#Bloganuary Prompt Day 10 – I am grateful for…


Day 10

What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

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Thanksgiving 2021 – Things I’m thankful for…


It’s Thanksgiving week in the U.S. Each year, I try to do a post where I list out some of the things I’m thankful for.

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Thank you for Visiting!


It’s been a while since I’ve checked my all-time stats. The image above was snipped on January 1, 2021 and I was amazed to see how many countries I have traveled through this blog since 2013. I feel surprised and humble that you all have decided to check out this blog and follow me even though I write about the most ridiculous things sometimes.

I did not even imagine anyone was going to read what I write when I started this blog and I certainly did not think of getting an official domain. If you haven’t noticed, the blog URL is now https://thisisanotherstory.com/. I decided to take the plunge and get a domain name a few months ago.

Before I return to my Monday work, I know I probably don’t say this enough, THANK YOU FOR VISITING.

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There are plenty to be thankful for, even in 2020


2020, what a year, right? So many things happened this year – pandemic, earthquakes, on-and-off mask mandates, wind storms, social gathering restrictions… but even in this weird pandemic universe we’re living in where Mondays and Fridays are just another day, giving thanks is still an everyday-must and a definite-must on Thanksgiving.

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Here are my 5 major thanks for 2020:

  • My job – my biggest thank. My job has kept me occupied even if I have to learn new roles and work crazy amount of overtime hours. It kept me busy and my anxiety at bay because I kept wondering if this pandemic would turn into some kind of Zombie Apocalypse where everyone turns into zombies after getting tested positive for this virus.
  • I’m thankful I haven’t had a problem with paying my bills and mortgage this year as working overtime has generated quite a bit of extra income.
  • I’m thankful for the art of crochet. It also kept me occupied during 2020. I am now more prepared for winter than I ever was in past years with hand-made scarves, hats, and a wonderful fashionable cowl.
  • I’m thankful for finally investing in a stand-up desk so my back will be straight when this whole thing’s over and we’re back in the office.
  • I’m thankful for all the audiobooks and podcasts that kept me entertained as I went through my workday. As of this week, I’ve listened to over 70 audiobooks this year.

Last but not least, I want to thank all the readers of this blogs who followed me through the years. Even though I’ve been away for most of 2020, some of my long-time readers would occasionally comment to check up on me. I am thankful for the thoughtfulness and to have a great bunch of friends in this ever changing blogging universe.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

So Much has Happened…


Looking at my posts, I can’t believe I haven’t written anything since the end of February. What’s wrong with me? Continue reading “So Much has Happened…”

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting the chance to take a nice shower without any interruptions in the warm water. Continue reading “Sunday Gratitude”

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for finally getting some sleep. Sleep is so important to so many things and the body can do some crazy thing with lack of sleep. So I’m grateful to get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye every night this past week.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for the wonderfully warm weather. It’s been a long while since I didn’t need to wear a jacket to head outside. I hope it continues.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting some time alone. Alone time always makes me feel so refreshing.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting the chance to do some macro photography. I love macros because they help me find my calmness and I’m grateful to get the opportunity to do some this week.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting some new shoes. I’ve been meaning to go shopping for shoes but been procrastinating until this weekend but I’m glad to finally making the time to make the trip.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for things to finally getting to normal. Continue reading “Sunday Gratitude”

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for gardening. Continue reading “Sunday Gratitude”

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful Mother Nature gave me one good weather day even if the weather for the whole week sucked to the core.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for a weekend alone. Everyone, especially introverts, needs alone-time to recharge.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for completing my speeches for Toastmaster public speaking club. I am now an Advanced Communicator Bronze. Yay!

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for a three-day weekend this week because who wouldn’t be grateful for a three-day weekend?

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for finally have the chance to be alone because guess what? Continue reading “Sunday Gratitude”

Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for finally catching up on my work. I have been playing catch-up at work for the past two weeks and I’m telling ya, there’s no better feeling than to know you’ll finally take a breath and slow down.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for reading a book that taught me to be appreciative of what I have. Great lessons sometimes come from reading novels.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for getting to do the things I want to do and going to the places I want to go.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for the day trip to Snowbasin Ski Resort yesterday. It was a fun- filled day.

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Sunday Gratitude


This week, I am grateful for a pizza party at work because who doesn’t like a pizza party?

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