W is for…

Count your blessings, name them one by one…

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I’m using Thursday posts to focus on thankfulness — and instead of counting blessings, I’m challenging myself to come up with them alphabetically.  (You can find the rest of the posts in this series here.)

I suspect some of you thought I’d given up on finishing the alphabetized list of counting my blessings. I promise you that I am committed to finishing this exercise! However, as cliché as it may be — and yes, it is indeed a  cliché — it is also true: I’ve been really busy.  Frankly, I’m going to be really busy through the month of January. After that, I hope to breathe and blog a bit more. (Okay, so I’m still breathing… but not so much blogging. There are over 200 unread posts in my Feedly reader again. *sigh*)  But back to business here…

Welcome to week!

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WWW is for the world wide web (that is what it stands for, isn’t it?) and boy, howdy! am I ever grateful for the internet world of friendship and blogging.  Because of blogging, I have met some wonderful people in person and many, many more digitally. I have quite a list in my head of folks I hope to meet “in real life” someday.

Back in April when my computer hard drive froze (just stopped driving, not even my computer guru friends could fix it) I “lost” nearly 18 months worth of photographs. The devastation wasn’t nearly as bad as I originally feared because I had shared so many pictures here with all of you.  Those photographs were saved from digital disappearance — yet another blessing from blogging. Without you, dear Reader, I probably wouldn’t bother with a blog.

W is most definitely for all the wonderful women in my life.  Tonight is my monthly Book Group dinner and discussion, and knowing us, there will be laughter and tears. 

W is also for work. I am grateful for a job that both fits my skills and challenges me.  And that is where I am headed now. I’ll catch up with you as soon as I can!

What are you thankful for this week? 

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8 thoughts on “W is for…

  1. I’m with you about www – what a wonderful way of getting to know people all over. Wonderful Women is another important part of life – as is Work when it’s as good as mine is right now!

  2. I am thankful for Wood. I’m looking at all the wood products surrounding me — the inlayed tables of Walnut, the paneling on the walls, the parquet floors, the bowls made of maple, cherry and redwood. I’d be at a loss without paper products made from wood — TP, paper towels, tissues (both to blow into, and to wrap packages with). I am thankful for to have many Wise, Wonderful, Wacky Women in my life. I’m thankful that I have Walls surrounding me to keep out the Wind, rain, and the cold of Winter. Thinking Warm thoughts of you! Hugs!

  3. I am thankful for wild: not just wildlife and wild plants, but also the idea of wild vs. tame, and for our few remaining pieces of wilderness.
    As for wood, I’m getting some firewood delivered tomorrow, at last!
    I am thankful for Wool, both woven cloth, and yarn that I can knit and crochet with, providing Warmth. Yes, I have two sources of warmth in the Ws already.
    And then there’s Writing. I’m grateful that I can write, and even more grateful for all the people whose writing I enjoy reading.
    I’m grateful for Walks, with or without my dog.
    And Weather, all of it, even though I don’t like some of it; it would be dismal if the weather was always the same.
    Windows! I love windows, not only because they let in light, but because they frame things.
    I’m also grateful for everything everyone else mentioned, so I’ll stop now, since W seems to be an especially gratitude inducing letter.

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