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Thankful to be thankful

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I’m thankful to be thankful. I’m thankful I know enough to be thankful.

I’m thankful my son makes me laugh and vice versa.

I’m thankful for family and friends and for virtual friends who have become family.

I’m thankful for things that keep my weary mind amused.

I’m thankful for what I’ve had, what I’ve lost, what I might have.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

Here’s a few things I know and things I’m thankful for, including but not limited to:

1. Thankful for happiness, which can be…a smile, a laugh, family, friends, virtual friends, furry and feathered friends, snowflakes dancing against the darkness, absorbing and not-so-absorbing books, cookies, a movie that makes you laugh and cry, a TV show where you can’t wait for the next episode, turkey or turducken or tofurky or whatever floats your gravy boat, thx5a cozy bed and cozy whatever passes as PJs, chocolate melting on your tongue, a starry night, a hug, silence, a good bargain, a slow dance, a fast dance, dancing with rain on your arms or snowflakes on your tongue, and more…https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

2. Those who believe in fate or faith should never look both ways or check an expiry date (but we do just to be safe).

3. Fear is more contagious than any disease and stronger than an army.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

4. People make choices. How you feel about those choices or the consequences has little or no bearing. Really.

5. The Earth will still be here in one form or another after we’re gone. We spend too much of our time here thinking we want attention, money, fame, etc. when we really want connection. Connect, be kind https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/17/people-forget-kindness-is-free-2/ –  leave the Earth better than when you showed up.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

6. Everyone has their own window on the world, with it’s own screen. You can’t make someone see through your screen and it’s impossible to see through theirs.

7. You can’t walk away from yourself the way you walk away from other people. If you’re going to stay, play nice.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

8. Truth can be painful and can take you places you may not wish to go. Go anyway, it’s worth the trip.

9. The most basic beliefs about reality aren’t true alone, our thinking makes them true in our own experiences. Hopefully this isn’t true about zombies and vampires.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/10. We forget. Our mind is designed to remember and to forget, but too often we forget when someone has been there for us or not. Don’t forget. Be thankful and you probably won’t forget.https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate. Here in Canada we have Thanksgiving in October, weeks before Halloween…go figure. For me, I try to make Thanksgiving a state of mind, not a day. If you shop this Black Friday and/or CyberMonday https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/12/01/12-hours-of-cyber-monday/ – remember the wisdom of Spock, “After a time, you may find that ‘having’ is not so pleasing a thing after all as ‘wanting.’ It is not logical, but it is often true.”https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

Let’s make every day a day where we are thankful, thankful to be thankful, and thankful we know enough to be thankful. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/11/22/thankful-to-be-thankful/

 

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    1. We ‘forget’ how pertinent it is…
      Thank you, I try to pretend every day is a holiday or at least has the spirit of them, that way I always remember to be grateful and kind. 🙂 Hope this week is treating you well so far. 🙂

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  1. Donna,
    Such wisdom!
    I truly look forward to your posts, there are so many wonderful little nuggets of truth!
    I know you said you already had Thanksgiving, I hope it was wonderful! (I sometimes, who am I kidding, I always wish we had it earlier in the States too! It would make the holiday season seem less frenetic!)
    Blessings~

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    1. Thank you so much. I had a lovely Thanksgiving but I’m really trying (with varying degrees of success) to treat each and every day like it’s a holiday or at the very least, in the spirit of the holidays to be thankful, grateful, and kind every day.
      Yes, between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, CyberModay, Christmas, and New Year you guys certainly have a busy time of year. Best wishes with all of that, I know you’re be a wonder at it all, keeping your head and wits about you. Blessings xoxo

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      1. You are so welcome! I’m glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
        I wish!! I am probably one of the most disorganized people you would ever meet! I am ALWAYS running to catch up, like the proverbial hamster running in perpetual circles!
        Blessings to you, too! ❤ xoxo

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      2. Thank you, I had to chuckle! You are right. I think will now be my mantra, and what I say to my kids when they fuss about my disorganization, though I must say the house stays fairly clean. My downfall is my desk, bedroom and laundry room, all of which are very visible! Oh, well…the most amazing things in the world have come from chaos!! Thank you!! 🙂

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  2. That was just amazing and I got goosebumps reading all those deep insights. I would love to quote you with one of your points. Not easy, but I decided on this one “You can’t walk away from yourself the way you walk away from other people. If you’re going to stay, play nice.” Would that be ok for you?

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika, that means so much coming from you because I know how wise you are. Yes, by all means, please, I simply adore how you do the quotes; I’m honoured you would include mine. Thank you.
      Hope this week treats you kindly, Happy Thanksgiving each and every day!!! 🙂 xox

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      1. Oh, thank you so much, Donna! I feel honored you let me share your quote. Believe me, you have a way of writing that makes people look different at situations in life and that makes your posts so insightful. Really, it was not easy to pick only one quote. They all moved me. Thank you so much again. I feel honored 💖

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      2. We are just so lucky to have found each other in this giant virtual haystack, Erika, think of the odds and yet, here we are, enjoying each other so much, one big happy blogging family. The world never ceases to amaze me. 🙂 xox

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      3. You speak directly to my soul. It is amazing where life leads us and what blessings we discover we had never expected. For sure, endless amazement! Have a wonderful day, Donna 💖

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      4. So far, so good, even recycled a post and got it out there for Suzie’s awesome #SundayBlogShare (she started it in 2014 and look at it now). Hope you week ahead is filled with joy!!! 🙂

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    1. I choose to look at the noble traditions instead of the origins of the holiday and I agree with trying to be grateful for each day, I get and for my loving family and blogging family. Wise words. Hope this week is treating you kindly. 🙂 xo

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    1. I really try to celebrate it everyday (some days I have more success than others, but I keep trying).
      Hope this week is treating you kindly, Christine and Happy Thanksgiving, every single day! 🙂

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    1. And I’m thankful for you and I agree, that Spock quote should be everywhere so people can remember, especially around this time of year – maybe they should print it out for stores and on credit card statements. lol 😉 xox

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  3. Mesmerizing as always, Donna. I look forward to every word. Thank you so very much for being so uniquely you. Every post is a gift. Since you’ve already had Thanksgiving, I think Canada should call tomorrow Donna Parker Day. 😀 Great big gratitude hugs!

