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Friday’s Five


Here we are, well into the month of November. I’ve returned to my daily posting on Facebook of things I’m thankful about. Not as many in my newsfeed are doing that this year. I almost didn’t either. After all, it can seem a little trite. Overused. Monotonous. Really? To be grateful?
Thinking about it like that motivated me to press on, as I do here. I don’t want to take blessings for granted. Ever.
It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing or saying. It matters in my life that I express gratitude. So, I’ll continue that, even in the midst of what has been a difficult year. I think recalling blessings routinely has helped me develop a deeper gratitude and understanding about life. Here’s five great things from the past week:
a full day of rain on Wednesday (puddles for the first time in a long time)
a terrific book club group (We just finished The Perfume Collector–a good read)
a surprise coffee delivery from my daughter (perfect timing)
a museum photo text from an art friend (and plans to make more art soon)
works in progress (more than a few…and that’s ok!)
I can always think of the good things. I hope you can, too.


Author: agnestirrito

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

8 thoughts on “Friday’s Five

  1. I think if more people would stop being jealous or conceited for what others have and start being grateful for what they did have the world would renew its own positive energy 😊 I hope the world gets out of this funky negative mood it’s in because I want to see more people laughing and giggling and living and enjoying life ❤️❤️

  2. I agree, Agnes! I don’t do the “thanks” thing every day on FB, but decided to send a card or tell someone every day this month how thankful I am for them and why. It makes me recognize just how full my life is with wonderful people.

  3. I’m, doing November’s gratitude on facebook , thanks in part to you and others who have made me see that listing and/or acknowledging things I am grateful for helps me to find more things to be grateful for. This is turn gives me a grateful heart and I am grateful for that.

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