X is for…

Count your blessings, name them one by one…

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It’s back! After a hiatus of several months, I’m following through on my promise to using Thursday posts to focus on thankfulness — and instead of counting blessings, I’ve challenged 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. As cliché as it may be — and yes, it is indeed a  cliché — it is also true: I’ve been really busy.  I’ve also found that it is difficult to be a dedicated blogger and work 20 hours or more each week. Frankly, that is close to the amount of time I spent on blogging at my strongest, when I kept up with so many of you on a daily basis. These days, there are often more than 100 unread posts in my Feedly reader, and it isn’t that uncommon for there to be over 200 unread posts waiting for me there.  *sigh*
I don’t have a solution, except that I chip away at those posts when I have the energy to face such a daunting task. But back to business here…

Welcome to week!

This letter was challenging for me. I just wasn’t that fond of my old Xanadu record album, and I haven’t had good reason to be thankful for X-rays. I had to dig deeper…

X is for eXtra bright moon on a foggy night

X is for extra bright moon on a foggy February night

X is the sun bouncing off and shining through the icicles.

X is the sun bouncing off and shining through the icicles.  (Can you see an X ?)

X is for the extra splash of joy in my day when I look out the window and see my bottle tree -- a gift from my dear husband.

X is for the extra splash of joy in my day when I look out the window and see my bottle tree — a gift from my dear husband.

And I'm especially grateful for this boy whose name contains an X. He has brought exceptional happiness to our lives.

And I’m especially grateful for this boy whose name contains an X. He has brought exceptional happiness to our lives.

Now it’s your turn…

Please share some things for which you are thankful…

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3 thoughts on “X is for…

  1. A wonderful post which brings some shimmer, shine and colour into this dreary winter. Love the pic of your boy in mid air.

  2. Yeah –I have no “x”s, but I am feeling very grateful that we have spring break next week. Not that it will resemble actual spring in any way, but I’m ready for the breather 🙂

  3. I’ve been thankful for X-ray technology during the past two years. I have had enough X-rays and imagining that I think I should be glowing about now. I enjoy watching and listening to the percussionists play the Xylophones during the Tacoma Concert Band performances .HUGS!

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