because I already knew that!

    Catkids, our lives would be sooo much poorer without them. I think the are the most delightful, annoying, affectionate companions we could ever wish for! I saw a YouTube video today where cats learned to push a bell to be given a treat. I quickly envisioned my Toby and Tiggy learning that trick in about a minute and hoping to play the game non-stop from then on! 🙂

    April is a lovely month and you are so right about #10, it’s not always easy or fun, in fact it often isn’t either, but there are always reasons to be joyful and thankful. I’m thankful I have you for a friend! XOXO

    1. I saw the video you mention. I doubt Teddy or Jack would be good candidates to learn that trick. They know I would just give them the treat bell rung or not. I had to laugh when I read that you think me sweet and thoughtful. If you had been in my head this afternoon you would have cringed. I was angry! Fortunately, I was alone and had time to talk with you know Who and calmed down but my Irish had been flaring!

      1. I think we all have those moments. The key is that you recognized that you were out of control and turned to the One who could calm you and restore your perspective. Sometimes there is righteous anger too, but even then we need to be careful to not let it consume us or make us act out in uncaring ways. I used to blow up fairly often, I am mellowing as I get older, thankfully. 🙂

        1. I had an awful temper as a child! It didn’t get better until I learned it wasn’t me that is the center of the universe. Mellowing is a plus in the aging thing.

    1. We have some beautiful trees in the neighborhood. They are great messengers of Spring. I hope to get a picture of one to replace this that I found on pixabay.

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