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Blogging from A to Z... "A"

An Attitude of Gratitude
 I AM THANKFUL...
 
1)  For Arlee Bird who started the A-Z Challenge four years ago! It's a wonderful means of promoting daily blogging and a great way to expand your circle of blogging friends!
 
2)  That it's April, because that means in just three more weeks Papa Bear and I will be on vacation in Savannah, Georgia... can't wait!
 
3)  That it's April Fools' Day!  Why? Because it was one of my father's favorite days of the year.  He would start with silly prank calls early in the morning.  It's a sweet memory of him now.

4)  For my friend Annie, she's a real blessing in my life!

5)  That I live in America, although it is not a perfect country we have so many freedoms we often take for granted, like the freedom to write and publish pretty much anything I want to on my blog without fear of government officials knocking on my door.

6) That there were no accidents on the highway as I drove to work this morning, and no animals that had become road-kill either.  That is often a common part of Spring here, and it makes me sad.

7) That I believe in angels that surround us, guide us, protect us, and help us!  I'm pretty sure that mine signed up for hazardous duty to be chosen for me! :-)

8) For access to the Internet which has made it possible for me to make new friends from around the world! It's amazing and wonderful!

9) For the short line ahead of me at McDonalds this morning, which meant I could get my daily iced tea and oatmeal and arrive at work ahead of time so that I could finish up this post!

10) For the awareness that I can't always change what life brings me, but I have the ability to change my attitude and my approach to the situation! :-)
 
 This post is linked to the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge

36 comments:

  1. Well, so far so good! Well done! You covered A lot of ground!

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    1. Thanks for being my first visitor this morning, McGuffy Ann, that made my day start off with a smile! A was easy, the lists for X,Q,and Z probably won't be so long... we'll see! :-)

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  2. Nice list!
    Enjoy your trip to Savannah - I used to live just over the bridge from there. April is usually a beautiful time to visit. Take a stroll down River Street for me!

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    1. Thanks! We've never been there and hear so many good things, I am really looking forward to it! Will make sure River Street is on the agenda. :-)

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    2. OK...here's more to add to your list! Be sure to take some sort of trolley or bus tour. They show you so much about the city that you won't see on your own. Check out Fort Pulaski and/or Old Fort Jackson. Drive around and/or walk around the old squares. Visit Skidaway Island State Park. Get out to Tybee and dip your toes in the ocean. If you like old houses, there are several that are open for tours. If you have time, take a day trip up to Charleston and take a horse carriage tour through the city, and then visit city market. Also in Charleston is Patriot's Point, with the Yorktown aircraft carrier and a submarine on tour. Oh my... so many wonderful things to do. Have a fabulous time!

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    3. Thanks!! Adding these to our list, I appreciate the tips. It is going to be such fun! :-)

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  3. Wonderful list! I'm looking forward to your posts and their reminders of all the things I have to be grateful for. :)

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    1. Thanks Dana! When I start thinking about my blessings, I forget about my grumbles! :-)

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  4. What a cool idea for an alphabet challenge, and a great way to kick off the month! Thanks for the attitude adjustment (see, there's another A word) - I'm looking forward to a solid month of gratitude!

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    1. Thank you, Tex! My attitude often needs adjusting, and this seemed like a good way to help keep me in the right frame of mind.

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  5. So many A words - well done! I did that last year but I'm keeping mine short this time round. Your cats are prettier than my Kika, who has regular accidents when coming through the railings too fast, and now looks as it she is sneering.

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    1. Hi Lizy, I'm sure there will be days and letters that I don't have as many things come to mind, A is an easy one. What it does is keep me thinking about things I appreciate in my life, so that's the benefit of this Challenge. We have a couple feral cats who show up on our deck fairly often for a meal, and they can be pretty tattered and scarred at times from fighting, boys will be boys!

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  6. This is an awesome list! I especially love your #7! Can't wait for B :)

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    1. I absolutely believe in angels, Judy, in fact I once had an encounter with two men that I believe were such. I'll have to go back thru my old blog and see if I can find the story and send it to you! :-)

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  7. Now this is a lot of good 'A' things to comment about. You've got yourself off to a great start.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Sandee, I can see where this is going to be a fun project, something I'll enjoy rather than just another task to accomplish!

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    1. Thanks Gregg, I love the fun of new folks stopping by and this is a great way to introduce myself and things that matter to me!

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  9. Great beginning to the challenge. As a fellow Texan, I'm impressed.

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    1. Thanks! I was raised in the Midwest, but as the saying goes "I got here as fast as I could!" I love living large in Texas, and my beloved Papa Bear is one of the state's finest, so he had a lot to do with me ending up here! :-) Thanks for dropping by!

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  10. I love all your "A" words. Great use of them and start of the Challenge.

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    1. Thank you Sweet P! I found that they ALMOST magically APPEARED as I started thinking about my list. See... there's two more! :-)

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  11. Lots of pleasantries found in the letter "A"...... great job!

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    1. Thank Lynn! Yes - all kinds of good "a" things! :-)

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  12. Hi Two Shoes! I've bumped into you before (and glommed onto one or two of your hops ...)

    Popped in from the AtoZ Challenge.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tami, thanks for stopping by. I'll be over to see what you're doing for A-Z!

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  13. Ok, Toots....I've joined the "Challenge" too. I need something to get me out of this slump! Hopefully I won't run out of steam before the end. lol. Big hugs from cold, cold, Michigan.

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    1. Hi Val, so nice to see you here! :-) You've joined up with A-Z, awesome! Then we can commiserate at about Q, when the going gets rough! ;-) Heading your way now!

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    1. Thank you very much, Shimon, I'm glad you liked it! :-)

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  15. Nice thoughts for A over there. Absolutely Amazing!!

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  16. Thank you for naming me at the top of your list. I'm thankful for all the bloggers like you who are willing to accept this seemingly crazy, but immensely rewarding and totally fun challenge. I'm also thankful for adverbs.

    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog


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    1. You are so very welcome Arlee, I'm having a great time with A-Z this year, and I have you to thank for that. I so agree, where would we writers be without Adverbs... and Adjectives too! :-))

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  17. Attitude is everything! Mine is not perfect but I am working on it!

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    1. You are so right, Kristi! Some days I manage to maintain a pretty good perspective, other days, or at the end of a long, tiring, trying day.. not so much. I'm working on it too - we've come a long way and we are a work in progress... everyone is!

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