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wayne stephen
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Whenever we count our blessings we are always grateful for our family , prosperity , good health , our children , a nice home etc. What about the real small things in life , normally considered trivial ? Did you ever pick up some mundane item and say to yourself " I'd like to shake the hand of the person who thought of this " ? I do it all the time .

One thing I am really grateful for is coarse thread sheetrock screws . They make small projects so much faster to build { and to dismantle } . Thanks to whoever came up with those .
 
Mike Sved
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wayne stephen wrote:Whenever we count our blessings we are always grateful for our family , prosperity , good health , our children , a nice home etc. What about the real small things in life , normally considered trivial ? Did you ever pick up some mundane item and say to yourself " I'd like to shake the hand of the person who thought of this " ? I do it all the time .

One thing I am really grateful for is coarse thread sheetrock screws . They make small projects so much faster to build { and to dismantle } . Thanks to whoever came up with those .


That sort of makes up for the jerk who came up with the concept of sheetrock.
 
wayne stephen
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That would be Austine Sackett 1894 .
 
Leila Rich
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I'm forever grateful for my wide-mouthed funnel that fits snugly into the top of a preserving jar (my main storage container)
No beans, coriander seeds and flour on my floor, unless the funnel ends up outside doing something with seeds...
I need two
 
Jen Shrock
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I am grateful for having an almost obsessive desire to learn.
 
Dale Hodgins
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Jen Shrock wrote:I am grateful for having an almost obsessive desire to learn.


Jen is our early leader. She chose a positive personal trait.
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I'm glad to be healthy, good looking and virile as a billy goat. Now I just need more money and life will be easy.

I'm really pleased with how my kids have turned out. That's such a crap shoot. I've known parents who did everything right and the kids got into trouble and I know some really well adjusted people who had terrible parents.
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Now for a tiny one. I'm quite pleased to have won two tickets to see comedienne Debra DiGiovanni when I called my "story of shame" into a morning radio show. This is the first time that I have tried to win something by calling a radio show. I hope to do it often and continue with my 100% success rate.
 
Jen Shrock
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Thanks for the hat's off, Dale.

I'm glad to be healthy, good looking and virile as a billy goat. Now I just need more money and life will be easy.
You are a real hoot!! I always laugh when reading your posts. Good luck on maintaining your 100% winning record!
 
Matu Collins
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I'm grateful to have found a young holly bush in the woods yesterday. New England used to have holly forests once upon a time but wild ones are harder to come by these days.


Dale Hodgins wrote:...when I called my "story of shame" into a morning radio show. This is the first time that I have tried to win something by calling a radio show. I hope to do it often and continue with my 100% success rate.


So, what was the story of shame?!
 
Dale Hodgins
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We were to tell a comical story of shame. --- When I was in grade 10, I went to a track meet at a fancy private school. I was desperate to pee and walked into a big change room area and asked the first person I saw where I might find the washroom. He pointed out a sink against a wall and said "right there mate". I thought it unusual that a sink had become their urinal, but hurried over and made immediate use of the sink. I was about half done peeing when I realised that the term "washroom" here in Canada means a toilet will be found. The guy who directed me to the sink had a British accent. The British call it a lavatory or a toilet. I'm sure that he and the other 50 guys who were changing, expected me to wash my hands in the sink. I finished my business, washed my hands and made a hasty exit.
 
Dale Hodgins
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I'll bet if this one were started near Thanksgiving, it would have filled up with lots of stuff.

Here's a good one --- I'm very grateful for the wonderful warm weather we've had this January. I was able to get lots of outdoor work done and the garden is coming to life again. We had a few frosts but no snow since the inch of it that came in December. It was so nice last week that I was able to do some outdoor work with my shirt off.

I wonder how it's been further East ?
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