Ten Things of Thankful, Week 48/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 48/2018

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So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:

  • Another week in which I managed to keep up my new routines. I hope my brain will finally get it one day 🙂
  • This week was not so filled up with appointments as the week before. This was a blessing, because I could relax and calm down.
  • Met with a friend on Thursday and we made Christmas cookies – lots and lots of them! Later her daughter (she is eleven years old) joined us after school. We had so much fun together.
  • After the new baby in my husband’s family re-opened so many wounds in my soul, I wasn’t sure how being with my friend and her daughter would make me feel. But I needn’t have worried – it was a wonderful day, full of good talks, warmth and friendship.
  • We ended up with so many cookies, I gave almost half of them to my parents. They were absolutely thrilled and agreed with us the cookies were delicious. I am glad I made my parents happy.
  • Went shopping for clothes yesterday with my mother (this will be my Christmas present from my parents). I was very glad I could spend some extra money on clothes, and we found very nice things.
  • My mother and I had a wonderful time. We weren’t in any hurry, talked a lot and even had the time to sit down and have a cup of coffee. My mother still works full time, so these moments are rare. We both enjoy them very much.
  • I had a very intense therapy session on Friday morning with my therapist. It became obvious that I gained a lot of insight into my depression in the past weeks, and that I can handle it much better now compared to a few months ago. I am sure that will help me in the future.
  • Went ahead with my decluttering project this weekend and decided to donate much more clothes I don’t wear anymore to charity. It was very hard this time to let go, but I think it will be good to get rid of things that only remind me of a past that doesn’t exist anymore. It will help me to focus on the present.
  • Today we lit the first candle on our Advent arrangement. This is always a very special moment. And I am very thankful we found such a nice arrangement at the shelter’s charity event. It will make us smile all the way until Christmas!

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10 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful, Week 48/2018

  1. The week sounds as if it was a good one. Baking Christmas cookies was surely a highlight! I absolutely love the smell of baking cookies 🙂
    Focus on the present. More difficult sometimes than we think. Congrats on your resolve to let go of what was for what is. Have a wonderful week 🙂

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    1. Yes, baking Christmas cookies was great, and everything worked out perfectly. And I was so happy to see my friend and her family again after such a long time.
      Focussing on the present really can be tricky, but I am working on this.
      Have a great week!

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  2. It sounds like you are really getting into the Christmas spirit!
    Before my husband and I moved, we got rid of a lot of things. I had to remind myself that I was donating items, not because I didn’t like them, but because I only had so much room in the new place. We could have donated more, but it certainly helped us not be so emotionally tied up with possessions.

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  3. I’m sure your parents were delighted to receive homemade cookies from you. How nice that your were able to go shopping with your mom and that you found some nice things.
    I need to do some more decluttering as well. I do better at it if I do a little at a time.

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    1. My parents loved the cookies. My mother likes to make Christmas cookies herself, but she has problems with her teeth and didn’t bake this year.
      I still try to figure out how to prevent all these things from piling up, but I haven’t found a solution yet.

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