Friday, July 3, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: July Already!


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.

Hello and welcome to another week (and month) of my favorite blog hop, the Ten Things of Thankful. It's my favorite because not only does it give me the opportunity to reflect back on the past week and look for the good, but my friends join me! The TToT always has room for more friends, so I will ask you the same question Mr. Rogers asked on every episode, "Won't you be my neighbor?"

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: End of June 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
                            
Another week has gone by, and another month has gone by. In fact, we're halfway through 2020! (That's worth celebrating, right?) Join the Ten Things of Thankful community and let us know what you are thankful for this week!

Linking up this week:

Friday, June 19, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Father's Day and Summer Solstice


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.

On Sunday here in the United States, we celebrate Father's Day, and Monday marks the summer solstice, so I hope you all have lots of reasons to be thankful! Write 'em down and link 'em up! 

Linking up this week:
Backsies Is What There Is Not

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Thank you!


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.

A great big thank you for everyone who participated in last weekend's Ten Things of Thankful birthday bash! It was so nice to touch base with all of you. Please know the door is always open!

So, on this 7 years plus one week of the TTOT, what's on your list?

Participating this week:



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Friday, June 5, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Celebration Time!


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.

Once upon a time in England (seven years ago), a blogger named Lizzi had a great idea. She was in a bit of a dark spot in her life, but decided she would try to find "Ten Things of Thankful" each week, and invited others to join with her. Her voice resonated around the world, and bloggers of all different demographic divisions unified in the purpose of expressing gratitude. Lizzi invited co-hosts to join her. Each weekend, bloggers raced to be the "frist" to comment on the posts, and the comment threads took on lives of their own. Friendships were formed, and a community was born. 

Years went by, Lizzi needed a break, and so she handed over the reins to Josie Two Shoes. Josie served as a gracious, welcoming hostess, and gave the TToT its own blog. She wrote long, detailed comments on the linked-up posts, and was a friend to all. 

At the point Josie stepped down, she kindly allowed me (Kristi of Thankful Me) to take over the hosting responsibilities. Clark, Dyanne, Lisa and Pat have generously donated their time to help keep the Ten Things of Thankful going. Clark and Dyanne have been co-hosts since the early days; Lisa and Pat have been dedicated to the cause since they came across the TToT. 

One of the early co-hosts was Kristi of FindingNinee. She hosts a weekly blog hop called Finish the Sentence Friday, and this week our blog hops are combining into one big party! Be sure to check out her great blog!

I'm so thankful for all the hosts/co-hosts throughout the years, and for YOU! What's a blog hop without bloggers to join? Today, no matter if you remember the first TToT, or if this is your first time joining us, welcome to the celebration! Cut yourself a piece of cake, put on a party hat, and celebrate with us! What are you thankful for today?

Some of the co-hosts (and their family members) hold signs that spell out, "Happy 7th birthday TToT. Here's to 7 more!"

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: One More Week Until 7 Years!


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.

Remember when you were a child, and birthdays were a BIG deal? Well, the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop is turning seven next week, which means it's still in its childhood and, just like a child, I am so excited! You are all invited to come to the virtual party. Bring your own cake, put on a party hat, and be prepared to share what you are thankful for! I have it on good authority that attendees will include the original founder of this blog, Lizzi!

In the meantime, warm up for next week by telling us all what you are thankful for this week! 

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: For Almost Seven Years!

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
It's Memorial Day weekend here in the United States, which means that summer is just around the corner. For those of us who have been participating in the Ten Things of Thankful, it also means that we have only TWO weeks until we celebrate SEVEN years of this blog hop! Whether you are an "old timer", are just finding us this week, or fall somewhere in between, I hope you will be ready to share a post with us in two weeks time. . . and, of course, this week, too! 

Joining in this week:
Thankful Me
On my Way Home
The Prolific Pulse
messymimi's meanderings
the Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude
Heart to Heart Soul Creations
A season and a time
Backsies Is What There Is Not




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Friday, May 15, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: 3 Weeks Until 7!

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
Time is a funny thing; years can pass quickly yet days can drag on. In just a few weeks (no matter how long the passing of time might feel), the Ten Things of Thankful will turn 7! I hope you plan on joining us for the party. 

In the meantime, though, the regular weekly link-up continues. Let us know what you are thankful for, and be sure to read and comment on the posts! 

