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#MicroblogMonday 66: Thankfulness

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If you live in the US, you likely spent the last five days either cooking a big meal, consuming a big meal, and/or perusing the big sales.

We were only in charge of the cranberry sauce and dessert, so we didn’t have to cook a big meal.  But we consumed a big meal.  And while I didn’t end up shopping since we have nothing to shop for in terms of gifts, I did purchase two things on our to-buy list simply because sales made it easy.

If you live in the US, what did you say that you were thankful for?  And if you don’t live in the US, it’s a nice practice to pause from time to time and reflect on what makes you grateful so join along.  What is on your list?


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1. Traci York, Writer 14. Unpregnant Chicken 27. Laurel Regan @ Alphabet Salad
2. Mali (No Kidding) 15. Mary Francis 28. deathstar
3. Mali (A Separate Life) 16. Samantha Franklin 29. Cynthia Samuels
4. Persnickety 17. Baby Blue Sunday 30. Virginia
5. Karen (River Run Dry) 18. Isabelle 31. Jess
6. No Baby Ruth 19. Jen (Days of Grace) 32. the bespectacled mother
7. Middle Girl 20. Geochick 33. Miranda Writes Stuff – Thankful
8. Heather 21. Rachel 34. articulation
9. One and Done? 22. good families do 35. sharah
10. Tedi (Running with Infertility) 23. Anks 36. Em
11. Lori Lavender Luz 24. Amanda @ My Meandering Journey 37. Vinitha
12. Loribeth (The Road Less Travelled) 25. Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) 38. Kasey
13. Solo Mama 26. Baby, Are You Coming?


1 Traci York { 11.30.15 at 5:22 am }

I was thankful (still am) for a quiet turkey dinner at home with hubby & our three kids. I’ve been having healthy issues, and they did all the work. Mellow day, lots of laughter, and lots to be thankful for. <3

2 Mali { 11.30.15 at 5:46 am }

I agree that it is helpful to find what we are grateful for. I’m struggling a bit right now, after a difficult week personally. But if I think about it, I’m very grateful for this community, for technology that makes these connections possible, for medical science, and free healthcare in NZ, for the beautiful roses in bloom, and for good chardonnay!

3 Persnickety { 11.30.15 at 6:29 am }

I am grateful for the air conditioning guy, who has rendered work a much cooler and pleasanter place.
I am thankful to be in in a comfortable home, to have a job and to feel safe where I am. i am also thankful for government funded healthcare!

4 Karen (River Run Dry) { 11.30.15 at 6:59 am }

I am thankful for my health and my family.

5 No Baby Ruth { 11.30.15 at 7:12 am }

Ha! This was the point of my MM post today anyway! I was thankful that, if my kids were going to be absolute terrors during lunch, at least I was among friends who understood and didn’t judge!

6 Middle Girl { 11.30.15 at 7:57 am }

Thanksfuls: Son. Daughter. Our relative good health and gainful employment.

The recent snowstorm was followed by a warm (for November) snap.


Boy, do I wish I could say free healthcare. But, am thankful to have access to quality healthcare.

7 Heather { 11.30.15 at 8:30 am }

Besides all the usual: my girls, my health, my family. I am also thankful for finding me again this year.

8 One and Done? { 11.30.15 at 8:35 am }

Thankful for my health and my family, especially our newest addition! ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Lori Lavender Luz { 11.30.15 at 9:02 am }

Grateful for family and friends and my doggie.

10 loribeth { 11.30.15 at 9:25 am }

Having spent the better part of two days dealing with a small medical emergency (involving dh, not myself), I will echo the comments about good health & universal health care…! I am also grateful for family & friends, and for this wonderful community. ๐Ÿ™‚

11 Lindsay | Solo Mama { 11.30.15 at 9:53 am }

We had Thanksgiving in October up here in Canada, but I’m American, so I spent some of the day feeling sad I was at work and not with my family gorging on food.

That said, I also spent a small portion of the day making a little gratitude list, which included: my daughter, my family, my best friends, a secure job, and living in an awesome city!

