Friday, August 16, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Mid-August (Already!)

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I'm really enjoying summer this year! I would be sad to see it drawing to an end, except I really love fall. Fall is the season of Thanksgiving, but each week of the year is a great time to join in the Ten Things of Thankful! Don't wait until November; join us today! :-)

Joining this week:
The Prolific Pulse
Thankful Me
A Multitude of Musings
MessyMimi's Meanderings

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: August 9, 2019

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Is it back to school time where you live? When I was a child, back to school time came after Labor Day, but it seems like school now starts in August. I liked school, but I am thankful that I didn't have to start in August. 


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Friday, August 2, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Another Co-host Announcement!

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As you might remember, in June I announced the return of co-hosts to the Ten Things of Thankful. One person said she would be willing to co-host, but she needed to wait until August. Well, guess what? It's August! Please welcome Lisa of The Prolific Pulse as our latest co-host!

I'm thankful for all the co-hosts and bloggers who help spread the word about this blog hop and, of course, for all of you who participate! A blog hop wouldn't be a blog hop without you!

Joining in this week:
The Prolific Pulse
A Season and a Time
MessyMimi's Meanderings
The Wakefield Doctrine
Thankful Me
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings
Carin's Gratitude




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Friday, July 26, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: July 26, 2019

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How is it possible that July is nearly over? I hope you are having lots of summer fun. Tell us what you are thankful for this week!

Linking up this week:
Thankful Me
The Prolific Pulse
Her Headache
A Season and a Time
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Lorraine's Frilly Freudian Slip
A Multitude of Musings
The Wakefield Doctrine
Viola's Daily Musings


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Friday, July 19, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: July 19, 2019

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Welcome to another week of the Ten Things of Thankful. I hope that each of you has had a chance to reflect on things that bring a feeling of gratitude to your heart. Whether you are thankful for small steps or giant leaps, there is benefit in recognizing them and acknowledging them, so write them down and link them up! 😊

Joining us this week:
MessyMimi's Meanderings
The Prolific Pulse
Thankful Me
A Season and a Time
Backsies is What There is Not
The Wakefield Doctrine
Viola's Daily Musings

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: July 12, 2019

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Exciting things are brewing here at the Ten Things of Thankful, not the least of which is that we have re-introduced the idea of co-hosts. So far, I (Kristi) am joined by Clark, Dyanne, and Pat as co-hosts of this blog hop. Stay tuned for future announcements of additional co-hosts!


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Friday, July 5, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Welcome, July!

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While many in the United States might be taking a long weekend this week due to Independence Day, I hope that you can find a minute or two to reflect on what you are thankful for now. The link stays open until Tuesday night, so you have time to link up with us. Can't wait to read your posts!

Linking up this week:
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
The Prolific Pulse
ThankfulMe
The Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies is What There is Not
Carin's Gratitude
Viola's Daily Musings
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Friday, June 28, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: End of June Already!

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Am I the only one who finds it hard to believe that June is nearly over? I'm sure I'm not the only one who is full of thanks this summer, though. Come join this great community as we express thankfulness!

The Prolific Pulse
Thankful Me
Josie Two Shoes
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
The Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings



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Friday, June 21, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Summer is Here!

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Two weeks ago, we had a great celebration of the TToT's 6th anniversary. Now, we are welcoming summer, no matter what the weather says! So, jot down some things you are thankful for, and link up a post. Thankfulness is a year-round activity!

Joining us this week:
MessyMimi's Meanderings
The Prolific Pulse
Josie Two Shoes
A Multitude of Musings
Thankful Me
A Season and a Time
The Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings
Lorraine's Frilly Freudian Slip

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: June 14, 2019

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Wow! What a party we had last week! In fact, if you are reading this on Friday or Saturday (June 14-15), the celebration is still going on! We extended the link up to allow everyone who wanted to to join the 6th anniversary party of the Ten Things of Thankful. If you thought you missed your chance, there is still time to link up! Thanks to everyone for making this such a great event!

If you are here for this week's link-up, though, you are in the right place. Let us know what you are thankful for this week! 

