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Below are the 14 most recent journal entries recorded in Thanks Due's LiveJournal:

Friday, July 6th, 2007
12:55 pm
On the 4th of July, past midnight, I was struggling back to my apartment with a heavy cooler half full of beer and soda.  A young man walking by asked if I needed help and hoisted up the cooler and carried it all the way to my front door.  I wanted to at least give him a couple of beers for his help, but he was gone before I got a chance to really thank him.

So thanks, stranger.  If I see you walking your girlfriend's dog in the area, I promise I won't call him cute again and embarrass you.

I'm going to start promoting this community a little more, I think.  It doesn't get enough love.

Current Mood: thankful
Tuesday, August 1st, 2006
9:13 am
Friday night
I would like to thank the Valvoline mechanic who stopped to change the flat tire of a young lady along Highway 370 at Exit 1C on July 28, 2006 in Saint Charles, Missouri. You saved both my Dad and I a lot of aggravation by changing the tire for me. I knew you had to be in a hurry but you stopped anyway. Thank you. You made my night.
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
4:01 pm
I'm thankful for having a full time job.
I think we need to get more poeple to join, and I'm thankful to have the ability and drive to promote. =D
Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
10:05 pm
I am so thankful to all my awesome LJ friends who have been so supportive while my dad was in the hospital. He is doing fine thanks in part to all the prayers and well wishes. I would like to thank one person in particular who has been my rock, my shoulder to cry on, my love. Thank you, I love you always.

Current Mood: thankful
Sunday, January 16th, 2005
2:31 am
I'd like to welcome all the new members who have joined recently. I know it's terribly optimistic to have a community where only good vibes are welcome, but I'm a terribly optimistic person. :) Please feel free to encourage your friends to join. The world needs more of a sense of gratitude and generosity, don't you think?

So a very grateful thanks is due to leo_the_lop for promoting this community.

And a special thanks is due to otana for creating it.

You have my deepest gratitude, ladies.

Current Mood: thankful
Thursday, January 13th, 2005
8:54 pm
I just wanted to pop in and say hello. Leo the lop recommended I join this community. Thanks Leo! And hello to everyone!!! :)
Sunday, January 9th, 2005
12:12 am
Wow, this is a great idea for a community. I can't imagine why there aren't more people in this community. With all the backstabbing, gossip, and other drama that so often goes on here on LJ, I'm surprised more people aren't searching for a positive community like this one!

Anyway, this is my first post here since I just joined a few minutes ago.

Thanks are due to my husband, who is my #1 fan, and who loves me through thick and thin, even when I spend way too much money or experience PMS-induced hormonal rages.

Thanks are due to my family. I can't begin to thank them individually right now, because I'm so overwhelmed at the role each one played in helping me become who I am today. And they're goofy and eccentric, and I'm always thankful for goofy, eccentric people. The goofy and eccentric folks help keep life interesting.

I'm so incredibly thankful for whomever it was that invented french fries.

I'm thankful beyond belief for friends who've known me for half my life or more, and stick by me through thick and thin, despite the time and distance that has separated us in later years. I can't imagine what I'd do without these friends. They are my life blood.

I'm thankful for my kitty-cats, without whom my home wouldn't be nearly as full of energy and cheerfulness (or cat vomit). My husband and I can probably attribute 3/4 of the laughter we experience every day to the silliness of our kitty-cats.

I'm thankful that I not only have a job, but I have a good job that pays well, and I love my job. I don't know how many people can say that about their work, so I'm constantly thankful I've been at this place for over 3 years, and I still look forward to going to work each day to see what I can accomplish and to see what I can learn and to see how I can help others.

There is just so much to be thankful for, how can anyone write it all out in one post?

Current Mood: thankful
Saturday, January 8th, 2005
3:12 am
Virtual Strangers
No one has posted in here in a while. So here it goes. I have been going through a really rough time with someone I care a great deal about. I have been very down and have been spending way too much time online. In my journeys through LJ I finally made an introductory post in ljover30. I had lurked there for a while but never posted. Well my introductory posts gained me lots of new friends. They have been so supportive of me and my woes. I am so thankful! They are virtual stranger, no pun intended, but they gave been so welcoming and well, just plain ole supportive. So Thank you all very much! And for the record, I am much better!