Linking up this week:
Thankful Me
The Prolific Pulse
Heart to Heart Soul Creations
A Season and a Time
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Multitude of Musings
the Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies Is What There Is Not
Carin's Gratitude 


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: 4 Weeks Until 7!

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
Guess what? The Ten Things of Thankful blog hop will turn 7 years old the first weekend in June! Plan now to join us. Bake a cake, wear a party hat, and let's make this a grand celebration! In the meantime, don't forget to link up a blog post telling us what you are thankful for this week. 

Posting their lists this week:
The Prolific Pulse
Thankful Me
On my Way Home
MessyMimi's Meanderings
the Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies Is What There Is Not
A Season and a Time
Feeling Thankful With Getting Literal
Heart to Heart Soul Creations


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Friday, May 1, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Happy May Day!

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
As a child, I would take flowers on May Day to the elderly woman who lived next door. I don't know if children still do that or not. If they do, they will definitely need to ding dong ditch in this time of social distancing, or the recipients might cry, "Mayday! Mayday!" 

There are many things for which to be thankful, even in these strange times. Come join the Ten Things of Thankful community as we celebrate the good together!

This week's participating bloggers:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
A Multitude of Musings
the Wakefield Doctrine
Thankful Me
Phamilyblog
Carin's Gratitude

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: April 24, 2020


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
Come one, come all! Let's gather virtually and share what is right in your corner of the world. There is plenty to be thankful for; let us know what ten things you count this week!

Linking up this week:
Thankful Me
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
the Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time
Recording Life Under the Radar
Carin's Gratitude


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Friday, April 17, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Mid-April

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart.
It's mid-April, and most of us have been social distancing in real life for a month or more now. Fortunately, the internet has no such distancing requirements, and there are plenty of reasons to be thankful. Come join our virtual community and share the bright spots in your life! 

Joining this week:
The Prolific Pulse
Thankful Me
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Grams Ramblings
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine
Recording Life Under the Radar
Carin's Gratitude
Her Headache



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Friday, April 10, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Happy Easter!

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
Even though the pandemic has disrupted normal routines, it can't stop the seasons and holidays from coming. Seeing the flowers and trees starting to bud, hearing the birds singing, and realizing that the Easter season is upon us brings hope. It's a great time to join the Ten Things of Thankful community and share what you are thankful for this week! 

Linking up this week:
Thankful Me
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Recording Life Under the Radar
Minda Goes West
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude



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Friday, April 3, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Welcome, April!

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
I'm dispensing with the "Week 1" etc. in the post titles because, frankly, who keeps track of which week of the year it is? Especially now, I'm happy if I know which month it is, and which day of the week it is! :-) So, for those who might have lost count, it is now April. The Ten Things of Thankful blog hop goes live on Fridays and ends each week the following Tuesday. 

There are SO MANY things we can be thankful for! Come join us as we celebrate some of those things!

Bloggers participating this week:
The Prolific Pulse
Thankful Me
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Recording Life Under the Radar
the Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude
The Meaning of Me
A Season and a Time



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Friday, March 27, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 13 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
Last week, as some of you might have seen, before I had time to delete the comments and change the settings, a troll discovered this blog and left some ugly, profane comments. I'm sorry if you read them. I appreciate those of you who link up posts, leave kind comments, and keep this a positive community. Fear and anger are oppressive and loud, but peace and love are supportive and quiet. By joining the Ten Things of Thankful, you can help spread a strong, joyful sense of calm in this worried world. So I ask you, What are you thankful for today? 

Joining the blog hop this week:
Thankful Me
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude
Recording Life Under the Radar
Backsies Is What There Is Not
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Friday, March 20, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 12 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
How are you holding up? COVID-19 might be causing disruptions around the world, but even in the midst of turmoil, we can take a moment to breathe and consider those things that we are thankful for. I know I always feel better after I pause and think about what is good. Won't you join the Ten Things of Thankful community? Link up your own post, or feel free to tell us in the comments what you are thankful for this week!

Joining in this week:
The Prolific Pulse
A Multitude of Musings
Thankful Me
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A season and a time
Carin's Gratitude
the Wakefield Doctrine
The Meaning of Me
Her Headache

(FYI, I reserve the right to remove comments which are not in keeping with the purpose of this blog hop, which is expressing gratitude. "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all." The TToT community is made up of people with differing political, religious, social, etc. views, but we come together to express gratitude. If comments are not civil, they will be removed.)

