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Thankful Thoughts - January 8, 2017


I am thankful for unlimited calls and large data plans on our cellphones which make it possible to talk, text, and share photos with family and friends as much and as often as we want. My kids live 1000 miles away and this is how we stay in touch.  I often think of how my mother would have loved that. 

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  1. (Jim posted this comment and I accidentally deleted it when I was deleting my reply to correct it...)
    Hi Josie. I'm glad you are not running short of things to be thankful for. I felt sorry for the fellow last Friday sleeping in the cold on a bench. But can also feel some for him. My bed growing up in a four room house, 2BR, Kitchen, and Living room, was a couch out on the front porch. I had plenty of blankets (Nebraska) but on cold mornings those blanket would be frosted up. We got down to 20 here in Katy Friday night. Nothing broke, guess the pipe wrapping was good enough. I was thankful for that.
    Where else but on my blogs could ""P" .. for penguins and penguin poop" and "amethyst" be written on the same page? I am glad you have some of the gems for your birthstone keepsakes.
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    1. I can't imagine sleeping on the porch, even under heavy quilts, during a Nebraska winter, Jim! My father talked about sleeping in unheated upstairs bedrooms on the farm as a child and waking up to frost on the walls in the mornings. We are lucky in how easy we have it now, aren't we? It got down to 5 degrees here Friday night, but is slowly starting to warm up, is above freezing tonight and will be back in the 70's this coming week, thankfully! I totally enjoy the unique combinations of items you come up with for your alphabet post each week, Jim, always interesting stuff! :-)

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  2. Funny you should post this on the same day i heard about a study that says children behave the way you treat them, so if you treat them like little angels, they will behave that way.

    There are no coincidences.

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    1. I know there is truth in that Mimi. If you are always told that you are "bad" you will behave badly, and if you are told that you are "god" you will try to live up to that. This is true for adults as well as children. We all thrive on validation, and a mother's love is powerful medicine!

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  3. Is that saying ever true!
    Wow.

    Speaks VOLUMES and all in a tiny little sentence.

    Thanks!

    J.

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    1. I agree Jamie, remember this one "Children Learn What They Live" http://www.empowermentresources.com/info2/childrenlearn-long_version.html

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  4. When my mother and I lived in the same area we talked everyday. Sometimes it just for 5 minutes. Then when my parents moved 600 miles away and no cell phones or computers we talked once a week. Not very satisfying. Then when I moved to the same city they were living it was back to everyday. Much better. Now 36 years since her death something will happen and I'll think "I'll call Ma." The heart doesn't change.

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    1. It's true, Patricia, we never get past the desire to share our lives with "Mom". My daughter almost always calls me before she goes to work, she says it helps her dispel the anxieties about her upcoming shift as a floor duty RN.

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  5. Yeah I love mobile phones with great coverage and data along with wifi how did we get by without wifi

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    1. It has truly changed our lives in ways we could never have imagined Jo-Anne. My cellphone and tablet are the two devices, along with WiFi, that you would never get me to surrendar! It is my connection to the world... and to my friends!

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  6. I can't get a word in at all barely with my 3 these days! LOL It's mostly listening at this stage, when they are young and sooooo talkative. But that's okay. The little things they come out with can often completely make your day.

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    1. I remember those years of non-stop chatter and endless questions too, Rory Bore. And we'd gladly do it all over again if we could. They grow up way too fast and are gone before you know it! Little ones can come up with the most creative thoughts and comments!! :-)

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