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
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. If you had to evacuate your home, and could only take one sentimental item in addition to your family members, pets, and photos, what item would you choose.
Oh, that is the kind of question I have a really hard time answering! I'm glad you gave us people, pets, and photos. I didn't want to flake on you and not respond at all, but I think I am going to give you a flaky answer nonetheless, by saying, "I don't know!" On the one hand (and this is very apparent during a cross-state move), true needs are minimal and I have way too much stuff. On the other hand, I love sentimental things, but how do I pick just one thing? How could I choose one grandmother's wedding ring over a handmade afghan made by my other grandma? Or a handwritten note from one child over an art piece by another? Sorry. I'm overthinking this! :-)ReplyDelete
I totally understand what you are saying, Kristi. I found myself in the same place when I tried to come up with an answer and realized that it's not as easy as it sounds. :-)Delete
The rose bud vase. It has been passed down through the women in the family for five generations, and belongs to whichever of my daughters wants it. Women change their names, it's harder to trace family through the mother's line, this is a key link for us.ReplyDelete
That's an amazing treasure to be passed down through so many generations, Mimi. I can see why you cherish it! What does it look like, what is it made of?Delete
The ashes of my kitties that have passed. There are 5 boxes, but I would grab them all.ReplyDelete
I can understand so well why these are precious to you. If I had ashes from my furkids who have passed I wouldn't want to leave them behind either. <3Delete
I really don't know... as long as my loved ones are safe, the rest don't matter.ReplyDelete
I think you are right Ladylee, the most important things we have aren't things at all, but the people we love and care about. XODelete
As I started to think about the many little things I have that are precious mementos of people and places, I realized that none of it really matters as much as the people I have in my life. If need be, I could walk out and close the door tomorrow and be ok with that. All the most precious things I own are already stored in my heart.ReplyDelete
I might grab something tiny on my way out the door, something to remind me of the old life as I move on into the new. :-)Delete
I'd have to say...my grandma's diaries.ReplyDelete
Those would definitely be something worth keeping, priceless treasures, family history! How I wish I had one from either of my grandmothers or my own mother.Delete