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30 Days of Thankful 2013 Edition- Day 11 & 12

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Day 11

I've been drained of all my energy lately (I'm attributing it to this stupid depression because really, I don't have any other reason to be so tired all the time) so I totally forgot to post my thankful thing yesterday.

And, of course, it being Veteran's Day, I am thankful for our veterans. I have a family member or two in active service and more than my share of friends who are now or have been at one time in a branch of our military. From Iraq to Afghanistan, the people I've known have been there, on the front lines, risking their lives and safety. They've done something I don't know that I could do myself. These people are amazing and wonderful. They are truly heroic and brave. And I love them! So, veterans get a big "thank you" from me and to know I am thankful for them.

Um... I don't think I have a veterans-y pic, so....

Day 12
Today I am thankful for old friends. Real ones. Not friends that have known me for the last 7 years and I've only *thought* I've known them. Yesterday I got together with some of my "old friends" to remember and reminisce about our friend that passed away. It was nice to reconnect and see familiar faces and just sit and enjoy each other's company for an afternoon (an afternoon that was just too short as it turned out). I've known one friend since elementary school and the other since junior high. And for a period of time (mostly while I was living in San Diego) we lost touch or didn't communicate as frequently... but, yesterday was a great time to catch up and spend time together. And hopefully, continue to do so more in the future. I left that day thankful that after all this time, they're still wonderful people and best of all, they're still there.


1999 (I was a junior in high school)
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ARUNNINGKAT 11/18/2013 12:20PM

    Love the flashback photo! Friends like that are so amazing. So glad you have them.

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/13/2013 3:42PM

    JIlly, you are far to young to have had a friend pass away. That's so sad.

I'm in touch with one dear friend from high school and I owe her an email. LOL.
I see one friend from grammar school, but that's only because she still lives locally. Everyone else seems to have scattered into the wind.

I would say I have more co-workers I've known over the years who are friends, than anyone in high school. Over the years, we really did grow apart.

You were Sailor Moon ! How cute !




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GREGGWEISBROD 11/12/2013 4:48PM

    I have maybe four or five friends like that. It always is the most amazing thing to be able to not see them for a year or two, but then completely reconnect everytime you see them - as if no time had passed. Really sorry to hear about your friend. :-(

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