Ten Things of Thankful

After seeing Astrid’s post and thinking about my day today (it’s late afternoon), I wanted to write a post for Ten Things of Thankful (TToT). This is my first contribution to that link-up. 🙂

  1. First of all, and probably most importantly, I am not feeling so depressed today, due to a few happy things that happened and also, probably, pure luck. Also, God must have decided not to actually let the depression get the better of me, although He tends to let me wallow in it. Sometimes I think God is a little sadistic, but that doesn’t ring true with what I know and am taught about God, so I try to believe what I know and not how I feel all the time.
  2. I am thankful for the time spent with a friend today. This is a good friend from college whom I am still close with, and we see each other every few weeks or so.
  3. I am thankful for what we decided to do this morning: take a walk in a big park. I hadn’t done that in quite a while, and the weather was perfect for it today.
  4. The weather was cool enough to enjoy being outside, yet I did not need a jacket, and the sky was a bit gray but not too overcast. Now it is a nice blue. 😀
  5. I am grateful for a new flavor of soda that I got to try today. Also, this soda is only 5 calories for the whole bottle. I’m not supposed to be concerning myself with calories and that stuff, but it does make me feel better to know that this soda is not bad for me.
  6. I am grateful for all the cute little doggies and the fearless squirrel that we saw in the park.
a golden retriever lying on green grass field
Photo by Barnabas Davoti on Pexels.com

7. I am grateful for Youtube. There is good Catholic teaching on there, as well as rosaries and other prayers, and even a community in the form of live-streamed prayer groups.

8. I am grateful for my job. I like having money 🙂 and although I don’t always want to go in to work, I usually feel better once my workday starts, and by the time it is finished, I feel productive and like my life matters a little more. In general, I enjoy my job, even though I am technically overqualified.

9. This is where the gratitude list is getting tough, but I really want to reach 10 things…. I am grateful for my plushie kangaroo because it makes me smile every day.

Kangaroo and Rosary 6_20

Here is my kangaroo, pictured with my rosary and a one-decade rosary ring,
which it is “holding,” because apparently my kangaroo is Catholic too.

10. I am grateful for my brain, because even though it makes me feel depressed a LOT, it is pretty smart, and it likes to write. I like that I like to write, especially poetry! 😀

11. Oooh, I have an eleventh thing! I am grateful that the coffee stain came out of my white robe!

5 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful

  1. Thank you for joining us, it’s great to have you in the Ten Things of Thankful group! You have a wonderful list of thankful things.

    When i start to feel a bit depressed, i try to remember John 16:33 where Jesus said, “I have told you these things so you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble but cheer up! I have overcome the world.”


  2. I am so glad that you are able to enjoy Catholic YouTube. I am not a Catholic myself, although I do believe in the Christian God (I’m a progressive Jesus follower), but I delight in hearing when others find a resting place in the online faith-based community. I am so very happy you decided to join #TToT after reading my post too. So relieved to hear you’re not feeling as depressed as you were expecting to feel.

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  3. Welcome! It’s always nice to meet new friends through the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop! A brighter mood is certainly something to be thankful for, and it sounds like your weather was perfect for that nice walk. Hope you join the TToT again!

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  4. Welcome to the TToT!
    This is one of the most… (fill in your favorite things about blogging, i.e. writing about how the world appears (and then coming back at a later time and thinking, ‘Yeah! They understood’ they being commenters)
    lol loved your Number 11!*

    damn! I seem to be running out of italics and parenthesiseseses…

    “… I try to believe what I know and not how I feel all the time.” totally identify with that
    pitcha of a dog!! That totally gets you a thumbs up.. dogs, as we always say, are perfect lifeforms.

    Have as good a week as possible.

    * no, serially! There’s this thing some of us** have fun with: the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) when we write TToT posts. Basically it maintains that for all with good intentions, the rules for writing these posts are… flexible

    ** no, most of what they say about our comments being a little on the odd side is not true… mostly.


  5. Welcome to the Ten Things of Thankful! You had a terrific list! It doesn’t matter how simple or complicated a thankful entry is; the important thing is noting that there is always something for which you can be thankful! I hope you will join us every week!

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