MessyMimi's Meanderings
The Prolific Pulse
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Thankful Me
Viola's Daily Musings



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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Now We Are Six!

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In June of 2013, Lizzi Lewis began a blog hop she called the Ten Things of Thankful. The idea was simple, yet powerful: list 10 things that you are thankful for each week. She invited others to join her in co-hosting the blog hop, and thus was born a strong worldwide community whose uniting factor was thankfulness. Lizzi encouraged us to look for the silver linings when life was dark and stormy, and showed us by example how to do just that.

Years passed, and Lizzi turned the hosting over to Josie Two Shoes, who was the perfect person to continue the TToT tradition. Both Lizzi and Josie wrote detailed, thorough comments, and made all participants feel welcome. When Josie decided to step down from hosting, I volunteered to take her place, because I believe in the power of thankfulness, and I wanted to make sure the Ten Things of Thankful remained open. 

Now, here we are in June 2019, and the TToT is 6 years old. A.A. Milne knows that six is a wonderful age, and I anticipate great things ahead for the TToT. Whether you are a long-time participant, or are joining us for the first time today, welcome, and thank you! Please make sure to read the linked posts, and comment. Commenting on comments is also allowed. A special shout-out to Kristi of Finding Ninee who was one of the early co-hosts, and who hosts the blog hop Finish the Sentence Friday. Today we are joining forces and the FTSF prompt is Ten Things of Thankful. Welcome to the FTSF folks who are joining us today!

Without further ado, let's get this party started! Ready, set, GO!

Linking up this week:

Finding Ninee
HillarySavoie
ThankfulMe
Josie Two Shoes
Josie Two Shoes (second post)
Tamara(like)Camera
Kiss My List
The Prolific Pulse
Swallow, My Sunshine
Living Center
Considerings (the blog that started it all!)
Being Brady
The Wakefield Doctrine
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
Life is Like a Hand Grenade
Recording Life Under the Radar
Girlie on the Edge
Viola's Daily Musings
Daily Discovery
Backsies is What There is Not
Vineyard, Too
The Meaning of Me






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Friday, May 31, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: One Week Until 6 Years!

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The excitement is growing; the 6th anniversary celebration of the Ten Things of Thankful begins in just one week! Actually, it will begin in slightly less than one week. For next week only, the link will open on Thursday night at 8 p.m. Mountain time, the same time that the Finish the Sentence Friday blog hop goes live with their link. Kristi of Finding Ninee contacted me earlier this week to ask if the TToT and FTSF could team up for the anniversary celebration, and of course I was delighted to say yes. Everyone is invited!

Fun fact: in the early days of the TToT, both Kristi and I were co-hosts. Because we had the same name, to keep things straight, I was known as K2. I can't remember who came up with the moniker, but it is indicative of the welcoming nature of the TToT community--a small blogger is made to feel like a mighty mountain of a writer.😊

Be sure to join us next week for the big celebration, and help spread the word! THANK YOU!!!!!

(And in the meantime, tell us what you are thankful for this week.)

This week's participants:

ThankfulMe
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
The Wakefield Doctrine
Viola's Daily Musings
Backsies is What There is Not


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Friday, May 24, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: 2 Weeks Until 6 Years!

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Are you getting excited? Many of us in the United States have a 3-day weekend starting on Saturday, but that isn't the reason for my question. In only two weeks time, we will be celebrating the 6th anniversary of the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop. It's going to be a great party! Everyone is invited, so let your friends know. Several bloggers who were there in the beginning are hoping to join us on this momentous occasion, so get the cupcakes ready, hang a banner, and get ready for a wonderful, thankful weekend! And what better way to prepare than to write a Ten Things of Thankful post for this week's blog hop! 

Participating in the blog hop this week:
The Prolific Pulse
ThankfulMe
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
Lorraine's frilly freudian slip
the Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings



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Friday, May 17, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: 3 Weeks Until 6 Years!

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In only 3 weeks time, we will celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop! Are you planning on joining us then? Do you have any suggestions for the TToT as we start our 7th year? 

