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Also I am so happy that I have such good relations with my boyfriend’s family and was well off to support them financially.
I have such a great mother and father who loves me so much! I also have such a great boyfriend and two best friends that totally vibe with me and are super supportive.
I have a great life, that I am sure others would want. I am a little fat and I keep on comparing my success with others so that is bad. I will take care about that.
the generosity of my boyfriends family, I originally didn’t have a place to go on thanksgiving and even though we are newer, he invited me to his families home for the holiday. There were no expectations or pretenses, but he saw i was distressed and wanted me to be in a loving, safe, and familial environment. My father also cooked a wonderful breakfast and shared stories, laughs, and time together.
I feel generous for the unconditional love I receive from my young grandchildren. I can touch the godhood within them.
Someone shared something personal with me and I was grateful to listen. Although not the intent, the person’s share brought a new perspective on a similar situation in my life. We later shared a chuckle not AT the situations but rather that the situations were happening at all.
Whenever I witness the generosity of spirit from others gifting part of themselves I feel grateful.
“Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we shall never cease to be amused.” Author unknown
I have a really kind neighbor who offers to pick up my packages while I am out of town so that they don’t get stolen from our building. Sometimes it’s the smallest favors from nearly strangers that mean a lot!
Those that give something that is precious to them. The most precious thing is our life, so those that give part of their life, they are the most generous.
One time i was in a supermarket and the people behind me paid my grocery bill because i forgot to bring my credit card.
I’m grateful to Holly for her generous daily posts in the Lounge, which I look forward to reading. And I’m grateful to my son for the good Sunday dinners he makes for us.
People offering help in the form of rides to meetings or just phone numbers to reach out to people in recovery
When a friend came for a visit last week, surprisingly, she brought some delicious tea of which she knew we as a group and me too love it and which we often had shared until it was finished, but of which I believed that it is not available here. She went to ask in various towns to find it and unexpectedly, she succeeded! Her generosity of heart and moneywise (it was expensive, I guess) and kindness to keep on to look for and then to find it was a really loving gift, and we had this delicious tea together shortly after in our gratefulness-group. Mhhhh!
This is beautiful Ose. I think in addition to her being a thoughtful and good friend, she was also reflecting back to you your own goodness and generosity of heart.
Thank you, dear Mary, for your kind reply! 🙏 Wishing you a happy and peaceful Sunday evening, too, dear friend. Blessings to you and to all who come here.
What a happy tea story, Ose – thank you for sharing. What sort of tea is it? I think I’ll make myself a cup of the tea my daughter gave me after a visit to England.
It is roasted buckwheat tea, which I had brought from a journey to Japan and which is called Soba cha over there. If you can get hold of it, please try it, it is just delicious and conjured am “Ahh” on our tongue and smile to our face. And you have got such a gift, tea from England! A beautiful idea to celebrate it and be thinking of your beloved daughter. Have a lovely Sunday evening, dear Mica.
Thank you, Ose dear. Amazon sells it – surprise suprise – but I’m aiming to look for it at the Asian store near me. And, yes, I enjoyed my beloved daughter’s tea bag from England in a lovely tin box.
My daughters help with my school activities. My colleagues ability to jump in and help wherever it was needed. Staff’s expression of gratitude for little things. My husband’s taking the time to get me gas and make me food so that I could do something he didn’t fully agree with. My peers willingness to step in and drive when we had to pick up something far away.
I did not expect my children to bring food to our Thanksgiving celebration, both of them are young, but both spent time and care making something special “from scratch” to bring. I was touched that they are already in a place where they feel they can be generous, and that they are willing to give of themselves. I was happy that they see life’s better moments with others as co-operative.
Hooray, Holly – it sounds like they’ve had good mothering, too 🙂
My colleague turned mentor continues to train me in my career. He spends a lot of time everyday coaching me, including me in his business so I learn the ropes. He even includes me in the profit share model. No one in this career path has ever been so generous with their time than he has. I’m so thankful.
An inclusion of everyone at the Thanksgiving table and being grateful for that diversity.
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