Day 10: What tradition are you grateful for?

It’s just after purim here, so, perfect timing! I’m grateful for the tradition of giving mishloach manos – 2 foods – on purim. I’m grateful for all the traditions of the day. Which are building connections. It’s a day of appreciation and gratitude. And I’m lucky to live with people who don’t drink, who when they get high dance and sing with everyone and are just cute.

What tradition are you grateful for?

Gratitude challenge day 10: Go outside and appreciate the beauty of nature.

It’s a really nice day outside here today!


Love, light, and glitter

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24 thoughts on “Gratitude challenge: Day 10

  1. Our aunt had a habit of walking barefoot frequently. I adopted the habit and prior to frost time ,,,32 degrees freezing temps and when the snow and ice comes, I shed the shoes and walk outside to acclumate my immune system to cold temps. Since i have , at least 10 years, i have had no virus, allergies, or sickness.

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    1. I am too! Now that I have a bit more time… having prewritten the questions out definitely helps, else I wouldn’t be able to do it.
      Love, light, and glitter

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        1. 🙂 I am. My goal – motto – whatever you want to call it, for this year is to be in the moment, present, more and to be grateful for whatever is. It doesn’t stop freaking out, but whatever is, is good, and can learn from.

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  2. So many! I can’t choose just one… I’m literally grateful for all my traditions, even the ones that used to annoy me.

    I didn’t get to enjoy nature too much, but I usually do so that one’s easy!

    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I appreciate you joining me with this…

      When I take away the emotions towards stuff I can see some of the beauty…

      Love, light, and glitter

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      1. It’s literally my pleasure, I’m really enjoying it! Especially now when I feel like I’m in a medical disaster movie…

        That makes sense. I’ve had to reevaluate my feelings towards traditions quite often, because they were based on people and circumstances more than the traditions themselves. And although there are parts I resent, I’ve learnt to accept both the good, the bad and the ugly so that I can open myself up to the beauty. Sometimes 🙂

        They should put glitter in the hand sanitizers 😉

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        1. Disaster movie? 😦
          I hope it looks up soon… is there anything I can do?

          Definitely re glitter in the sanitisers…

          I’m still learning to let go of the pain attached so that can see what is really there. Not to make choices based on the past.

          Shabbat shalom umvorach

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          1. Don’t you think? Borders are closed, schools are closed, people are mass-consuming, etc… No idea what to tell my students, because I’m as clueless!
            I hope so too!

            That’s hard to do, good luck !

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  3. Nice choices, Eliza! You enjoy not just the occasion, but also, you’ve discovered the people around you make it so much richer. Way to work two things into one gratitude. That’s the way to do it, Eliza, optimizing optimism.

    My like also is food-related. The relatives a couple generations back (grandparents, great-aunts and the like) always made anise cookies around Christmas. Now, please understand I seriously dislike anise. Still, despite that, it always puts me in mind of happy, cozy holiday gatherings.

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      1. No, anise charges too high an admission fee. Too much effort for something I won’t even sample.

        Anyway, the memories are plenty vivid. All these years later, and I still can “smell” the cookies.

        It’s said aroma, above all other senses, generates the most intense memories. This proves it.

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  4. I truly can’t think of any traditions for me Eliza – been thinking how to respond … now that I am without any family, all traditions have gone by the wayside. I am going to decorate more at Christmas this year, or hope to anyway, but that’s a long way off, so in the meantime, I’ll just enjoy: “Gratitude challenge day 10: Go outside and appreciate the beauty of nature.”

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    1. A tradition can be anything you do. Like feeding the squirrels. Enjoy decorating…. you can begin getting things now, too… maybe that is just coz I would decorate already. I don’t celebrate Christmas, I love all kindsa decorations…
      Love, light, and glitter

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      1. Well walking and feeding my furry and feathered friends is a good tradition for me then … my favorite thing to do as it gives me peace. Love, light and glitter back at you Eliza!

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  5. Singing is a big part of my life and can be traditional, like in church, or random. Nature always shows me so many things to be grateful for: blue skies, blossoming flowers, singing birds, and buzzing bees, just to name a few. I used to have a tradition of going for a hike on my birthday, but that’s gotten pushed aside. Maybe a walk around the block will help until I revive my hiking. Thanks for getting me to remember this.

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  6. my family is huge, with relatives all over the country … but we have traditions that unite us wherever we happen to be. such as singing karaoke and doing a giant secret santa exchange … i’m so grateful for that!
    and yes…I need to get in a walk today during this gorgeous early spring! Thanks for the reminder Eliza! ❤ ❤ ❤
    power to the local dreamer ||-//

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