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Ten Thing of Thankful: Finding Your Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Little candy pots of gold at the end of rainbows

The post title above captures what the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop is all about: finding those glimmers in life that bring a sense of gratitude. Whether rainbows (and their proverbial pots of gold) appear amidst dark ominous clouds or fluffy white ones, we take hope in them and our mood is lightened. 

Here's a glimpse into my life this week:

Last night, John and I watched our grandchildren in their home while their mom and dad had an evening out. I'm thankful we could spend time with them. When we first walked in the door, youngest granddaughter asked me excitedly, "You're going to take me to the library?" I'm thankful that we share a love of the library, even if we don't go there every time I visit. We did, however, read bedtime stories together.

With St. Patrick's Day as an excuse, I looked online for  easy snack ideas that the kids might like. I found the pot of gold idea on The Typical Mom blog and made them up to take to the grandchildren. For most of them, the sour rainbows were the best part, though the grandchild I thought would like the sour candy turned out to be the one who preferred the chocolate. In any case, the colorful treats were a hit! I'm thankful for the ease of finding new ideas on the internet. 

I'm now halfway through the couch-to-5K program. Obviously, the first half is the easy half, but I'm thankful to be working up (once again) to running. 

The scale also continues to move in the right direction (which is actually left, of course!) More than 10 pounds down, and more than that to go. I'm thankful for hope in the weight department.

Tuesday was a rather social day for me. I met a friend I hadn't seen in years for lunch. I'm thankful we were able to catch up. That afternoon, I attended a memorial service for a woman who was in the same congregation I was in before we moved to Utah. Although we exchanged Christmas cards through the years, I didn't even realize she had been battling cancer. She was a sweet, strong woman. Although memorial services are not the reason you want to be gathering, I'm thankful for the chance to honor those who pass, and I'm thankful for the chance to see friends who are also in attendance. After the memorial service, I attended my ward's Relief Society (women's organization) meeting. Since moving here, I hadn't been able to make it to the monthly meeting for one reason or another, so I'm thankful I could get to know the women in the congregation better. (And, I've been asked to work with the young women (11-18) in the ward, so I'm also thankful I'll get to know them, too!) 

Even though I think I'm already to 10 things, I can't forget to mention I'm thankful for John. He continues to work, work, work at a job he's enjoying. He's also very thankful that Daylight Savings Time is here, because it means that even though he leaves for work before the sun comes up, at least he sees daylight after he gets home now. And as we know, sunlight is required for rainbows! 

Whew, that tied up more neatly than I anticipated! :-) What are you thankful for this week? Be sure to check out the other bloggers' posts over at The Ten Things of Thankful blog hop!



  1. I'm thankful things are going so well for you during your year of adventure.

  2. Those treats are so cute 😍 Congratulations on your health success.

  3. The treats you made are impressive, and look very professional!

    1. Thank you! (It helps that I used purchased items and just put them together.)

  4. totally agree with: "...finding those glimmers in life that bring a sense of gratitude." We all see the world each day but that is only one view, the TToT allows us to get a glimpse of another person's world and the increase in experience the right in the world is totally worth it... positive energy begats positive energy
    have a good week

    1. Lizzi certainly started a good thing. Definitely agree with you!


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