Thursday, November 16, 2017

TToT - 11/17/17

Ten Things of Thankful

Welcome to Ten Things of Thankful!

We gather here each weekend to share our posts about the things we are thankful for in our lives, and sometimes just to report that we've survived a difficult week; when we start focusing on the positives and the silver linings, we are able see that life is good. We also encourage each other by sharing pieces of our own journey. The people who participate in TToT are a truly awesome bunch from all age groups and all walks of life; I hope you'll join us and invite your blog friends to do the same, everyone is welcome!

At Ten Things of Thankful we believe that there are many little things in our lives to be thankful for each day as well as the big things that stand out. Keep in mind that you are not required to list ten things if you can't come up with that many, nobody is keeping score, just do the best you can! You'll find that once you get started, more things tend to pop into your head. There is no specific format required for your post, you are encouraged to do it your way. Variety makes it interesting!  :-)

This week's TToT link-up will open shortly after midnight (Central Time) on Thursday night, and will remain open until Tuesday night, so you have plenty of time to work on your post.

Please visit as many of the links as possible, sharing your thoughts is what this group is all about; and PLEASE check back next week for new links that were added later, those folks will appreciate your comments too!

Thank you for your part in making our Ten Things of Thankful blog such an uplifting experience!

Josie Two Shoes
TToT Coordinator

Please take a moment to answer the following question in the comments section below. It's a fun way for us to get to know each other a little better.  What is the most useful thing your mom or dad (or another adult figure in your life) taught you?

12 comments:

  1. They taught me to read. That's the most useful thing, and a big blessing, and my favorite hobby!

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    1. I think that a love of books and reading is one of the most important gifts parents can give a child, it will open up so many doors and give them so much pleasure for their whole lifetime!

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  2. My parents taught me about integrity... to do the right thing, to honor your commitments, and to keep your word. They taught me to care about those less fortunate and to value what I had.

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    1. Teaching our children values is important!

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  3. Humor, they both were able to find something to chuckle about in any circumstance. I am blessed that my mom is still here. She was able to find humor even when she had a temporary colostomy bag after colon cancer surgery four years ago.

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    1. A sense of humor is a wonderful gift to give a child, with it we can survive almost anything, just as your Mom has proven! XO

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  4. The balance of things. This comes in handy, even when a situation is causing me to become dramatic or whatever. I think and I take a breath and I remember to find balance.

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    1. Balance is not always easy and to have that as a goal to maintain is awesome! If we start swinging wildly at one end or the other we are going to fall off! Balance keeps us on track. :-)

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  5. I don't consistently post, read, or comment but somebody is consistent making sure we have a go-to "blog hop" to link our gratitude post. You! Thank you for YOU!
    https://carinsgratitude.blogspot.com/2017/11/thanksgiving.html

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    1. It's an easy thing for me to do, Carin, and I'm glad you join in when you are able! We all lead busy lives, so it's nice to catch up with each other this way. :-)

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  6. My mother taught me to work hard by her example. She is a smart woman. She has answers to my questions as a child. When she does not know the answer, she shows me how or gives me resources to find the answers. I admire her so much!
    My father taught me early to stay away from gambling and bad habits. I am still afraid to gamble even play cards or get drunk, etc . . .

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    1. These were good lessons learned! We do follow our parents example and hard work gets us where we want to be. I also appreciate parents who teach their children how to solve their problems and find answers because life will present many challenges over the years. Your father was wise, life has enough temptations and most of them are better off avoided!

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