Current Mood: thankful
Monday, December 13th, 2004
10:30 pm
Thanks Santa!
I had someone, or actually a lot of someones do something very nice for me today. I went out to go to the bank and grab some lunch and to my surprise, my car won't start. Not only will it not start, it won't even try, not so much as a click, click, click, just dead silence. So I go back inside and on first instinct, call my mom. I don't really know what she is going to do about it being at work nearly 30 miles away, but hey, sometimes a girl just needs her mom. So anyway, big mistake. It only added to my stress because she thought I was trying to hit her up for money. Maybe because I was complaining about this being the last thing I need with Christmas and all, but that was not the reason I called. So after I hung up the phone with her I start calling around and getting prices for a battery, install and the like. It was going to run about $85.00 or so total. Ouch, steep for me this time a year. So, a bit later our operations manager comes over to get my keys from me. I am assuming he is going to go jump start my car so I can go to a shop to replace the battery. That was my plan anyway, but secret Christmas elves had other plans. About an hour goes by and he finally comes back and gives me the keys and tells me the car is fixed. I ask how much I owe and he says He doesn't know. Talk to Forrest. So, I go to Forrest and he gives me Christmas card and the battery as a present! And then I find out that the designers all wanted to chip in to buy it for me. Sandy, the best lady and my adopted grandma said if It were her daughter, she would want someone to help her if they could. So when they went to forrest to have him make the card, he told them he would buy it. He would not even accept money from them to help. It was such a lovely surprise and a huge relief for me! I love Christmas.

Current Mood: thankful
Thursday, November 25th, 2004
3:49 am
Well, it is Thanksgiving, I guess I should be thankful:Collapse )

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Current Mood: thoughtful
Monday, November 8th, 2004
1:35 am
Well this is the first time for me to write in this community. I do have a lot to be thankful for. Besides the obvious, life, family, my job, my health, a roof over my head, etc.....

I am extremely thankful for the internet. Because of it, I am falling in love. I am thankful that Tim, the most wonderful man has entered my life. He is teaching me many lessons. Some I already knew, like never judge a book by it's cover. But he is also teaching me not to take the little things in life for granted, like being able to reach the top shelf in the super market, like not having to worry about whether or not a place has stairs or an elevator, like being able to use easily everyday things like knives and forks. We take so much for granted and really it can all be taken away at any time and we have to make some hard, major adjustments. Life can turn vicious in a shocking second. But I am going to use on of Tims favorite quotes here - "It's not what happens in life, but what you do about it that counts." - to have such a positive outlook on life after all the tragedy that he has been through makes you realize just what a spirit can go through and come out the other side even stronger than it went in.

So, Tim, thank you for all you are teaching me and I look forward to many more lessons. With you as my teacher, I know I will be all the stronger.

Current Mood: thankful
Friday, October 22nd, 2004
4:52 pm
Thought for the Day
The word courtesy actually comes from the word "court." My dictionary defines courteous as "marked by polished manners, gallantry, or ceremonial usage of a court . . . marked by respect and consideration of others." To be courteous is to adopt the manners of the court, to treat one another like royalty."
-- Donald McCullough in "Say Please, Say Thank You: The Respect We Owe One Another"
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004
9:44 am
A Thought for the Day
Never, ever regret or apologize for believing that when one man or one woman decides to risk addressing the world with truth, the world may stop what it is doing and hear.
-- Robert Fulghum in "Maybe, Maybe Not"

A quote courtesy of Spirituality and Health magazine.
Friday, September 3rd, 2004
4:17 pm
Things to be Thankful for.
I have often thought about all the things I can be thankful for in my life. I have actually had a pretty decent life, despite the depression and angst I sometimes indulge in. I am 38 years old and I have never suffered a serious physical trauma. The worst is a bruised kidney and a lacerated face suffered in a car wreck that should have killed me. I have never suffered a serious emotional trauma. No one that I deeply loved has ever passed away unexpectedly. I loved my grandmother, but her death was the slow, numb passing of Alzheimer's, so her final breath was actually a relief. I guess my most serious emotional injury was the death of my grandfather when I was 8 years old. But I was 8 years old, and his passing left no scar.

I realize this community may be about thanking specific people, but I just wanted to add my thanks to ... I don't know ... fate, or God(dess), or karma that so far I have had a good life.

Current Mood: thankful
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