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    1. Awww, stop, Teagan, you’re making me blush (I’m totally kidding, please continue and yes, I think we should have a Donna Parker Day, but only if I get to wear dungarees and read from the Donna Parker books – which my parents swore they’re never heard of, hmmm, a likely story). lol 😉
      Mega thankful I know Teagan hugs xoxo

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  4. Hi my dear! I hope things are going well in my home and native land! I am always thankful for your gracious and giving spirit. Your kindness is so appreciated, dear Donna! Sending big hugs, Cher xo

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    1. We are more like Canada again these days and loving every minute of it, the True North Strong and Free! How is the Windy City, I was thinking of you today because of the wind, you and your Chris Murphy posts, but it’s warm and I’m loving every minute of it too. 🙂
      Takes a kind person to know one, dear Cher, thanks for dropping by and hope this week is being good to you so far. 🙂
      Big hugs xoxoxo

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      1. Hi dear Donna! Oh is it? We have quite ‘warm’ temperatures at the moment too. I’m okay with the colder weather approaching…..whenever that will be! 🙂 Once a Canuck, always a Canuck! Ah, the wind………..yes, it is always windy here, Donna! Bless you my dear! I always enjoy hearing from you!! And to you as well; thank you! Big hugs, xoxoxo 🙂

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      2. The weather has been amazing and we just got our winter forecast and the Farmer’s Almanac agrees, we’re in for a mild winter, I’m good with that (hopefully it’s not just because of climate change). We’re going to be in double digits this week – no shoveling, no boots, yahooooo!!! Of course, when you’re born with maple syrup in your blood, it sticks!!! 😉
        Big hugs dear Cher and hope this weekend is treating you well. 🙂

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      3. My dear, I just realized that I hadn’t replied to you! Please accept my apologies! Well I’m all about the mild winter too (and I feel the same way as you do: re: climate change). Ah, we have that maple syrup in our blood, don’t we, Donna? Big hugs to you too my dear and I hope you have a wonderful week! Cher xo

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  5. Yes, thankful to be thankful is the way to go. For me, it’s laughter with friends and family, especially having all my children home and listening to them laugh with each other, and making me laugh. Hope you had a happy October Canadian Thanksgiving – it’s good advice to be thankful all year long!

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    1. That sounds like delightful people to be thankful for and I agree, the laughter, yes, that keeps a smile in my heart in good times and not-so-good. 🙂
      I’m thankful you’re part of my blogging family, hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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    1. Such a diverse group!!!
      Thank you for including me (I’m #13, #46, #49, #64 and #81 unless I missed any!).
      Very kind of you to spread the #bloglove.
      Hope this day is being good to you so far. 🙂

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  6. Thank goodness for blogging friends, family, friends, co-workers, puppies, babies and inexplicable Joy! xo
    I love bubbles, balloons, candles, s’mores made with burnt marshmallows from a real campfire. I love my friend, Donna’s blog with handsome men, funny jokes and ways to get me less (much less) serious! 😀 😊

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  7. I’m thankful for fellow blogging friends, family, co-workers, friends, puppies and babies. . .
    I love my dear friend, Donna! I am grateful for her making me laugh, think, enjoy and be much less serious than my regular “self.” You make me to “be a better me!” (Jack Nicholson in “As Good as It Gets.”) 😘😊 xo

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    1. Awww, seriously that’s so sweet I’m trying to hug my laptop as a you substitute, but it’s so cold. lol 😉
      Thank you, I feel the same, we’re so lucky to be part of such an awesome blogging family. 🙂

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      1. I’m very excited when I finally get a chance to read and savor your blog posts! Take it easy and so happy your son is a source of joy, overflowing with special gifts. 😀

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      2. It’s true, for all the bad stuff on the internet and that it’s ‘allowed’, look at blogging, people like us, on opposite ends of the world know each other, connect, and feel like family – that’s very overflowing with joy!!! 🙂

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      3. It really is amazing, Donna! You are just another one of my grown children who I care a lot about.
        “We are family, just my sisters and me. . .” 🎶 🎁 You are a gift yo many!

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    1. lol Yup and then gone turkey… 😉
      Thank you kindly, hope this week is being good to you, hope you get some rest before the busy holiday season starts for you (in life and work). 🙂

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    1. That’s my fault, Teagan, although I’d be happy to blame WordPress with all the insanity I’ve endured from them lately, long story, actually several, but aaarrrgggghhhhh!!! Yes, I’m here, well, trying to play catch up (and I’ll be over to your blog too). Mega why aren’t there more hours in the day and if so, can any of them offer me some sleep hugs xoxoxo

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  8. Awesome post! You’re amazing! I’m thankful, too for many things, but one of them is the bloggers I’ve met through the blogosphere. So many talented people. I’m amazed. And FYI you’re one of those people! 😉

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    1. Awww, thanks so much for sharing this, I appreciate this lovely reblog. Thank you.
      I still love Julia Child, she had such a joy-filled soul.
      Thank you again and may the day give you gifts of happiness and hope, Jonathan. 🙂

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