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30 Days of Thankful - Day 7

I am thankful for the twenty mile drive to and from work each day.  Most of it is outside of the city and gives me time to reflect.   On the way to work I can psych myself up for the day, and on the way home I can relax and unwind. In the summer I get to witness beautiful sunrises, and in the winter I see amazing sunsets. It's a great way to begin/end the day!

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  1. That is a blessing. It is a nice amount of time to do just that!

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    1. Yes, it is Annie, it actually doesn't take me a lot longer to arrive at work than when we lived in the city and I had to endure all the traffic lights. Now I get to see something open and pretty and have reason to give thanks for the day!

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  2. That is just enough time to not be too much!

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    1. Exactly Terri, not an hour long drive which would be unbearable, but just a nice relaxing ride on the way in or out, there is wide expanse feeling here that has a beauty of it's own. It makes me feel like I can breathe freely. I don't get that in the city itself.

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  3. It sounds like there's not enough traffic to make it a chore, either!

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    1. Exactly Mimi, only a few miles of the route are in-city traffic driving, the rest is rural highway and it's smooth sailing, it feels so different than when we used to live in the city and that's all I ever saw.

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  4. I only have about 5 miles drive to and from work, but it's just enough some days to see amazing sunrises and sunsets. add in a little time of reflection, like you.

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    1. It only take a little bit of open sky to feel better about life, Lynn. It's amazing how it can improve my attitude whether I'm coming or going. It helps, doesn't it?

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  5. I like your outlook on life Josie! I like to count my blessings...and to take time to be thankful for them all.

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    1. Thank you Linda! I can't say that I never have a grumbling spirit, but when I find myself being generally miserable and unhappy with life, I start making a mental list of all the good I DO HAVE, and pretty soon I have to laugh at my "woe is me" attitude. We are truly blessed beyond measure!

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