Ten Things of Thankful

It’s Sunday a day of rest and reflection from the week. Well not for me Sunday is one of my busiest days as I’m usually on the road for hockey. Not today though one boy on the road and one home sick and feverish. Tis the season for germ warfare, let’s go back to reflect on my week of thankfuls. With my gratitude to the TTOT thankful linkup that bless me with their stories each week. ?

I’m thankful for being home after a busy weekend. It was a fun time mixed up with some stress but we survived and that’s all that matters. It was so wonderful to see my son get his reward for the player with the most heart and hustle. Second year in a row for my Captain, I couldn’t be any prouder Mama! ❤️

I’m thankful for getting back to our routine and more Christmas decorating and baking. My youngest son has been very excited about Santa Claus coming soon that his Advent calendar is his favourite time of day. This is a double thankful moment because I received the amazing news that my son qualified for some provincial funding. We’ve waited a long time to hear those words “you’re approved” and wow what a beautiful response it is! ? 

I’m thankful for the most exciting day of the week when the book Lose The Cape Never will I ever then I had kids that I’m a contributor in got published! I’m so happy that my words will be read and shared and I can show my son’s to follow your goals and pursue your dreams, and never ever give up. I am a writer! 

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I’m thankful for all the support from family, friends, and people that bless me on social media that  I’ve received since I shared the news about the book. It’s been a whirlwind since I found out my essay was accepted and I’m keeping busy by writing and submitting to some more sites and anthology’s. It’s in the doing that we find out what we’re really made of. 

I’m thankful for my family’s love when I haven’t been loveable, and letting me have the time to read and write when the words in my head need a release. I’m thankful for all the amazing, hilarious, caring and even crazy things my kids say and do. They make writing about my journey a happy experience so I can share with all of you how much I love them. 


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I’m thankful for the magic of Christmas and how the joy and laughter of my children help my heart to heal a little more each day. We’ve had the tree up and decorated since Nov. 25 th at the insistence of my Halloween loving child and seeing his reaction to the wonder of the holiday has been a gift. 

I’m thankful for those special nights of the bath, book, bed time routine where my oldest son reads to us and his confidence is growing as is his grade level in reading. Then how his brother takes out his favourite book and tells us his story that he creates. Both of them have such a wonderful imagination I’m so excited to see and read their journey in school. 

I’m thankful for the ability to nap when I’m tired. My youngest is fighting a cold and between late feverish nights and early morning wake up calls for hockey we spent the morning catching up on our rest. 

I’m thankful for baking and filling my home with the smells of apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins. They tasted so delicious with apple sauce to dip them in. This holiday I’m going to bake and create and pin less. My kids love when I get into that mode of homemade and handmade with love. 

I’m thankful for great books to read, keeping up with my own word count for my passion project, and always having someone who appreciates my efforts. I’m so grateful for friendships that have stood the test of time and make you feel like Dorian Grey stopped time at the most perfect moment.  I’m grateful and thankful for all you lovelies that read my ramblings. I reached 500 followers in between book promotion, hockey tournament, and the infestation of the flu bug. Thank you to each of you that stop by to read, share, laugh, love, and comment on my latest story. You make my heart super happy and I’m hugging you from afar. 


Jeanine Lebsack

Writer, research assistant, podcaster, reiki healer, and a passionate advocate for neurodiversity. On my writing journey I’ve discovered a plethora of passions including writing, researching, entertaining through song and dance, with a desire to explore and create something transformational and healing. I believe in the sacred art of storytelling and that there’s power in the written and spoken word. Join me on my journey using the magic of words, music, and heart song. I believe we create ripples of energy that flow throughout the universe and by sharing our stories it creates change, positivity, and healing. Have a listen to my podcast on Spotify and Anchor at House of a Writer.

20 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful

  • 14 December 2015 at 8:38 am

    Busy Busy Busy. Are you sure you don’t wear a cape…..!!
    Love the look of the Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal things. Would love to see how to make them…..

    • 14 December 2015 at 4:48 pm

      I lost it a long time ago. ? I will see if I can post the recipe. It was on allrecipes.com I’ll go back and look for it in my saved list. ?

  • 14 December 2015 at 11:54 am

    What a great list of thankfuls!

  • 14 December 2015 at 12:42 pm

    So exciting to see your words in print.

    There are so many good things here but I really love the line about your family loving you even when you aren’t being lovable. We all have those moments or days and the love of family is a comfort.

    • 14 December 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you so much Vanessa I’m very excited to hold the book in my hands! My family has been incredible all through Nanowrimo and my search for a publisher. I really don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have their support. ❤️

  • 17 December 2015 at 6:12 am

    Well done you, but what’s not to like about your stories, tales of good times and sad, wonderful news to share and your positivity? Keep up the great work.

    • 17 December 2015 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much Bob for your kindness and following my journey. ?

  • 26 December 2015 at 3:37 am

    Those muffins sound delicious. I love the smell of apple and cinnamon at this time of year.
    Congratulations on your story coming out. I experienced that this past year as well. Exciting.
    Reading and writing are important. Glad you can do both.
    I love to see Christmas through the eyes of a child. Best feeling there is.
    Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas.

    • 26 December 2015 at 6:42 pm

      I’m so proud and excited for both us experiencing our words in print! I had that goal on my list this year and I’m beyond grateful I reached it!!! Apples and cinnamon smells fill my home as much as pumpkin I love to have it all year round. Reading and writing are so good for the soul. I’m excited to write my thankful list about the joyful Christmas we shared. Wishing you a blessed Christmas season. ????


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