12 Kaeleigh { 11.30.15 at 9:54 am }

I live in Canada but as we spent 5 years in the states we always refelct on this weekend, well and its my birthday so there is all sorts of reflecting that goes along with that. I am so thankful for the blogging community, I am thankful for medical science, and I am thankful to be 38 weeks preg and to be 30 years old. There was lots of thankfulness to go around.

13 Isabelle { 11.30.15 at 10:36 am }

It was quite a roller coaster kind of a few days for us with our embryo transfer and waiting to hear about any embryos could be frozen on day six. I am thankful for the gift of egg donation for women who have a hard time creating their own embryos, and super grateful for the embryo hopefully still inside of me and the one that is frozen in time for the future. Both represent a very real chance for us to finally have a baby.

14 Jen { 11.30.15 at 10:54 am }

Curling up each night in a safe warm bed.

15 anks { 11.30.15 at 12:53 pm }

I think i am most thakful for my daughter, family and for being able to make my own decisions…

16 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 11.30.15 at 2:22 pm }

We had a picnic on Thanksgiving Day, and I felt really thankful to have beautiful desert scenery and nice weather where we are.

17 Stephanie (Travelcraft Journal) { 11.30.15 at 2:23 pm }

Also, thankful for my parents, who are still with us and well enough to hike!

18 Laurel Regan { 11.30.15 at 2:38 pm }

We have our Thanksgiving earlier in Canada, but I try to celebrate each week with my gratitude blog post. There is always so much, from the small to the large, for which to give thanks, and focusing on gratitude has been a life-changing practice for me. Strangely enough, this week a book (“Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert) was at the top of my list!

19 Cynthia Samuels { 11.30.15 at 3:50 pm }

Thankful? Family, a warm place to live and the bounty we are blessed to share.

20 Sharon { 11.30.15 at 4:31 pm }

I am thankful for my health, my family and friends, and my job. In that order, even though my usual behavior would suggest that the priorities are reversed. ๐Ÿ™‚

21 Jess { 11.30.15 at 6:04 pm }

I said that I am thankful for possibility.

I am always thankful for my husband and our life together and family, so I wanted to say something different. I think “possibility” covers a wide range of things as we wait to adopt! ๐Ÿ™‚

22 KeAnne { 11.30.15 at 9:14 pm }

I was thankful for a mostly quiet week. It was nice having it be just the three of us

23 Tedi @ Running with Infertility { 11.30.15 at 10:28 pm }

I realized that I need to be grateful for my overall, not just grateful for specific things. But I was definitely grateful that I was able to spend time with my husband this weekend.

24 the bespectacled mother { 11.30.15 at 11:13 pm }

I am from India and we do not have any particular day reserved for thanksgiving. However, the blogging community I am a part of celebrate Gratitude on last Thursday of every month and we make a list of all that we have been grateful for during that month.
Over the last few years, I am grateful for the person – strong, confident, loving and expressive that I have become as a result of being a parent. I am grateful for being humbled regularly when my little one unknowingly teaches me a lesson about how to stay happy in life.

25 md { 11.30.15 at 11:49 pm }

i am thankful for my family and friends, for books, for the internet, and for microblog mondays :))

26 sharah { 12.01.15 at 12:25 am }

Not being flippant here – I’m thankful that all I have to worry about are first world problems. Our life is so stunningly easy and carefree compared to what so many people in the world are going through right now, and I feel ashamed complaining about ANYTHING when I think of that.

27 Parul { 12.01.15 at 12:37 am }

Yes Mel! I am aware from my US team that this time of the year is so big. Plus I work at Target so we know for the retail sector this is the busiest time of the year.
In India, we don’t have Thanksgiving but over the last two years – I have made a simple custom of being grateful to family specially this time of the year. Wrote a post this year – http://happinessandfood.com/i-am-thankful/

28 Em { 12.01.15 at 4:38 am }

I’m from Australia but this is a wonderful practice. I needed to be reminded today. I’m thankful for the people around me that love me and echoing sharah’s comment about living in a country with only first world problems.

29 Kasey { 12.01.15 at 4:49 pm }

I was thankful that in the end it was actually a restfulish day. And I got almost all of our gift buying done via amazon while watching tv ๐Ÿ™‚

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