Day 70

This lesson is from Thursday March 11th.

I got to see my sister when she finished work. It was a bittersweet visit. We had planned to FaceTime my uncle since he was visiting my Grandpa. Because of the whole covid situation, my sister and I weren’t able to see him, so we can only FaceTime with him, to say our goodbyes.

He was alert, but sedated so he didn’t really say much, but that’s okay. My sister and I talked about all of our memories that we have shared with him. And my other cousins got to say goodbye to him via FaceTime, too. We were all there.

My sister and I talked about all of the times we were at the cottage, all of our sleepovers, all of those cups of tea he made us. My cousins and I slept over at our Grandparents’ house and we had a chocolate egg scavenger hunt. That was a lot of fun!

Today, I will reflect on memories that made me laugh and smile. I will try my hardest to keep them dear to my heart. Mostly I will try to keep the memories alive by telling them to others.

Day 57

This lesson is from Friday.

While we were waiting for dinner to finish cooking. My Grandma and I were helping my mama organize her stuff. She just moved not too long ago. So we were helping her with some organization. I have been trying to help my mom organize her things for the past few years now. But I feel like she is slowly starting to get organized. In the process, I hope that she can also downsize her items. She does have a lot of things. I am happy to help to help her.

I also help my sister organize her things, as well. Everyone always comes to me when they need help cleaning and organizing things. I am comfortable with living with less things. I like things in my life to be organized.

Today, I will see the beauty in helping others. Whether it is me lending someone my time, or my money. I will find ways to always lend a helping hand. I know that if I needed help, I would appreciate anyone’s help. There are benefits to the people receiving help, and the person giving help. It is important to help others when you can.

Day 29

Because my Grandparents were getting tired and a bit overwhelmed with the packing, and loading, we had decided to ask my cousin if she wanted to help us for the day. She had got back saying that she had her stuff to do, so she wasn’t able to help us.

I guess I was reminded that you can’t really force someone to help you, no matter how much you would have liked them to help you. Yeah, sure I was disappointed that my cousin didn’t want to help us, but my Grandparents and I were able to help my mom move her things.

Today, I will not force anyone to do anything that they don’t have time for, or just aren’t able to help with. It doesn’t mean that they don’t love us, they still do, I know it. Sometimes people just say “no” for various reasons, and it usually isn’t a reflection of how they feel towards us.

Thankful Thursdays #31 – January 28th, 2021

This is one of my favourite posts to write! I love to write and think about what I am thankful for. I hope I inspire you to think and reflect what you are grateful for throughout the week.

Here is a list of things that make me grateful.

  1. I am grateful that I get to babysit my niece, when her parents work. I enjoy the time we get to spend together. We read books, and we have tea parties together. Well, not real tea parties, yet, since she is almost two. We just pretend. But it’s still a lot of fun.
  2. I am grateful that my Grandparents helped my mom and myself pack up my mom’s stuff for her move. My mama has a lot of things, so I appreciated any help.
  3. I was able to pick up my holds at the library the other day. Picking up books at the library is always fun. I can’t wait to read them all. I am always excited to read books that I have never read before.
  4. I am thankful for talking to my friends, and family members especially when I have days where I feel upset, or sad about something.
  5. When I saw my Grandma the other day, she gave me her blanket that she meant to give us awhile ago when she gave us the set it goes with. It’s really warm, and cozy. It’s the perfect reading blanket.

Let me know what you are thankful for in the comments!

Day 180 of 192

This item is from Saturday.

Several years ago, my Grandma gave me this can opener. But to be honest, these can openers are just too advanced for me. I prefer to use the star shaped can openers. I remember when I was at my boyfriend’s family’s house, I was the only one in the house, I wanted to have some soup. So I walked over to my Grandparent’s house, because at the time, they lived a few blocks away from my boyfriend’s house. My Grandpa opened the can of soup for me and he even made it for me. I loved that day. My boyfriend and I bought a new can opener and one for our future house, too. I no longer will be needing this.

I’m just going to give it back to my Grandma.

Day 165 of 192

Hey everyone!

I am so grateful for all of the people I have helped throughout this difficult year. I hope if you have some things laying around your house, that you no longer use or wear, that you donate it to the people who are in need.

In this container I found this notebook that my Grandparents gave, but I already have a ton of journals already. So I’m just going to this aside for my niece. I think she would like it.

Day 124 of 192

This is Saturday’s item.

My mom gave this to me several years ago, I thought I might have wanted to wear it. But it was the other day that I realized I didn’t really need it anymore.

Because my mom was also at my Grandparents’ house when I gave my Grandma all of these clothes. My mom went through it as well, and discovered how much she had like this “sweater” and put it back in her closet.

Thankful Thursdays #17

I love writing this post because I express my gratitude for the things that I am thankful for. I hope I encourage others to write about the things you are grateful for throughout the week. If you are pressed for time, at least think about the things you are happy for. I feel like it’s really important to express your gratitude and share it with others.

Here is my list…

  1. Seeing my Grandparents for the first time since my birthday back in June (of this year). We had afternoon tea and we had dinner together. We had porkchops, with asparagus and oven roasted potatoes. It was delicious.
  2. Since I was seeing my Grandma, I was able to pass along the clothes I no longer wanted or needed. It cleared up some space in my room. That’s always a good thing.
  3. I’m grateful that all of my clothes are going to help someone. She also told me that she was going to give them to her friend’s granddaughter. That’s always nice. I’m really glad.
  4. I got a book to borrow a book from my Grandma, which is on my To Be Read List. My books are available at the library, so I’m really excited to pick them up, and start reading them.
  5. My boyfriend and I went to a store and bought more tea over the weekend.

Day 118 of 192

This is Sunday’s item.

I feel really bad for keeping things for so long that I have not used. Before Covid-19 my Grandparents went to a lot of church sales, and garage sales, so she would buy a whole bunch of books and clothes that I would like. This explains why I used to have a lot of things. Plus three years I loved going clothes shopping.

Now I am finally starting to go through my possessions. I feel bad for holding on to this for so long. I feel that someone else could have enjoyed wearing this, instead of it being stashed away in a container for several years.

It’s a cute sweater, but it’s too small for me now.

But now I am freeing myself from this item, and I am super happy about it.

Day 103 of 192

I found a bunch of old, and probably dirty jewelry which are all tangled up anyway.

I have other valuable jewelry than this. And I haven’t worn these in nearly 20 years, so I am better off without these things.

Despite that my Grandparents have bought me a good potion of these pieces of jewelry. I have learned that our memories aren’t in the things we keep, they are in our heart.