|Desert shrubs in the foreground, mountains in the background, with blue skies and fluffy clouds overhead
It rained earlier this week, which didn't cause any problems where we live, but prompted TV stations to launch "Storm Watches," with one reporter announcing, "We saw some people with umbrellas, and drivers used their windshield wipers." So that's what those things are for!
However, the rain has stopped and the sun has come out, and it's a perfect time to join the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop!
1. I'm thankful for lovely views. That photo at the top of this post? That's the view I have every time I drive home from town. I had to stop and take a photo so I could share it with you. I love seeing mountains and even some greenery.
2. I'm thankful for youngest granddaughter, and getting a glimpse into her world. The other day, I gave Baby-baby some blueberries. She looked at them then asked me if I could "take the eye out." I will never look at blueberries quite the same! She thought the indentation where the fruit attaches to the bush was an eye. I assured her that it wasn't an eye and that it was safe to eat. Cutting the blueberry in half seemed to help.
3. I'm thankful for Drexel in general, and specifically this week that:
Speaking of the thrift store, while I was there, another customer thought she had lost her phone in the store. I offered to call her number to see if she could hear it ringing. Unfortunately, she was unsuccessful in locating it. After I got home, I got a call from her. She had found her phone in her car, and called my number back to thank me for trying to help her and to let me know she found her phone. She told me that she was reminded that there are lots of good people in the world.
7. I'm thankful that my attempt to assist in locating a phone (which really didn't take any effort) helped a stranger, even if it didn't help her actually find the phone she was looking for. We never know when our small kindnesses will make a difference to someone.
8. I'm thankful for Facebook groups. My great-aunt passed away this week, and due to a Facebook family reunion group, relatives have been able to post photos and other memories and share condolences with her immediate family.
9. I'm thankful for newspapers.com. I was able to learn (and share) more about my great-aunt's life by reading about her in old newspapers. Small town old newspapers are full of information! For example, I learned that my great-aunt reupholstered a chair and entered it into the county fair when she was a teenager and part of Future Homemakers of America.
10. I'm thankful for John, and I'm thankful he's feeling much better now.
What are you thankful for this week? Be sure to check out the other bloggers' entries on the Ten Things of Thankful blog!