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 11 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
It's Friday the 13th and the news is filled with the latest COVID-19 updates. Store shelves are emptying at an alarming rate, and even Disneyland has announced closures due to the virus. With all the uncertainty in the world, today is a great day to reflect on the good. What are you thankful for? Please help make this a positive weekend by sharing a Ten Things of Thankful list, reading the lists of others, and leaving comments. Stay healthy, and be thankful! 

Linking up this week:
I Live, I Love, I Craft, I am Me
Thankful Me
The Prolific Pulse
A Season and a Time
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Carin's Gratitude
the Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies Is What There Is Not

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 10 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart


Hello! Can you believe that spring will officially arrive in just a few weeks? There's something to be thankful for right there! What else are you thankful for this week? Write 'em down and link 'em up!


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Friday, February 28, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 9 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
Welcome to the Ten Things of Thankful! We have an extra day in February this year. I have a great idea on how to use it: think of ten things you are thankful for, write a post, and share with us so we can celebrate with you!

Linking up this week:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Carin's Gratitude
Backsies is What There is Not
The Wakefield Doctrine
A Season and a Time




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Friday, February 21, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful:Week 8 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
I know Valentine's Day is over, but I decided to leave the heart graphic because when we are thankful, our hearts feel better too. So, what have you observed in the past week that has made you thankful? Come join the Ten Things of Thankful celebration!

Counting with us this week:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Her Headache
A Season and a Time
Backsies is What There is Not
The Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude
Thankful Me
Put Out into the Deep


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 7 of 2020

Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
Here we are, at Valentine's Day already. If this were grade school, we'd all be putting our decorated shoe boxes on our desks, and passing out the Valentine's cards we so carefully selected. "Happy Valentine's Day" was a safe choice; "Be Mine" would definitely send the wrong message back in the days when the opposite gender still had cooties. 

What are you thankful for this week? Link up your post and let us know!

Joining in this week:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine
Thankful Me


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Friday, February 7, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 6 of 2020


Photo: A red heart hangs from a wire. "Ten Things of Thankful" is written to the left of the heart
February is here. The groundhog predicted an early spring, but Mother Nature hasn't gotten the message where I live. A cold, snowy day is the perfect time to stay inside and reflect on what I am thankful for! Won't you join the Ten Things of Thankful community?

This week's participants:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Multitude of Musings
Carin's Gratitude
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine
Thankful Me


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Friday, January 31, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 5 of 2020

Photo: A stock photo of a groundhog with the caption, "Shadow or not, it's time for the Ten Things of Thankful"
The Super Bowl score isn't the only thing people are anxiously anticipating on Sunday; February 2nd is also Groundhog Day. Regardless of whether your team wins or loses, and regardless of whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there are always things to be thankful for. Write 'em up, and share them with us!

Linking up this week:
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Carin's Gratitude
Time for Reflections
A Season and a Time
Thankful Me
The Wakefield Doctrine
Her Headache



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Friday, January 24, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: 4th Week of 2020

Photo: A vintage postcard depicts a child riding a sled and carrying a sign that reads,"A Happy New Year." (source)
I've decided to keep the "A Happy New Year" picture up for the entire month; it's a good reminder that downhill isn't always bad! 

If you're new to the Ten Things of Thankful, read the explanation below. For the rest of you, you know the drill. Let's hear what you are thankful for this week!

Joining this week:
Thankful Me
The Prolific Pulse
MessyMimi's Meanderings
Time for Reflections
A Season and a Time
The Wakefield Doctrine
Carin's Gratitude


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Friday, January 17, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 3 of 2020

Photo: A vintage postcard depicts a child riding a sled and carrying a sign that reads,"A Happy New Year." (source)
What's more fun than sledding down a hill? Sledding down a hill with friends! And what's more satisfying than making a list of things you are thankful for? Sharing that list with others, and reading and commenting on the lists of others! Come one, come all, and join the Ten Things of Thankful!

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


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Friday, January 10, 2020

Ten Things of Thankful: Week 2 of 2020

Photo: A vintage postcard depicts a child riding a sled and carrying a sign that reads,"A Happy New Year." (source)
How is the year going so far? I hope you have many things that you are feeling thankful for. Come join the Ten Things of Thankful community and share with us!

Linking up this week:
MessyMimi's Meanderings
A Season and a Time
The Prolific Pulse
Carin's Gratitude
the Wakefield Doctrine
Backsies Is What There Is Not
Thankful Me



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