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One Year On WordPress — Whoohoo!!!

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com! You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.

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One year ago I took tentative baby steps towards a forever journey. I came to WP and found a wonderfully supportive family.

A year ago I made my first post and hit the publish button, not having a clue as to what I was doing, but you kind and generous people decided to read, befriend and journey along with my fledgling self …

So here’s to you!!!

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On this platform I discovered literary giants, from whom I can learn and grow and I am so grateful.

So here’s to you my WP family, I am grateful, I appreciate you ALL. Let’s continue to grow together!

I love you ALL!!!

Be safe, be well, be blessed!

JustPene’

 

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Social Distancing – What Have We Learned?

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Hello my friends. I am so blessed to have you all in my life. You have no idea how my interactions with you help me in light of our present circumstances.

Being able to interact with you out here soothes and provides a haven for the soul.

For the past several days I have awakened very early in the morning with my mind filled with what-ifs and worry … I usually shake it off, but the accuser stalks us when we are often vulnerable … during sleep.

For the past several years I had been working almost ceaselessly. As I got older I realized the need to make better money choices.

Getting deeper in real estate both in the USA as well as South America required a lot of cash.

I also began investing in livestock as a means to secure my older years.

Last month I made the decision to part ways with my 2nd full-time job so COVID-19 came along just as I was pondering the decision to allow for some “down time”.

What I have gained from social distancing so far:

  • A renewed relationship with the family.
  • More “me time”
  • Time to indulge my love of reading.
  • Time for exercise.
  • Going for walks with family.
  • Time for introspection.
  • I have a lot more energy.
  • The kids say I am way more fun.

Things Money cannot buy:

  • Health
  • Peace
  • Love
  • Life
  • Morals
  • Integrity
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Parents
  • Kindness

What I am Thankful For:

  • Jesus
  • Family
  • Good friends
  • WordPress family
  • Health
  • My Snookums, always willing to help and walk with me

My list just keeps on growing, all the things I was unaware of a lack.

What have you learned from our recent events? What are you grateful for?

 

 

 

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Thank You…

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How often do you lift up your arms to heaven just to say to God- Thank you? Not nearly as often as I should.

The 1 Grateful Person Tag is based on Luke 19 and the account of Jesus with the 1 out of ten lepers he healed who came back thank him. Let us aspire to be like the 1 who thanked Jesus and not the 9 who did not.

Here are the rules:

1– Share what you are grateful to Jesus for.

I am so grateful for God’s love for me. I am humbled that he has sought me out in various spaces, to show me how much he does.

2Share a passage from the bible about gratitude that means something to you.

Psalms 28:7 — The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

3- Please share a link to my original post. 1 Grateful Person Thank you Matthew and DeborahMarie for tagging me. This is a wonderful concept!

4- Use any picture in your post that expresses gratitude.

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5. Share the intro

6- Tag whoever you wish to.

I am tagging:

Every one who have enjoyed, liked and commented on my written words. I am truly grateful for this community on Word Press.

God Bless you my friends.