Here are the participants this week:
ThankfulMe
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
The Prolific Pulse
The Wakefield Doctrine
Viola's Daily Musings


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Friday, May 10, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: 4 Weeks Until 6 Years!


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How is your May going? As you can tell from the title, we're still on the big countdown to the anniversary of the Ten Things of Thankful. I hope you will all help us get the word out so we can start June with a huge dose of gratitude! (Of course, the party happens every weekend, so no need to wait for June!)

Text links to those joining us this week:
ThankfulMe
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
The Wakefield Doctrine


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Friday, May 3, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: 5 Weeks Until 6 Years!

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Once upon a time, June 8, 2013 to be exact, an English blogger with a poetic way with words invited the world to join her in a new blog hop: The Ten Things of Thankful. Lizzi nurtured the young blog, invited others to help her spread the word, and welcomed a motley group of bloggers, thus forming a community around the theme of thankfulness. 

As I read over Lizzi's first Ten Things of Thankful post, I saw that she envisioned the blog hop to be long-lasting. :-) We aren't quite to the 40 year anniversary yet, but in only 5 weeks, we will be at the 6 year anniversary. The Ten Things of Thankful has seen changes over the years. It started as Lizzi's brainchild, started with 8 co-hosts, then quickly grew to 10. After a few years, Lizzi handed the reins over to Josie Two Shoes. When Josie needed a break, I (Kristi of ThankfulMe) offered to open the blog hop door each week. 
I'm thankful for Lizzi and Josie Two Shoes. Without them, there wouldn't be a TToT. 

As the anniversary of the start of the TToT approaches, I hope that bloggers new and old will consider writing a post for the June 7, 2019 link up. Invite your friends and help spread the word! In the meantime, let us know what you are thankful for this week by linking up below. THANK YOU!!!!

Bloggers linked up this week (updated periodically and listed because Inlinkz is not accessible for those who use accessibility apps. If anyone knows of a link-up service that is accessible, please let me know!):

ThankfulMe
MessyMimi's Meanderings
The Prolific Pulse
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Viola's Daily Musings
Backsies is What There is Not

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: End of April

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Can you believe April is nearly over? Will April showers bring May flowers? Are you thankful for rain, sunny skies, or both? Let us know in this week's Ten Things of Thankful blog hop!

The Prolific Pulse
ThankfulMe
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
The Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies is What There is Not


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Friday, April 19, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Easter Weekend

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The Christian world is celebrating Easter on Sunday. No matter what your religious views, though, let us know what you are thankful for this week!
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Thankful Me
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Viola's Daily Musings



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Friday, April 12, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Mid-April

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If you are in the United States, you are probably aware that the deadline for filing taxes is Monday, April 15th. Fortunately, the link-up for this blog hop is open until late Tuesday night, so get those taxes filed, then link up a blog post! We want to hear what you are thankful for this week! 

Thankful Me
Messy Mimi's Meanderings
The Prolific Pulse
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: April Thanks (No Fooling!)

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Thanksgiving can happen in April, when you're participating in the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop! Pull up a chair, and before we eat, let's go around the table and tell everyone what we are thankful for. Ready, set, go!

At Home with Terror Mom
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
Thankful Me
The Wakefield Doctrine
The Prolific Pulse
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings
Her Headache


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Friday, March 29, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Out Like a Lamb (Supposedly)

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From the sound of the wind blowing outside, March has an interesting definition of "going out like a lamb." I nearly hit a huge tumbleweed yesterday, which made me feel like I was back in the high desert of California. The lambs must be frolicking! No matter how the wind blows (or not) where you are, there are reasons to be thankful. Come join our blog hop and let us know your list!

Messy Mimi's Meanderings
The Wakefield Doctrine
Her Headache
Thankful Me
Viola's Daily Musings
TeachezWell
A Season and a Time
Backsies is What There is Not
The Prolific Pulse
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Spring is Here!

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Are you as happy about spring as I am? Take a minute or two to share in the comments what makes you most thankful about this season. If you are a blogger, link up your own Ten Things of Thankful post! 

