I believe in the power of positive group energy. Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

There is a poem by Ronald Wallace titled Blessings.  It is a poem I am particularly fond of because it illustrates how wonderful blessings can be on an ordinary day.  Saturday was like this:

“Some days misery
no longer loves company;
it puts itself out of its.
There’s rest for the weary.
There’s turning back.
There are guarantees.
I can be serious.
I can mean that.
You can quite
put your finger on it.”

On Saturday Dom and I, along with our grandson and his Mom and Dad, found ourselves in New York City again.  We stumbled upon a street fair on Eight Avenue.


  • Observing this polyglot of people walking down the Avenue in peace.
  • Watching street vendors preparing and serving unfamiliar food to people who were eating these foods with relish.
  • Appreciating the NYPD’s quiet presence at the fair and watching people smile at the men who were giving aid and protection.

Yes, it truly was a Saturday when misery no longer wanted company.

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives. Thankfulness is an expression of our appreciation for life. Sometimes we get so focused on life’s challenges that we lose sight of being grateful for simply having a life to live.

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

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