TGIF – Thanksgiving ~ Letters from the Heart #atozchallenge


Dear Barbie

Can you believe there are only six letters left after today? Whatever will you do? Today’s letter is about thanksgiving. Not the holiday (although it is Tall Cool ☺ne’s favorite) but thanksgiving in general.

As you read through the past letters in your little orange journal, you find a few revelations that have helped you understand and get past some of your silly stubbornness. Let’s just say you still have a long ways to go. But aren’t you happy you took the time to write to yourself? At the end of this month you are going to owe yourself 26 letters! (Ha Ha)

Seriously though, when you forget to give thanks for the simple things, you tend to look for things that you don’t have. When you do that it snowballs into a great big battle of discontentment and disappointment. It’s actually been quite nice writing to yourself here on your blog because you have such great people who respond. Thanks, blog buddies! ☺  I really appreciate all you do!

When you look back and see what you have or what you don’t have, it’s usually the daily little things that mean the most. Does that make sense? It’s the trivial things that are huge if they aren’t there. The first breath you take when you wake up, indoor plumbing, the flick of a switch that brings light to the room, a hot cup of coffee, that little piece of Bible scripture that starts the day,  a wink from Tall Cool ☺ne when he peeks into your office each morning, the purring of the cat cuddled up on your neck, the good morning texts from your kids, the bunnies, birds, butterflies and squirrels in the yard, a glass of wine at the end of the day… The list is endless if you just take the time to think about it. It’s the small daily things that count as big in the end. Be sure to give thanksgiving every day.

Have a great day!

How’s everyone’s challenge going? Are you all having a good time? Visiting lots of other blogs?  I gave up trying to visit five new blogs each day– my bad I’m sorry. But if you visit me I do my best to visit you. Have you ordered a t-shirt yet? I really hope Jeremy creates a SURVIVOR TSHIRT for completing the challenge. Are you finding all of the letters so far in the scavenger hunt?  Don’t forget to check out the master list and see if there is a blog you may have missed. We are on the final stretch now.  You can do it!

8 responses to “TGIF – Thanksgiving ~ Letters from the Heart #atozchallenge

  1. Dear Barbie,

    Every day should be a day of thanksgiving. We might give thanks for the huge things in our life but as you pointed out there are tons of little things just as important and doesn’t God want to hear praises from our lips of our gratitude? You bet He does and we should show our appreciate for His goodness bestowed upon us from the second we rise til our heads hit the pillow at night. Nice letter. Happy A2Zing, my dear!

    Tweety Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch

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  2. Gratitude is so important. It also makes us happier when we take the time to appreciate things and be thankful! Weekends In Maine

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  3. Yes, thankful for lots of things all the time. I seriously need to get to some other blogs and the scavenger hunt! Forgot all about that.

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  4. Thankful for so many of those little things this past year, and won’t take them for granted again!

    THE STATE TRILOGY A-Z GUIDE: T

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  5. Sometimes just listing out the trivial things we need to be grateful for is so liberating and calming

    http://pagesfromjayashree.blogspot.com/2021/04/t-for-thestral.html

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  6. Thank you for adding my blog to your ‘Really cool blogs’ grid! I love that you are going to owe yourself 26 letters.

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  7. We are on the same wavelength here. I keep thinking how grateful I am for these seemingly little things.
    I have a kitchen towel that says “A day that starts with coffee and ends with wine is a perfect day.”

    Luckily it was never my goal to visit additional blogs every day. I ‘m busy with the ones I like and / or reciprocate.

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