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Ten Things of Thankful

on 30 November 2015

Here I am for another week of thankfuls. To be honest I had more stress than gratitude last week with my own headspace and my post was “eaten” by my phone’s lack of storage. So here I persevere again and back up my words not to have them disappear into the ethers. Welcome to my favourite Sunday visit with Lizzi’s and the TTOT linkup

I’m thankful for my ability to sing, dance and entertain. My pantomime play came to a close last weekend to rave reviews and some sold out appreciative audiences. I got together with a few and my cast to enjoy some laughs, drinks, and socializing. This my first time attending one of their night outs so I was excited to get to know them on stage as well as off. 

I’m thankful for my role as hockey Mom as that morning I was back on the road for my oldest son’s hockey game. I drove through the mountains with my family admiring the beautiful views with my family. With my son’s giggling and singing Wrecking Ball and Shake it off and my dear husband at my side smiling. 

I’m thankful for the beauty of my Canadian landscape as we were traveling.  I took so many pictures on my digital camera I’m sure I could make a photo collage of the picturesque views. The snow capped mountains were so stunning to behold and I got an itch to go skiing again after many years of my gear being dormant. 

I’m thankful for the love and support I received in my real life and online when I asked for my prayers for my son. I was very nervous about a medical test he had to have done and I asked for prayers and positive vibes to be sent his way. Like the superhero he is he did well and now we wait for the results. 

I’m thankful for the love of my family and friends and making new connections. It’s really the exchange of similar energy, mutual respect, and gentle love that sustains and helps me survive to thrive another day. 

I’m thankful for my loving family. I thank them a lot in each post but I honestly could do or experience half the things I do in my life without their support. They lift me up on angel wings when I forget how to soar and fly. 

I’m thankful for my best friend reaching out to me to help me learn to exhale and have faith. She’s beautiful inside and outside and because of her and her encourage by and respect I have grown in faith in myself and my abilities. I couldn’t have asked God for a better gift than her friendship. 

I’m thankful for hugs when I’m lonely, kisses when I’m appreciated, and unconditional love to light up my soul. Respect for myself and others, and faith that can move mountains and has! 

I’m so thankful after a long wait that I got the call of acceptance of community resource services for my son and his special needs. I was in the que for awhile, and my patience, persistence, and ability to keep a cool head paid off in the end. 

I’m so thankful to visit with my family after being homesick. When my company arrived my kids went into a happy dance. They love having their aunt and uncle visit and seeing them talking, interacting, and loving them is such a gift to my heart. Watching then hug my oldest and my brother hold my sweet baby boy while he falls asleep on in his arms has my tears flowing freely with gratitude. 

18 Responses to “Ten Things of Thankful”

  1. Deb says:

    Attitude of gratitude! Good read.

  2. Colleen says:

    Another reason to smile and be grateful on a rather grey ‘socked in’ Monday morning…
    Thanks for the lovely read Jeanine! ?

  3. herheadache says:

    Ah Canada. Scenery and hockey.

  4. dyannedillon says:

    Nothing like a road trip with lots of singing; my daughter and I did that on our Thanksgiving trip.
    Glad your son tolerated his medical test well. I hope you get the results you are hoping for.

    • jsackmom says:

      Music is our life Dyanne it lifts us up when our spirits are low. I’m grateful for everyone that has a special heart that treat children at the hospital. Their care and expertise make things easier for families who are anxious. ?

  5. Kristi says:

    I’m glad you got approval for the services your son needs, and I hope the medical test results are good.

  6. THAT is a best friend: one who reminds you to BREATHE. Oh, and TRUST…have faith. thank you for the reminders to BE grateful. I can always find something…and it changes the tone of the whole day!!!

    • jsackmom says:

      She sure is, always reminding me to have faith in myself and empowering me when the world’s too scary to face alone. You’re welcome for the reminders. Right now I’m grateful that I found you and your words. ❤️

  7. Pat B says:

    I loved reading all your thankfuls. I hope the results of your son’s test turn out good. Having a best friend to buoy you up is always a good thing. Although I’ve only seen a little bit of Canada, what I saw was gorgeous!

    • jsackmom says:

      Thank you Pat, I love my country and I’ll show some of the shots I took for the next linkup. I’ve prayed enough prayers and cried lots of tears so whatever we face with the results won’t break me. My son is a fighter and we don’t give up. ?

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