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Blogging From A to Z... "E"

 
An Attitude of Gratitude 
I AM THANKFUL...

1) For the gift of encouragement - the life assignment God has given me, and what I enjoy doing the most. The only "tools" required for the job are friendly smiles, kind words, uplifting thoughts, and a caring heart.

2) For Easter Eggs - years of good memories creating them as a child and with my own children,  and for the amazingly beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs! 

3) For eBooks - a new addition to my life in the past year and I'm hooked. Now I always have books and magazines close at hand, no matter where I am - no pages to turn, no lighting to adjust.

4) For electricity - just for fun take a walk around your house and list every electrical object you find. It's incredible!  I remember doing this in grade school and the list was very short... not anymore! When the electricity goes out for even a short while our lives are altered drastically.

5) For my eyes and ears - although mine need assistance in the form of  eyeglasses and hearing aids, when I take those off at night I realize just how it might be to have no vision or hearing at all, not just how difficult it would be, but how many beautiful things I would miss out on!  And let's not forget elbows, not having those handy, bendy joints would definitely be problem!

6) For the poetry of Max Ehrmann - Desiderata being the most well known. He is one of my favorite poets, and I just discovered that his collection of poems is now available in e-book format at Amazon!

7) For evenings - the time of day when work is over, supper is finished, and Papa Bear and I can relax together - read, write, watch tv, and soak in our hot tub out under a canopy of stars.

8) For edit mode in Blogger - because I am over-eager and often publish my posts in very draft form. Edit mode allows me to easily return again and again to proof-read and revise until them become a bit more perfected.

9) For the Vernal (Spring) and Autumnal (Fall) Equinoxes - I am a follower of the seasons, they regulate our lives and help us mark the passage of time, just as do the phases of the moon. The Vernal Equinox is met with great expectation on my part as the days begin to get warmer and finally last longer than nights, reaching their peak at the Summer Solstice.  The Autumnal Equinox brings with it a bit of sadness as we move into cooler weather and longer nights that climax with the Winter Solstice.

10) For erasers - because I am not perfect (not even close) and I sometimes often make mistakes...
 This post is linked to the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 

Just for fun... think of something you're thankful for that begins with "E" and include it with  your comments on this post.
 

 

20 comments:

  1. You are doing well. This is a challenge, isn't it? I may take it up in my journal. I do this there, but not in this strict format. Well done!

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    1. I am truly ENJOYING it, McGuffy Ann! It does take a bit of EFFORT, but it is having a really good EFFECT on me! I too, am thinking about ways I might continue this to some EXTENT. :-)

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  2. Another wonderful list! "Electricity" is a good one. I know I have a tendency to take it for granted. I love the quote about erasers—so true!

    Have a happy Friday. ☺

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    1. Thanks Dana! When the power went out in our tall office building at work, we realized how paralyzed we all quickly become. Thankfully, cellphones don't require electricity... but they do to recharge!

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  3. Well my thankyou list definitely includes EBooks I'd be dead without them, Evenings, Eyes and Easter Eggs, the rest are a welcome addition to the list. Thankyou for bringing them to my notice :)

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    1. I agree, eBooks are such a wonderful development! It sure is nice to always have a book at hand without carrying them about, as I used to do. I am not good at waiting, now I always have something along to occupy my time!

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  4. you covered quite a few and presented them with an electric touch

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    1. Thanks GS! :-) I doubt I'll be able to come up with then for some of the letters, but I'll give it my best EFFORT!

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  5. Nice Easy "E" words, the most, here Josie. Even mistakes's Erasers with that neat cartoon fellows saying. Did you notice his eraser is about as big as he is?
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    1. Don't you wish life came with "erasers" or an "undo button" or some such? Yes, a giant eraser would surely be required!

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  6. I love the eraser part. Right on the money.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

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    1. I loved that thought too, Sandee... attitude really is everything in life... and our attitudes are so very contagious!

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  7. Lots of things to be grateful for, and it's nice to stop and think about them all from time to time.

    I can't think of anything to add to your list though, that's awful isn't it? I'll just have to be grateful for Everything you mentioned too :)

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    1. It's true, Grover, we don't often think of our blessings right off hand. If you just said to me "think of a blessing that starts with "B", my mind would surely go blank! What this month is teaching me is to be more observant and appreciative of all that I have in my life. It's going to be quite a list by the end of A-Z!

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  8. What a great list, Josie. I can relate to the eyes and needing glasses. I just ordered my first official pair last week. I'll have to wear them all the time now instead of just for driving at night. Boo! =P

    I am grateful for the identity of "Elsie". It allows me to blog freely about such a sensitive topic.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Elsie

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    1. You will get used to the eyeglasses, Elsie, but they are a pain to keep clean, at least mine are. You will know you are old when you are wearing tri-focals such as I have, so that you can read, see the computer monitor, and drive! Woe is me! But what if we lived in a time where glasses were very primitive, or didn't exist at all?

      I think Elsie is a great E-word! I so agree, having a blogging identity gives us a great deal of freedom in our writing. I am happy that I made that choice. Though I know that anyone with serious intent can easily figure out who I am, it's a risk I am willing to take. It just slows down the spies. :-)

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  9. Love this list! Thanks for stopping by my place, and I'm so glad to stop by yours. Happy Blogging!

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    1. Thank you for returning the visit, I'm glad that you liked my list! :-)

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  10. Erasers belong to the world before the computer. I remember using any number of different erasers, including a little card that I would pop behind the ribbon of my typewriter to ‘white out’ a mistake. Since the computer I have completely forgotten about them. Now we can replace a letter, a word or a sentence within a minute. Amazing.

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    1. So very true, Shimon, someday people will no longer remember what the word means! I have used those little "white out cards" many times in the past, and the liquid form of "white out" too, and typewriter ribbons with built in erasure tape. I used to be a very good typist long ago, now I am spoiled by the ease of auto-correcting with computers and make far more typing mistakes as speed along, knowing that I can spot them quickly with the spell-check. It is amazing how things change!

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