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Friday’s Five


Sam feels pretty good. That, of course, is the biggest blessing on my list this week. I’m not a mushy blogger, but I’m going to say he is a keeper.
Cancer changes so many things, but it doesn’t change our love for one another.
It does change how I see things. Clearer.
In this, the month of Thanksgiving, I’m so glad I make an effort to keep track of the positives. The sweet memories. The good days. The reminders.

Five of the very best blessings this week, dear readers:

a jack-o-lantern carved and waiting on our porch when I got home from work this week, courtesy of above keeper husband…

lunch out with my beautiful daughter; she’s working from home and freelance writing about freedom of speech issues–we have parental pride…

30 year old bulletin board decorations that make me just as happy today as when I bought and/or made them–it was fun taping up those fall leaves and turkeys today…

Starbucks is serving ventis in holiday cups–that makes me smile…

turning in a well earned retirement letter. I hope to post it here one day. I have walked lighter ever since delivering it…my place is home for awhile soon–I pray…

And let’s add #6 tonight…
Standing up for myself. Always have. Always will. This reminds me of something my husband said long ago:
I always treat people with respect until I see how they decide they wish to be treated.
Sometimes, people cross a line. You have no choice then, dear reader. You must maintain self respect. Always. You have to show them how you will be treated.
So. I always will. I hope you will, too.

Happy November. Find something or someone to give thanks for, and share with me if you like.


Author: agnestirrito

I write. Make art. And in between, I do the best I can. ✌🏼️

2 thoughts on “Friday’s Five

  1. Thankful for sweet friends…who sometimes have to remind us to acknowledge our blessings! Thankful for a sweet husband who lets me carve the pumpkin, because he knows that I really enjoy it and he hates the mess. (That’s the same reason he does most of the cooking at our house…another blessing to count for sure!) Thankful for precious coworkers, whose laughter is the only thing sometimes that gets us through that 2 o’clock to 3 o’clock hour, when EVERYONE just wants their mommy! Thankful for 2 sweet daughters, and for their love for each other.

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