Thankfulness in 2020

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Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:43 pm

There have been better years. Still, we all have a lot that we can be thankful for this Thanksgiving. List stuff here.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:44 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:57 am
I believe in the saving power of Christ, his mercy, and his love.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by JimVH » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:04 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:57 am
I believe in the saving power of Christ, his mercy, and his love.
And pie.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:10 pm

Tendrils of smoke, ephemeral, on a winter's night.






And pie. Definitely pie.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by Del » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:16 pm

Okay.... I'll say it.

I am thankful for the Hallmark Channel, for keeping Mrs. Del entertained throughout this awful year. And for being a corner of reliable, wholesome entertainment for sensible women of a certain age.... when the rest of the media has gone crazy with woke-hysteria.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by Goose55 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:44 pm

Best effectual prayer even invoked within me by His Spirit: "Lord, grant unto me a thankful heart."
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:54 pm

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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:55 pm

I have amazing friends that I grew in those relationships this year.

I have a tattoo as proof.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:56 pm

"My friend Sara. And I got to do a lot of D&D this year." - cocokrispie
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by BeefyG » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:33 pm

As much as I don’t want to go in tomorrow, I’m incredibly thankful for still having a job right now.

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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:37 pm

Bruh...this has been a great year!

Society went to poo, but I never much cared for society, so meh. Moved a lot of friends over to the acquaintance category. Epic money-saving victory.

My wife learned to cook. I mean learned to COOK.

Metric s***-tonne of projects got done around here. House looks good!

Shut down let me get to spend more time around my kids than I ever have been able to--i rather enjoyed it.

Did I mention good eats?

TV finally is shut off. The wonderful sounds of an old house creaking fill the rooms.

I'm making less money than ever but enjoying its fruits more. Less consumptive spending. I'm really thankful for that.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:51 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:56 pm
"My friend Sara. And I got to do a lot of D&D this year." - cocokrispie
:lol: :lol:
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:52 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Bruh...this has been a great year!

Society went to poo, but I never much cared for society, so meh. Moved a lot of friends over to the acquaintance category. Epic money-saving victory.

My wife learned to cook. I mean learned to COOK.

Metric s***-tonne of projects got done around here. House looks good!

Shut down let me get to spend more time around my kids than I ever have been able to--i rather enjoyed it.

Did I mention good eats?

TV finally is shut off. The wonderful sounds of an old house creaking fill the rooms.

I'm making less money than ever but enjoying its fruits more. Less consumptive spending. I'm really thankful for that.
bravo, squire.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by sweetandsour » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:17 pm

JimVH wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:04 pm
coco wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:44 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:57 am
I believe in the saving power of Christ, his mercy, and his love.
And pecan pie.
+1
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by Hovannes » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:30 pm

My family is safe
Bills and taxes are getting paid
Good friends
There is still mass on Sundays, usually.
The roof doesn't leak, the car starts and the plumbing works
I have a Discalced Carmelite for my spiritual guide.
Doesn't get much better!
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by FredS » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:58 am

- I've worked from home home for years and now Mrs FredS has been doing teletherapy from home for the last few months. She's set up in the guest bedroom next to my office. I like it.

- Now that I hear what Mrs FredS does all day I'm thankful for healers and encouragers. The world needs more of her and less of me.

- I'm thankful for firefighters and those that support them.

- I'm thankful I live in a country that cares about cold, clean water, and that has taken measures to protect it and the fishes that live in it.

- Thankful for a steady income and an employer that values my work and my well being.

- My children are wonderful people and have hooked up with other wonderful people and they're building wonderful families. I thought it was nice when it was just my wife and I as newlyweds, but now there are 14 of us and it's even better.

- Thankful for my friends at/from CPS. Don't want to sound like a white suburban soccer mom, but you're my 'tribe' and I enjoy my time with you. Now more than ever I'm thankful for this virtual place.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by tuttle » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:19 am

-All of my daughter's surgeries have thus far been successful (one more this year tho)

-Still have a job and health

-Our church is still open, fighting, and have blessed us in ways beyond mention

-The Mexican place in town

-A higher degree of clarity on certain cultural issues (knowing where you stand is important and this year has highlighted quite a few lines in the sand)

-Family, both immediate and extended, has grown closer, stronger.

-For me beer and tobacco

-For nurses and grocery store workers

-For the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl (that was this year folks!!!)

-For the onslaught of chili lime flavored snack products
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:45 am

FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:58 am
...a white suburban soccer mom
You provide mods with a ton of great title material. If only Mont and S&S would do the same.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

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hugodrax wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Bruh...this has been a great year!

Society went to poo, but I never much cared for society, so meh. Moved a lot of friends over to the acquaintance category. Epic money-saving victory.

My wife learned to cook. I mean learned to COOK.

Metric s***-tonne of projects got done around here. House looks good!

Shut down let me get to spend more time around my kids than I ever have been able to--i rather enjoyed it.

Did I mention good eats?

TV finally is shut off. The wonderful sounds of an old house creaking fill the rooms.

I'm making less money than ever but enjoying its fruits more. Less consumptive spending. I'm really thankful for that.
I pretty much echo this. Also thankful that my company is doing so well. And thankful for my wonderful first world life where running out of pipe tobacco seems like a crisis.
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Re: Thankfulness in 2020

Post by coco » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:58 pm

The unconditional love of a dog
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