Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesdays With Rita: Tiny Gratefulness

We spent the weekend in Tombstone, Arizona listening to boots on the boardwalk

and watching all the men in black frock coats (well, at least I did.)

Now I'm feeling a little brain dead.
It seemed the harder I tried to think of something special to write about this week the more the ideas eluded me.

Finally while waiting for my writing group to start today I had the idea I was looking for.

With Thanksgiving in the U.S. just two days away we are all thinking about family and turkey. It will just be the two of us and my husband is on call but I still look forward to the holiday. I am thankful for my family, my friends and his job but I wanted to go beyond that. So I decided to share five tiny things I'm thankful for:

1. Ladybugs that protect the garden and tickle my fingers.

2. Glitter that brightens a journal page, a card and a day.

3. Ice that makes my tea more refreshing.

4. Words that go together to make conversation, for communicating love and in the books I love to read.

5. Ink that swirls on the page to form the words and drawings to turn my journals into thought filled safes.

What are five tiny things you are thankful for?


  1. Thankfulness list

    1: Life and health

    2: My wife, who still puts up with me in spite of

    3: Friends and their sharing of themselves, for which I am very grateful.

    4: Enough food, shelter, clothing, and peace.

    5: Books to read, enjoy, and create.

  2. 5 TINY things I am grateful are

    1.tea bags filled with soothing leaves to calm and comfort.

    2. notes that my husband and I leave for each other.

    3. the itsy bitsy pieces of biology that make a new life.

    4. acupuncture needles that open up my energy paths.

    5. brief moments that turn into long lasting friendships.

  3. My wife has just informed me that I should have listed her as number one. Her reasoning is that our relationship will last past death and onto the next life. While it may take me while to ponder the theological merits of the statement, consider the list as amended.

  4. i am so thankful for ladybugs!
    and birds and my dogs and love love your boots!


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