Thankful Me
Messy Mimi's Meanderings
Girlie on the Edge
A Season and a Time
A Multitude of Musings 
The Wakefield Doctrine
The Prolific Pulse
Viola's Daily Musings



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Friday, March 15, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Even in the Ides of March

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It's hard to believe it's already mid-March! Spring will be here soon, at least on the calendar, if not in the weather. What are you thankful for this week? 

MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Multitude of Musings
The Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude
Thankful Me
A Season and a Time
The Prolific Pulse
Backsies is What There is Not
Viola's Daily Musings


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Friday, March 8, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Spring Ahead!

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This is the "spring-ahead" weekend here in the United States, as we turn our clocks ahead one hour. Officially we do that by turning the clock to 3 at 2 on Sunday morning; in practice, we will change the clocks when we go to bed Saturday night, or, more likely, throughout the coming weeks and months as we remember. 😃 

No matter what time it is, or what time it feels like, we can always be thankful. 

(Due to some accessibility problems with Inlinkz, I will be adding text links for the blogs that link up. Go ahead and add through Inlinkz, and I will be checking back periodically to add a text link. Please be patient with me; your link may not be added immediately, but I will get to it. Thanks!)

ThankfulMe
The Prolific Pulse
Messy Mimi's Meanderings
Carin's Gratitude
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Backsies Is What There Is Not
Viola's Daily Musings
Picnic with Ants
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Friday, March 1, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: March 1, 2019


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Welcome, March! Is it coming in like a lion where you live, or are you enjoying more lamb-like weather? Fortunately, there is no temperature requirement for gratitude! So come join the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop, and let us know what you are thankful for this week! Inlinkz Link Party

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: February 22, 2019

Heart graphic with the words "Ten Things of Thankful" and "Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" - Henry Ward Beecher
Final February TToT for the year! Next week we'll be roaring in our thanks like a lion. Quick, before this shortest of months is over, let us know what you are thankful for!Inlinkz Link Party

Friday, February 15, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: February 15, 2019

Heart graphic with the words "Ten Things of Thankful" and "Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" - Henry Ward Beecher
Valentine's Day, a long weekend, and a Ten Things of Thankful blog hop--hope you will come join the party! 

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Early Spring?! Edition

A red heart with the words, "Ten Things of Thankful 'Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!' Henry Ward Beecher"

Punxsutawney Phil must have a sense of humor, if he is calling the current weather an "early spring." Whether the weather is warm or cold in your neck of the woods, I hope you can find things that bring you a sense of thankfulness. I'm looking forward to reading your posts! When you've had as much sledding and snow-angel-making as you can take, come in, grab a cup of hot chocolate, and join the Ten Things of Thankful party!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: February is Here!

Heart graphic with the words "Ten Things of Thankful" and "Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" - Henry Ward Beecher
Welcome to the shortest of months! Come count to ten with us in this week of the Ten Things of Thankful!




Friday, January 25, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: January 25

"Ten Things of Thankful" on a background of snowflakes

THANK YOU! (I scream in sincere gratitude.) You are the people who keep this blog hop going. Your expressions of thanksgiving are contagious, and help make life (online or irl) brighter. Thanks for joining us this week!



Friday, January 18, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Mid January

"Ten Things of Thankful" on a background of snowflakes

Is snow falling where you are? As I type this, the rain is changing to slushy snow. I imagine the ground will be white again in the morning. John just visited the local cupcake shop, and I have a Hot Chocolate cupcake waiting for me. A little thankful on a cold night. :-) 

I hope that wherever you are, you are warm and filled with things to be thankful for today. Let us know what those things are! 


Friday, January 11, 2019

Ten Things of Thankful: Second Week of January, 2019

"Ten Things of Thankful" on a background of snowflakes 
How is 2019 going so far? Inside, my holiday decorations are put away, but outside, it still looks like Christmas. Mother Nature will have to take care of the snow and ice, but I will need to take the wreath and swags down soon--hopefully I'll get to it this weekend! 

Whether you are snowed in or enjoying balmy weather, I hope you can find something to be thankful for.