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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you'?" - William Arthur Ward

Today's quote is one of my all time favorites. Sometimes I write it on a post-it and keep it on the calendar in my purse. It is so important to show your appreciation everyday through kind words or actions. Today was one of those days that I felt extra appreciative not for any particular reason, just a feeling. While I was at the vet today (I spend a LOT of time there if you haven't noticed) I felt like I really needed to show my gratitude to whoever was there. So, lucky Erin got an earful about how wonderful she is as well as how much I appreciate the vet and the office in general. I feel like those girls (and one guy) are practically family - maybe I need to invite them for dinner. They do so much for our furry family that I want them all to know how much we appreciate them.

So, any ideas on a good thank you? Please let me know...I've been thinking about it and thought I would reach out to the internet for some ideas. There are so many that know us, work with Horton that I think individual thank yous are out (and I wouldn't want to forget one of those that work in the back and I don't see very often)...

I am thankful for Troy and his job at the museum. Every year that goes by that the museum is funded enough to employ Troy is a good year indeed. I love that Troy can work somewhere like the museum doing something he loves and believes in. The museum is such a good fit for a family too. I like that we can pop in and say hi, that Troy can come home early when needed for Archer, that he can have such a flexible (within reason) schedule. He is lucky indeed to work somewhere that allows him to sleep in a little in the mornings!
Today I went in and helped Troy document a collection. We took pictures of items with their assession numbers. We took over 100 photos, maybe close to 200 (not sure yet). I love being able to work with Troy - sounds nutty to some, however I really enjoy it.

And of course I am thankful for our Veterans. I hope they all know that we appreciate them for their bravery and service to our country!


  1. I've never heard that quote before but I like it.

    I think, as far as the vet is concerned, you continuing to go there is thanks enough. It IS their job & I (hope) they enjoy it! I dunno, that's just me.

  2. Excellent quote, and the museum is also lucky to have Troy! It's better for him being there for sure.

    You could bake something for the vet office... I know that several friends who've felt extra well taken-care-of by docs/nurses, etc. have baked cookies or muffins for offices and they are very appreciated. One load of goodies, and one big Thank You!

  3. I am loving your blog this month! Very uplifting with hearing all that you are thankful for. Keep it up!

    As far as a thanks, I know my office always loves to get food. There is a company called Enstroms Candy that has the best toffee and the ship it to people! That is our favorite!

  4. Thanks for the ideas. Keep 'em coming! :)

  5. I was going to suggest a basket of muffins (shaped like paw prints, of course!) or some cupcakes or a cake or some cookies or a huge box of chocolates...or something like that. I'm all about the food-stuff! Or maybe you could make some sort of meal (like spaghetti or a casserole) and deliver it to the office for them. Of course, you might want to call ahead and see what kind of rules they have about having food in their office. They might have to restrict what can be brought in for fear of making the puppies and kitties too hungry. Or not.

    If they can't have any of those things, I can. And I will be sure to express your gratitude to each person in the office and let them know what delicious foods they missed out on. That's just the kind of friend I am. You're so lucky to "know" me.



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