Thursday, November 23, 2017

TToT - 11/24/17

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.  As we enter the holiday season, what are some of your most favorite holiday traditions/memories?

8 comments:

  1. The best traditions are meals with everyone there!

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    1. I agree! Something I've lived too far from family to do for many years, and I always missed being there.

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  2. When I was young, I enjoyed the traditional Polish Christmas Eve feast called Wigilia. My grandfather's family would have the meal. After I got married, I did it a few times, but now I just do an open house with a buffet.

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    1. I think Childhood memories of Christmas are always the dearest, but I love your more modern approach to gathering, so much more enjoyable for the hostess!

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  3. On holidays my paternal grandmother always served a simple salad with the meal. It was just iceberg lettuce with some of those little canned shrimps tossed with a lemon juice, salad oil, and salt dressing. I always looked forward to that salad.

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    1. Reading this made me smile, Pat, because my mother used to occasionally make a pasta salad with those little canned shrimp, and I would sneak into the fridge and gobble up the shrimp! :-)

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  4. Among many good memories of childhood Christmases is finding the perfect Christmas tree with our mom at the local farmer's market The smell of fresh cut pine, coupled with the crunchy snow and frosty cold of South Dakota winter is engraved in my memory, along with the excitement of helping to decorate it, turning our living room into a magical place of Christmas candles and carols, hot cocoa, frosted sugar cookies, and colored lights.

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    1. I would give just about anything to spend one more December evening setting up the Christmas tree with my sisters and mom.

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