Posted by: JulieAloha | November 22, 2018

Giving Thanks

November 22, 2018

The Zoo is closing in less than an hour and it is pouring down rain in sheets and buckets – it’s Thanksgiving Day and I’m at work at Guest Services and so very grateful to be here where I love my job and the people I work with and the opportunities and blessings I have. It’s been a quiet day for the most part, a few rentals (mostly umbrellas) and I’ve been able to complete a few projects and do a little reading while enjoying a warming cup of cocoa. I love the sound of the rain plashing outside and on the roof of the building. I love the shine and pattern of raindrops on the pavement. And I love having the time to think and reflect on the year and what it’s brought me.

This year my old Corolla finally failed completely, but I’m thankful that with the proceeds from the sale of my condo last year I was able to buy a brand new Ionic hybrid and the savings in gas alone more than covers my monthly car payment. After a ten month search I found a new condo and I’m thankful that I became a homeowner again in April. It’s been a long process to design and plan renovations for my new home, but I’m thankful that we are set to begin demolition next Monday and I hope to be able to move in by the first week in January. I’m grateful for my family, for their good health and love, for my mom who has put up with me as a house”guest” for a year and a half and supported me in so many ways. I’m grateful for my friends, near and far, and I pray for their good health and joy and comfort in the coming year. I had a little setback this summer in the form of a torn anterior tibialis tendon which required surgery and a lengthy healing process, but that brings me back to my gratitude for my job and the support and latitude they gave me while I healed. Most of all, I’m grateful for almost 50 years of life and looking forward to the years ahead and hoping to make a positive difference in them.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Thank you for this wonderful posting. Your gratitude encourages me to look in all areas of my life and to feel thankfulness. I am also thankful that you are my friend. Love you💕. Kinda

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