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Thankful Thursday




This post isn’t designed around Thanksgiving. As an Australian, I don’t do Thanksgiving. Rather, my post was written in response to a blog I found out there in the blogging world, A Parenting life. Rhianna has a Thursday link up about being thankful. I enjoy reading those that link up. I decided to have a go at putting my thoughts into words.

I’m thankful for so much but chose just three things to comment on …this time. I hope to try doing this fortnightly if not weekly. I think it’s important we take time out in our busy lives to reflect on all the great things we have.

 I am thankful for…

1. Having dinner with my husband and kids. Both my kids are grown up so meal times all together are no longer the nightly occurrence they were when they were younger. Tonight all four of us sat around the table for dinner and it was like old times of chatter as stories about the day were related. It’s so important to keep in touch. I love it when they have their partners with them too, all the extra stories… especially me sharing tales of when my kids were little. I am so thankful for my family in general.

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Pie for dessert


2. My friends. Times aren’t always good but a chance to vent, and a chance to listen strengthens the bond, makes the bad times bearable and the good times even more cheery.  I have friends who are family, friends of long time, friends of short times, but investing time in all the relationships is such a wonderful addition in my life. The internet has helped friendships by bridging the distance of miles and the time zones of the world.



3. Holidays are only 16 working days away. Can’t wait to break routines, be lazy , have time to pursue hobbies,  play with my pets , spend time with friends and family….Oh and a holiday to Hamilton Island to celebrate the New Year arriving…and no pet care to organise cause those grown up kids of mine will be at home to care for them , do the bins etc ( the best house minders lol).309214_10151158768079491_602161341_n


What are you thankful for? Please share a few of your thoughts in my comment section 🙂

Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

5 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Great list there. I wish I was having holidays over Christmas this year but alas it is my turn to do the pay run. People get upset if they don’t get paid over the holidays for some reason. lol
    Hope you enjoy your trip to Hamilton Island and the weather stays nice for you.

    • Ha, ha I guess no pay might make for unhappy faces . Hmmm but they just don’t think of those that set it in motion 🙂 My kids work in retail ( my son full time my daughter part time. ) this is the first Xmas my son has had off in years ( well except for Xmas Day) but my daughter is rostered on Boxing Day ( she loves the extra money) and the rest of the break.

  2. What wonderful things to be thankful for. Hamilton Island for NY sounds pretty special. Thanks so much for joining in with #thankfulthursday I am sorry it has taken till Sunday to drop by, has been non stop the last few days. The joys of end of year. Sending some fairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way

  3. Hooray for Thankful Thursdays, I bet NY can’t come around quick enough for you! That pie looks pretty good too….

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