I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  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.

This morning finds me pondering friendship.  I have found that with some people our friendship just grows through the years like a beautiful pine – evergreen.  And, unfortunately, I have found that with others our friendship is like a tree that grows in fits and starts.  Some years it puts out an abundance of fresh green leaves and other years it is barren depending on the environment.

I have had the fits and starts relationship with J for many years.  This past year has been more fits than starts.  She has an enormous problem burdening her and I have been saddened by my inability to be a better friend to her.

But Saturday night, just by happenstance, we were thrown together and had an opportunity to open our hearts to each other.  I am so very thankful to have had this opportunity to express my love and concern.

“A friend may be often found and lost, but an old friend can never be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.”  James Johnson

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.

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.






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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  1. What a great idea! Although I have a couple of posts about a different way to keep a gratitude journal, I don’t have a post where I express my own gratitude, so I want to leave a few things I’m thankful for here.

    I am thankful this week that I have so many “basics” that far too many people in the world would call luxuries.

    Items like: a roof over my head, that the heat is working better, that my puppy is healthy, loving, adorable and makes me laugh, that there is food in my pantry, that maintenance finally stopped the steady drip in my kitchen sink, that the streets have been plowed, that my internet is working (and my lights!), that I have several choices of warm coats, hats and gloves, that I can always reach out for the ongoing support of friends who are only a phone call away – and so much more!

    In the spirit of my post about Three Tiny Things, I am grateful for many “little” things and for items that have significantly changed my life for the better, even though I take them for granted or seldom really think about when I am making gratitude lists.

    Items like: indoor plumbing, toilet paper, modern dentistry, coffee filters, roasted coffee beans & ground coffee, microwaves, drug store reading glasses, table wine that tastes good but doesn’t cost a fortune, refrigeration, bottled milk, sliced bread, scotch tape & scissors, washers & dryers, sewing machines, mobile phones, automobiles, – and so much more!

    FIRST and foremost, I am extremely grateful for my ongoing health.

    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  2. We have old friends we rarely see, often not for years, sometimes we only swap Christmas cards, but when we do come together, it is like that time in-between has never existed. We are all so relaxed with each other, we are laughing within minutes and the end of their visit comes all too soon.

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