Turning one's mind to something other than what causes one angst is a healthy way to rise above the challenges of everyday life, especially if you consider those people, things, creations, opportunities and other blessings that are often in plain sight. I am linking this post to the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop hosted by Kristi of Thankful Me. If you want to start participating in the blog hop, consider yourself invited. Click here to see how to proceed.
1. Decorating pumpkins with inspirational messages
2. Online Education Week classes
I registered this week and am able to watch these virtual classes until March 31, 2021. People can register anytime.
3. One of my yearly appointments was able to be done via a phone call.
4. A friend’s surgery went well.
5. A spider trap (different type than the one pictured here, but similar because they each had a sticky surface) for the second time in a month made it on my blog, this time as mentioned in my Six Sentence Stories post this week
This is a thankful because I was able come up with a story using the prompt word resistance.
6. Cute little mushrooms
|Gray mushrooms growing among bark chips|
When I went out to look at these a few hours later, they were bent over and appeared to be dead. Some other mushrooms that I think are the same kind but were more opened up were black but still standing, I think because of how close they were to each other. They appeared to be dying and had turned black. The largest of the mushrooms pictured above were about the size of a silver dollar and about five inches tall. They were attached to white slender stocks. I tried to identify them, but decided that it was best to leave that to the more knowledgeable.
7. Being able to see Mars without the use of binoculars or a telescope
This is a sure sign my vision is fairly good. The younger crowd will have another opportunity in 2052, but 2020 is my last chance of seeing it so close to Earth.
8. Fixing fried green tomatoes, something I ate growing up, but rarely have fixed as an adult
|Fried green tomatoes|
Thinking about that piece of my history I thought perhaps my mother grew up eating them because of where she was born and where some of her ancestors lived, but thanks to a google search, I now think that the tradition more likely stemmed from my father’s side of the family. I am thankful for food traditions, even if we just do some of them occasionally.
9. Beautiful little red berries on the barberry plant
10. Being married to Vic