Daily Archives: January 2, 2019


In Monday’s post, I left you with this “teaser”:

And, now, I will explain. Just before 2018 arrived, I saw a suggestion on Facebook to write little notes of thankfulness/gratitude/joy all through the year, place them in a container, and then read them on New Year’s Eve.

So I did that all throughout 2018, keeping them in my Mom’s old glass “ice bucket” on our sideboard. Although I realize the importance of being grateful, having those colorful little notes in a prominent place helped me remember to actually put my thoughts into words.

Motor Man and I read all the notes (a total of 68) Monday evening as we quietly celebrated New Year’s Eve at home.

The multi-colored paper made quite a colorful scene as we selected them one-by-one from the stack to be read.

Many of them noted things I was thankful for: safe travels for us and/or Marshall (including us being just minutes ahead of a fatal tractor trailer accident on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel),  relieved to have found a credit card I’d misplaced, grateful that a cousin was doing well following surgery, and another with a similar message about a dear friend.  Some made mention of a fun trip we’d taken or just a nice time with friends or family.

Reading all those little notes brought back many happy memories of the year, and I’m definitely planning to do this again in 2019.

What are YOU thankful for today? Make a note of it!

~These Days Of Mine~