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Thankful Thursdays

You know what I really love about Thankful Thursdays? It actually makes me think about being thankful all week long. You see, I plan my posts in my head and this makes me think of all kinds of things I could list when it comes time to write my Thankful Thursdays post. It transcends Thursdays, my friends.

Thankful Thursday Mosaic Week 2

This week I am thankful for:

  1. Veterans. Today is Veteran’s Day and I am thankful for the men and women that served our country. I am thankful for those that volunteered for this service and I am thankful for those that were drafted into service. I am grateful that they sacrificed their time with their families in order to protect mine.
  2. Kiwanis. I love being a part of an organization that does so much good for our community. Last week we donated $500 to a local child who suffers from Spastic Quadriplegia Cystic Fibrosis. It was an instant and unanimous decision and it feels great to give away money like that – and that’s just one example of the kind of things we do for the people.  Tonight we are assembling care packages to send to our soldiers who are overseas. We work hard at our fundraisers like selling Christmas trees and the Pancake Breakfast, but it’s wonderful to be part of a group that exists for the sole purpose of helping others.
  3. Wheaton College. When I went to Wheaton it was a small liberal-arts college for women. It was (and still is) a gorgeous campus and I know without a doubt that it was the exact right place for me to be. I would not be the woman I am today if I had gone anywhere else. Things have changed at Wheaton, in fact the decision to go co-ed was made on the weekend I graduated, but I think the school is still a remarkable place. Last week I heard that the son of an acquaintance is applying “early decision” to go there, just as I did 28 years ago. While it’s still strange to me to hear about a man going to my alma mater, I’m thankful it’s still there and I’m so thankful for the experiences I had as a student there.

Being thankful feels good. And it’s contagious, too.

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  1. I’m also thankful for my college. I just had dinner last night with one of my best college friends and it was wonderful! (And I also played along this week 🙂

  2. As we approach Decision Time with Eldest, I’m more and more aware how much going to Macalester shaped my life. I’m also thankful for my school, and hope my boy will feel the same in 30 years about the one he chooses to attend.

  3. My daughter talked about Wheaton a few years ago. Now she’s talking west coast (whew!). Being thankful is contagious, just like being positive. And both make us feel better and healthier. Happy day, Carole!

  4. So nicely said, Carole. I had planned a “real” TT post and had some of it written and some in my head. Then all helk broke loose in the officer and my head is barely above water. Next week should be better!

  5. The Kiwanis are doing great work!

    I once assembled and hand quilted a quilt for a woman who was a Wheaton alumna. Her friends and family made the blocks for her, and there were several that referred to Wheaton. She spoke highly of her alma mater, too!

  6. Very nice list, Carole! And you are right, it feels good to belong to something that is there to help others (my husband and I are still involved in Boy Scouts, years after our boys “graduated” from the program. It’s great to give time to the boys in the troop, as well as to the people that their service projects help.)

  7. I’m going to join in as soon as I can. I totally believe it helps you be greatful all week. Once I’ve wrapped up me “must dos” I’ll be putting together my post. I’ve kind of chasing my own tail this week…

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