52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 10


“The greatest wealth is health.”


Since retiring from teaching, I no longer have a proper job and my income is much reduced. However, I am reminded each and every day that abundance is not about money…

I have more free time and energy to enjoy:

  • cooking and trying out new recipes,
  • spending time with family and friends,
  • pottering in my garden,
  • writing my blog, reading new blog posts, commenting,
  • learning new skills,
  • reading,
  • contemplation…

My health is improving bit by bit and I am really enjoying LIFE.

Last week, I was drawn to re-read Julia Cameron’s wonderful book “The Prosperous Heart.”  It a great workbook for assessing true abundance.

Synchronicity is a funny thing and as I picked up the book my phone rang.  I took a call from a dress exchange.  A dress that I had placed with them several months before had just sold!

I travelled to town to collect my big bonus, then visited my local library.  The librarian asked me “Would you be interested in joining our readers group? The classes are free.”

I have been researching possible leisure classes for autumn, so I said a big “Yes” and received this month’s reading – ” All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr – which won the Pullitzer Prize for fiction in 2015.

I enjoyed the book so much I was moved to tears – it is an incredible story set during World War 11.  If it crosses your path, I urge you to read it.

“52 Weeks of Thankfulness” is a writing prompt from Bernadette at Haddon Musings

Please come join us over the coming weeks.




  1. Boy your quote is so right!! What a “fortunate” day you had and enriching!! I look forward to the day when I can enjoy the abundance of time. Enjoy your classes this fall, you’re off to a great start! 🙂 xo

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  2. Thanks for this! It’s so easy to be stuck in a negative thought pattern “When it rains, it pours” concerning unhappy parts of life, but reading this post reminded me that it works the other way too. One good thing leads to another and that is the thought to focus on and share with others during my day.

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  3. WOW, how cool is this? I love it. Abundance comes in many forms, and sometimes it can be when we least expect it. I get so much from your posts … especially this one right now, because I’m going to be moving in about a month (and I’ll be gone in Japan for the next 2 weeks), so you’re reminding me that abundance is so available to me. Thank you, and many blessings.

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