Share Your World – 2016 Week 47 (Grateful list)

screenshot_368On Thursday it will be Thanksgiving in the USA and I thought we could do a grateful list for this week.  Most of these questions can be answered with just a couple of words, just put down the first thing that comes to mind.  Yes, I know you writers will never use just one or two words to respond to any question.

What are you grateful for in regard to:

  1. Your home life?
  2. Your family?
  3. Your blogging community?
  4. Your city or immediate area in which you live?
  5. The regional area in which you live?
  6. The country where you live?
  7. You?

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I sincerely hope you enjoy my questions for this week and find the questions interesting enough to play along.   If you ever want me to ask anything specific, please feel free to contact me.  You don’t think a lot about these questions, unless of course it is FUN for you.  Simply dream and just let loose, or you let your alter ego answer if you want.   Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Even though I oftentimes will add photos to my answers, it is not a requirement to participate in Share your World.

Here is the basic format.  I will ask you:

  • To answer fours questions each week.
  • Bonus Question is always the same “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?”  Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.  

To view older version of Share Your World (SYW), click here.

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I will post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.


What are you grateful for in regard to:

Your home life?  It is peaceful and restful in our house.  It is a safe place to just be yourself.  Chris and our 4 legged kids are always part of my gratitude in my home.

My sister Beth and her husband John.

Your family?  On the top of my list this year is reuniting with my sister, Beth.  She is just a delightful person and so loving and caring.  Her husband, John, is a wonderful person as well.

Your blogging community?  I adore that I am actually friends with people from around the world.  I could travel most anywhere in the world and definitely the USA and meet people to get a personal tour of their area and get to know them and their culture.

Your city or immediate area in which you live?  I love my small town of Canby, Oregon.  It is a full functioning city and not a suburb.  Everyone is laid back and helpful.  The streets are quiet.

The regional area in which you live?  The Pacific Northwest really makes my heart come alive.  There is something about all the trees, the constant rain, the smell of the forest or beaches.  The sounds of ocean waves or a river.  The visual delights are all around.

The country where you live?  I live in the USA and what I truly appreciate is the diversity of people and the diversity of landscape.  Chris and I just finished watching Stephen Fry in America (on netflix and YouTube).  Shown here is the last show in the series where he covers California, Oregon (State where I live), Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.

cee-hospitalYou?  To be alive.  I should have been dead at age 40 and a few times since then.  I am not dead, in fact I am actually thriving and getting healthy for the first time in 30+ years.  Yes, that is more than half my life span so far.  See my story, if you don’t already know it.

Qi (energy) hugs



  1. This is a great post of yours. Your answers really show the type of person you are, though anybody following you for more than a day would know already. But, this is going to be a tough one for me at best. I’m in a very curmudgeonly mood right now and Thanksgiving this year does not promise to be very Norman Rockwell-ish. More like Norman Lear. But I will try!

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          1. Well, I did try, but It’s more and more difficult each year to be thankful when your government is still shooting at Native Americans (though we used to call them Indians in less politically correct times) and not honoring treaties. And our press won’t even cover the story. They leave it for the BBC news. Sorry, Cee.

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  2. After all of this time and I didn’t know your story. What an amazing person you are. I am so glad you found healing and relief. Keep on trucking. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  3. For many of us, the holidays are not a particularly joyous time, if they ever were. I’m not sure the season ever entirely lived up to the publicity, but when there were kids in the house, they had a lot more meaning than they do these days. Time has chipped away at them.

    I’m glad I have a family, shrunken though it is. I wish my brother were still alive. Like you, I’m amazed to be here. But hey! We are ALIVE and planning to remain that way. I wish you lived next door! Hugs and best wishes for the seasons to come!


  4. heeeyyy… i’ve been to that fortune cookie factory!! (and learned that, for a fee, you can bring in your own messages to be inserted). fyi: the “flavored” cookies taste exactly like every other fortune cookie they make… not much of anything.


  5. So many things to be grateful for. Loved your answers and love your Thanksgiving SYWC questions. I agree, it’s great to meet so many people from all over this world thanks to blogging.


  6. Thank you for sharing this challenge and for your responses; I visited Oregon many decades ago, and I loved it (Coos Bay, particularly). And I am so glad that you made it through your major illness and you are happily where you are today!

    And you were right, I started out intending to make 1-word responses (or short phrases at the worse!), but as you can see, did not come close to succeeding!


  7. What a harrowing, traumatic experience! I’m so glad you’re here and healthy! I look forward to learning more about your alternative treatment. Thanks for the reminder this week to look toward all we have to be grateful for. I’ve been feeling pretty drained. Nice to have a fresh perspective.


  8. Wow Cee, thanks for sharing your story ❤ We are a boating family and there are many ticks on the islands here in Finland. We need to do tick checks whenever we have been out and about. Very scary.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you! 🙂


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