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Being Thankful by Loretto on 20 November 2012 2:27pm
Things will be crazy for the next five days, so I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving, even to those who don't celebrate the day across the pond.

Thanks for encouraging me to go ahead and self-publish the book. Thanks to Pete who bought it, it is still riddled with the passive voice and spelling mistakes. Thanks for a nice 2012. I am on the site 3 years, and yeah, I am just melancholy today, and thankful.
Re: Being Thankful by Wheelrim on 20 November 2012 4:31pm
Loretto, I am pretty melancholy every day, I learnt a while ago not to get stressed about anything, it leads nowhere except illness. I always follow what my father said, `If you think you have a bad lot or are not happy with what you do NOT have, just watch the six o`clock news and be grateful for what you DO have for there you will see who truly is having a rough deal`.
Wise words. Well done on the book, I will get my act in gear one day and do my story, even if no-one reads it!
I am happy with everything I have, and grateful. If I am doubting it, its 5.30 at the moment, the news is on in 30 minutes.
Re: Being Thankful by Lounge Trekker on 20 November 2012 5:11pm
And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Loretto, and everyone else!

I am thankful that I can do so much; and to do it with a grin. I am grateful that I can live well. I must be doing something right...I'm surrounded by good people.
Re: Being Thankful by Loretto on 20 November 2012 7:27pm
I am fine now, but when I posted that I had just written a blogpost about when Sean and I went to Newgrange in Ireland for the winter solstice, and he was 11 yearsl old then in 2009. I keep thinking that was only 3 years ago and I see how much he has changed, what big changes will the next 3 years bring? We have a good relationship, we each have the same weird sense of humor, and I suppose I am thinking about sending him off into the world in 4 years and just missing him. Enough. Don't know why it is hitting me today, but it is.
Re: Being Thankful by Lounge Trekker on 20 November 2012 7:38pm
Hey Loretto,

You've given Sean the best start possible. You will have imparted in him all the personality characteristics and values that you now have. A child leaving home is an essential part of growth. Your growth as much as his.

Being away from Mom for the first time is a critical time for Sean. He will learn things about himself he can't get from books, school or parental guidance. He'll be fine.

Re: Being Thankful by Loretto on 20 November 2012 10:26pm
Thanks Pete. I have just driven him around for 3 hours from elctric motor shops to hardware store and hobby shops looking for the ingredients of his science fair project....so believe me when I say, the melancholy has worn off, then he says, "I enjoyed my afternoon with you."

Re: Being Thankful by Lounge Trekker on 20 November 2012 10:43pm
The payoff! You are already experiencing the results of your good work.
Re: Being Thankful by tucsonmike on 21 November 2012 1:28am
Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my health family and friends. Thankful for my writing. Thankful for every day and the fact that the Yankees were knocked of the playoffs.
Re: Being Thankful by Loretto on 21 November 2012 11:55pm

We even had "Turkey Day" in Ireland.

Happy Turkey Day Palinstravels.
Re: Being Thankful by suzulu on 22 November 2012 1:38am
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friends across the pond.
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