Thankful Thursday #57

Thankful Thursday #57

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful for the friendly people that were at the supermarket today.

I was grocery shopping this afternoon. In the produce aisle a man asked me to hand him a pack of chicory. He was sitting in a wheelchair and couldn’t reach it. I said: “Sure. Do you want a pack with three or four?” He answered it didn’t matter, but I took a close look and made sure he got good quality chicory. He thanked me, and we went our seperate ways.

I decided to keep an eye on him from a distance, in case he needed more help. But after a short while I realised I wasn’t needed anymore. Everybody the man in the wheelchair asked for help did as he was asked, and everybody responded in such a friendly and compassionate manner.

It made me happy to watch this. These days I see so much tension and dispute – sometimes even hate. But today I saw so many people who were willing to help a stranger in need. It warmed my heart.

Sometimes it’s about the little things, and all I needed to do today was reach out and hand somebody a pack of chicory. I hope this lesson will stay with me.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #56

Thankful Thursday #56

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful my husband is feeling better. Last weekend he became ill – some nasty stomach bug. He was lucky and could be seen by his doctor on Monday. The doctor put him on sick leave for this week, because this shouldn’t be passed on to colleagues… Well, I agree… It wasn’t pretty.

I didn’t get it, and that’s another thing I’m thankful for. I could keep everything going and take care of hubby. He literally felt like s*it for a few days, but now he is able to go for short walks again. We hope he will be back to normal next week.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #55

Thankful Thursday #55

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful for all of you wonderful bloggers who made this difficult time a lot easier to bear. I can’t tell you how often one of your comments or posts made my day!

I wish you a Happy Holiday, it doesn’t matter if you celebrate Christmas or not, all of us can use a well-earned break. We will at least be able to see a few familiy members, and for that I’m grateful as well.

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #54

Thankful Thursday #54

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful that we have been able to keep the periodontitis in check so far. Things would have been bad if it had come back so early. I had my teeth cleaned this week, and the staff at the dentist’s office said the gums look alright. I feel not everything has healed by now, but recovering from periodontitis is a long process, so I’m ok with this.

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #53

Thankful Thursday #53

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful I met my mother yesterday. My parents have to be careful, they are at risk for COVID not just because of their age, but also because of health issues. I still want to see them of course, so I’m careful as well. So yesterday my mother came by our house, we had coffee and talked. We both enjoyed it so much and were thankful all of us are doing well at the moment. Corona really taught me to enjoy the litte things.

Have a great Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #52

Thankful Thursday #52

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I am very thankful that our furbaby Sam is feeling better again. Once more we had to deal with a very nasty case of vasculitis on one of his ears. We are used to short bouts, but this one has been going of since the last week of October. Sometimes all of us were very desperate, because nothing seemed to help.

What finally did help was Prednisolone. Sam had to take it for weeks, today we started the process to wean him off it. The side effects are noticeable, he drinks a lot and is always hungry. We hope he gets to a point where he doesn’t need the Prednisolone anymore, because the long term side effects can be bad, but only time will tell. Let’s hope for the best. We will watch it and have an appointment with the vet on Monday, then we will decide what to do next.

Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #51

Thankful Thursday #51

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I’m thankful summer has made way for fall. The hot days are over and the fields have been harvested. Of course there’s a hint of melancholy in the air as well, but that adds more feeling to the last warm days. It’s not for everyone, but I try to make the best of each of the seasons. I know there will be times when the darkness will feel oppressive, but for now there’s so much to enjoy, and I’m thankful for that.

Have a great Thursday!

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Thankful Thursday #49

Thankful Thursday #49

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I am thankful for my intuition. It told me quite clearly something was wrong with my gums. There was an itching, burning sensation and bleeding. So Corona be damned, I made an appointment with my dentist, and luckily could be seen the next day.

The dentist is another thing I am thankful for. Turns out I have a moderate case of periodontitis. This can become a serious problem and make teeth fall out. He was so nice, he assured me he sees I take good care of my teeth, and this isn’t my fault. He also came up with a plan and told me what to do. Unfortunately this isn’t something that goes away in a week, we are talking at least a year, but I am sure he knows what he is doing. Health insurance has to agree first, so we have to wait another three weeks before starting treatment, but I am glad I listened to my intuition and went to the dentist before something really bad happened.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thankful Thursday #48

Thankful Thursday #48

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I am grateful for our summer therapy break. Our therapist is wonderful, the group is great, but right now I feel tired and enjoy my free Thursday mornings.  Something is changing in my mind, and right now taking it easy is the best thing I can do. I know I am processing a lot at the moment, and I am sure this will help me a great deal, but it has to happen at its own pace. So this break came at the right time, and that’s my big thankful for today.

Have a great day!

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Thankful Thursday #47

Thankful Thursday #47

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Depression has been kicking my butt lately. I am very thankful for our therapist, who offered me a private session yesterday (health insurance covers several private sessions in addition to the group sessions).

I was able to vent and got some advice what to focus on. Next week our group will meet for the last time, after that there will be a three-week summer break, so we also discussed what to do if things get worse during this time. This made me feel much calmer.

I am so lucky I met this therapist. He not only does his job, he really cares and tries to help us.

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