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Ten Things of Thankful: Party Hop Edition

Happy birthday to my little sister this weekend!  The Ten Things of Thankful co-hosts are having a party--presumably to celebrate 50 weeks of the TToT (and 1 year, too, since we took off 2 weeks during the holidays)--but my sister's birthday just adds to the festivities for me. 



Our fearless leader, Lizzi, suggested that for this TToT, each of the co-hosts should contribute 5 Things of Thankful about the blog hop.  Be sure to go over to Lizzi's blog today to see our combined 50 Things of Thankful.  Also, Lizzi is having a contest! 

Here is my contribution:
I'm thankful for the TToT because:
1.  When I "count my many blessings, name them one by one," I always feel better than when I focus on the negative.
2.  I've witnessed great examples of the strength of the human spirit, as I've read accounts of trials and challenges, all with a positive spin.
3.  I've been reminded that the world is not that big, and that people are more alike than different.
4.  I've felt the support of friends I've never met, but who are friends nevertheless.
5.  I have the privilege of being part of the hop that Lizzi built. 
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Thanks, Lizzi, for coming up with the great idea for this blog hop, and thanks for those who participate.  Thanks, also, for my sister--happy birthday!

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  1. I have been taking part in "Ten Things of Thankful" for only a month, and I have realized that counting my blessings makes me feel happier.
    I am thankful for "Ten Things of Thankful."

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    1. I'm glad you have joined in the hop! I always enjoy your posts.

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  2. Kristi, I am thankful for another Rogerian perspective and for just being you!!! A happy b'day to us!

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  3. That cake is so pretty. I do like how pretty we all made it this weekend. Thanks for your contribution, and I hope your sister has a lovely birthday :)

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    1. It's amazing what one can do with a store-bought cake and a few raspberries and candles. :-)

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  4. Love that the hop is 50 weeks in and will say I very much enjoy joining in with you all and can't thank you enough for hosting, too. Happy weekend now :)

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    1. I'm so happy to be part of this blog hop. I enjoy reading everyone's posts.

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  5. I enjoy the community we have build here. I also enjoy visiting your blog and reading your lists each week. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Happy Birthday to your sister! Your cake looks delicious, and how clever of you to make Ts out of raspberries.

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    1. Our local grocery store makes a mean cake. ;-) Glad you recognized those as Ts. Raspberries make everything better.

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  7. It's a great hop and so glad to have met you through it! Happy birthday to the TToT and to your sister!

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  8. I love everything on this list, Kristi! "The world is not that big and that people are more alike than different" - beautiful!

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    1. And because it isn't, I've met wonderful people--you, for example!

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  9. #3 is such a biggie for me! I love that this hop has brought so many unlike people together to discover that they have so much in common. The real is the same for everyone, isn't it? I hope you had a better week. Can't really sense from this post.

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me. Yes, this week has been MUCH better! The crisis is over and resolved. It was short-lived, but intense, but now everything is back to normal. :-)

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  10. Happy Birthday to your sister.
    (Now, about those berries…. I have seen many excellent plants in photos here at 'Thankful', were any of them (the photos) the source of the anniversary fruit?)

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    1. Oh, you don't know how much I wish those raspberries were home-grown. Raspberries are hands-down my favorite fruit. Ever the optimist, I have tried and tried again to get them to survive in my hot-summered, always-windy desert, to no avail. I've finally given up the annual death-sentence planting of raspberries. The beauties on the cake came from the grocery store, as did the cake itself, as long as I'm going for full-disclosure. :-)

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  11. Happy Birthday ...

    Kristi I am so glad that I have been able to read all the posts of the TTOT - and it is so inspiring to read and feel that "yes you can find something to be thankful for"

    I know and feel that the words Thank You ; can be a prayer itself -

    Seeing and reading all your posts have given me a lot of hope -

    Congrats to all you wonderful ladies
    :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. It is easy to find negative things in this world; I'm glad that the TToT has shown you hope.

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  12. That cake looks so very yummy!!

    I love the that you mentioned the reminder that people are more alike than different. That is a beautiful thing.

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    1. The local grocery store came through for me--the cake was delicious!

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  13. It's true that we do have many similarities as humans. I think that's what I've found in blogging and it is nice to connect with people with similar interests in different areas. Thank you for being apart of a wonderful blog hop community :)

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    1. Yes, technology is wonderful for connecting people who, due to distance, would never have met otherwise!

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  14. Here's to counting blessings and not focusing on the negative. Your cake is gorgeous - will you use it to celebrate your sister's birthday (and happy birthday to her!)?

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    1. Unfortunately, my sister and I live in opposite corners of the country, so she did not get to share the cake with us.

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  15. Your list this weekend was everything I feel as well, but you put it into words so much better than I ever could. It's great fun being a co-host with you!

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