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I never thought I'd be thankful for ...

Posted by @colleenyoung, Nov 23, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving today.
People across the United States are sharing meals, walks and stories, and giving thanks. However, there are times life takes us by surprise. Things happen unexpectedly and it is only upon reflection or retrospection that we can give thanks.

How would you complete this sentence?

I never thought I’d be thankful for _____________________.

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@colleenyoung A quiet and peaceful day with no obligations other than to enjoy my time and be in the moment.

Hi @parus, LOL Thank you for sharing that image. How lovely that you found gratitude in your choice to enjoy the moments as they came today.

I never thought I’d be grateful for so many chronic illnesses, however, it has given me an opportunity to reach out to others in similar situations!
Teresa

I never thought I’d be thankful for raking leaves.
This week’s beautiful Kentucky weather, along with the health of both me and spouse and our ability to get up and out to do it are a blessing!
Rosemary

Colleen,
I didn’t think I would be able to list the things I’m thankful for. I was scrolling through the groups and saw the “just wanted to talk”. I really am most thankful for life. Just being able to be here. I have learned that my husband, my daughter & son-in-law, my friends (live & virtual), my dogs, finding an amazing doctor, health care workers that “get it”….. The list could go on and on. But I’m thankful to a depth that I wouldn’t have thought possible a month ago. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!
Vicky

@rosemarya I always so enjoyed raking leaves. There are many things in this life to be thankful for and share.

@parus

@rosemarya I always so enjoyed raking leaves. There are many things in this life to be thankful for and share.

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@parus, I love reading what you and others share about things in life to be thankful for! In spite of our differences and regardless of our individual struggles we do encourage and inspire each other.
Thank you for all of your kindnesses that you share.
Rosemary

@hopeful33250

I never thought I’d be grateful for so many chronic illnesses, however, it has given me an opportunity to reach out to others in similar situations!
Teresa

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Teresa,
Even if there were no chronic illness, I have no doubt you would be reaching out in some way! I am so very thankful for the calming, supportive and caring words you send me. I can feel the empathy in your words and I know that I are sending prayers and thoughts when I’m struggling. For everything you do,
Thank you,
Vicky

@colleenyoung

Hi @parus, LOL Thank you for sharing that image. How lovely that you found gratitude in your choice to enjoy the moments as they came today.

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Colleen,
Thank you. For taking time from your day to prompt us to be thankful for each day. Your responses are encouraging, the information always helpful, and it seems that you somehow know when I need to hear a virtual hug or guidance. Your post as we went to my first apointment had my husband and I both teary eyed. It was compassion and encouragement when we both were getting ready to take a very scarey step in the right direction.
Thank you, vicky

@hopeful33250

I never thought I’d be grateful for so many chronic illnesses, however, it has given me an opportunity to reach out to others in similar situations!
Teresa

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Vicky, @vsinn2000

I’m glad that I could offer you support. You have blessed me as well and I thank you for that!

Teresa

I never thought I’d be thankful for my husband’s old 1993 Honda Civic coupe that lasted till last January — it allowed us to use the monies we would have spent buying another car on other family priorities, like vacations, and save more.

@parus

@colleenyoung HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

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I’m happy to say I only went up 1/2 # and I suspect it is water weight. Still I headed back to the YMCA on Sunday.

Lynn

I’m thankful for 24 years married to a wonderful husband (anniversary is today!) and being able to be involved in a medical study at Mayo that has resulted in the first treatment for PKD. I’m thankful that my nephrologist at Mayo has agreed to see my daughter who also has PKD. I’m thankful for excellent health insurance and peace that passes all understanding that God has given me as I wait for a living kidney donor.

Lynn

@IWantToBelieve

I’m thankful for 24 years married to a wonderful husband (anniversary is today!) and being able to be involved in a medical study at Mayo that has resulted in the first treatment for PKD. I’m thankful that my nephrologist at Mayo has agreed to see my daughter who also has PKD. I’m thankful for excellent health insurance and peace that passes all understanding that God has given me as I wait for a living kidney donor.

Lynn

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Lynn @lcamino

Happy anniversary to you both!

Teresa

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