Gratitude Challenge Day #950

Photo Credit: I found this graphic on Pixabay.
@tammys85 (11875)
United States
December 1, 2017 7:32pm CST
Hey guys. I’m posting the Gratitude Challenge early again tonight. Sooo, here is my little list of gratitude for today. :) 1. New Kids On The Block released three new holiday songs today. I wasn’t sure if they were to everyone or just the fan club, which is why I’ve been quiet about it (this is why they were in the studio), but it’s for everyone. :) I’m actually buying the songs in a few days, but they're on the official NKOTB YouTube account, so I can listen to them in the meantime. :) 2. I ordered my Mom and niece’s Christmas gifts today. :) 3. I walked to the store with my sister to pick up a few things. 4. Oh, and it’s obviously payday from Textbroker lol. 5. The Exorcist series and Blue Bloods are back tonight with new episodes. 6. I’m working on a writing order from another one of my favorite clients. I hope you’re all having a good day/evening so far. I’m going to try to make another post later, but right now I need to focus on other things (like my work). Take care, everyone. Photo Credit: I found this graphic on Pixabay.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
2 Dec
I need to catch up on 'The Exorcist'. Getting paid is always something to be grateful for.
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
3 Dec
It's a good show. I think we're hitting the end of the season though. Oooh yes lol.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
3 Dec
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@mythociate (15962)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
29 Jan
'Religion' is (in a lot of people's minds) "humans' way of showing gratitude for everything," and I guess it doesn't really matter 'which supernatural target they're aiming-for' ... if God is all-powerful, God'll get the gratitude even if they specifically say it's NOT for God! It's just that 'their story' implies that God doesn't get the gratitude if Satan "steals it," so I guess I'm telling them not to be too sure 'that ghost whom they're sending the gratitude to' is the one that deserves it. ("Have Faith in God" if you like, but remember you're not more than "one of his goats/sheep" as long as you live---'sheep' if you're under protection, 'goats' if you're out in the wild). That, and I have a 'grumpy old man'-brain---almost like Ebeneezer Scrooge. I see 'gratitude' as part of the gift-giving transaction---you're given something (Quid), you feel like you have to give something in return (pro Quo) ... that may be one of the root-causes [u]of[/i] religion---imagining 'a great big imaginary friend who gives us everything, and making that friend "real" by agreeing with people who say God's real' Anyway ... New Kids on the Block---is that the 'original' New Kids on the Block (from the `80's?) or a different band with the same name?
@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
That's great NKOTB's new releases were for everyone, not just the fan club members. I know it feels good to have those Christmas presents ordered.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Dec
@tammys85 I hear ya about money being tight. It's good you can listen to all their songs in many different ways, including YouTube. Good job having Amazon gift cards. I'm still a long way from cashing out on Swagbucks. I need to get there more than I have.
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@just4him (127235)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@tammys85 That's pretty darn good. Nothing to complain about.
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
12 Dec
@just4him Thanks! Even better, they lowered the price for one of the gifts, so it was $1.23! :) My sister's arrived today, and my friend's should be arriving to her this week. I purposely wanted to get it early; it's a WWE ornament (of her favorite, Seth Rollins), and I want her to be able to hang it up before Christmas.
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@mythociate (15962)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
25 Jan
I know you didn't mention who-or-what you're thanking, but ... this was linked to a post where the poster was 'thanking God' for something (her new job, I think), and yet---I don't think it's "God" who signs her checks. Anyway, you're thanking 'God' (or Allah or Zarathustra or whatever other Flying-Spaghetti-Monster you credit for 'all the good things in your life') exactly the right way---by enjoying them as if they are your forever. FSM probably wouldn't like it if people thank FSM for things they don't enjoy!
@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
26 Jan
I don't see anything wrong with her thanking God for her new job. She's showing gratitude and not hurting anyone. In regards to the second part of your comment - thank you very much for the comment, I appreciate it. :)
@mythociate (15962)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26 Jan
@tammys85 You're right, it's not hurting anyone. I just worry that 'Satan' steals the glory by disguising himself as God or as his representative-angel The Metatron. And I don't remember 'We thank you' being any part of Lord Jesus's prayer for us to have; I think we show thanks by 'taking what we're given & sharing it as Our Father gave it' (raining upon the just and the unjust, forgiving all their trespasses as all our own trespasses have been forgiven).
@mythociate (15962)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
26 Jan
Alan Rickman as 'God's angel' http://images2.fanpop.com/image/photos/14000000/Metatron-Alan-Rickman-Scenes-dogma-14012453-672-304.jpg
@tammys85 You're right, it's not hurting anyone. I just worry that 'Satan' steals the glory by disguising himself as God or as his representative-angel The Metatron. And I don't remember 'We thank you' being any part of Lord Jesus's prayer for us to have; I think we show thanks by 'taking what we're given & sharing it as Our Father gave it' (raining upon the just and the unjust, forgiving all their trespasses as all our own trespasses have been forgiven).
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
2 Dec
My brother was watching blue bloods on netflix, and i had to sit here through 3 episodes cause of making dinner and eating and then doing cookies.. nope still not interesting to me. Lol. But hope you enjoy tonights shows! And yay for payday!
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
3 Dec
Lol, it's not everyone's cup of tea. But I enjoyed them. :)
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@Courtlynn (55302)
• United States
3 Dec
@tammys85 yeah. Lol. Im glad you did
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
5 Dec
@Courtlynn Thanks. :)
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
2 Dec
Blue bloods is awesome.
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
3 Dec
It is. I got into it last year. :)
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
3 Dec
@tammys85 I watched the first couple of seasons. Great cast and surprisingly good story lines.
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
5 Dec
@thislittlepennyearns Awesome. :) Have you been watching it this season?
@TRBRocks420 (82777)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Dec
Well done on the gratitude challenge and Merry Christmas.
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@tammys85 (11875)
• United States
3 Dec
Thanks! I hope the Christmas season is good to you. :)
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