November has been a month full of gratitude in blogland, and I’ve found it wonderful to read the posts of so many grateful people, particularly as autumn turns into winter in the northern hemisphere. Today I am feeling particularly grateful (most of you know most of my reasons why), and I thought I’d try to fit half a month’s worth of gratitude into one post! Read on, because there are some great links… I’m grateful that we live in a sunny, charming part of France.
I’m grateful to Ben for having the idea of coming out to France in the first place, and grateful that I had (just enough) courage to listen to him.
I’m grateful that my mum brought me up to love thrifting and antiques.
I’m grateful that I love very small treasures…
I’m grateful to the blogging community for reminding me of how wonderful my collection of small vintage treasures is.
I’m grateful that local Vide Greniers have been full of affordable excitement and characterful stallholders all summer.
I’m grateful that we now have a computer that works!
I’m grateful for specific help from bloggers when I first spoke about setting up a little shop – particularly to Sonia who told me about the Paypal Buttons… … and Elizabeth who reminded me about French tax law! I’m grateful for the buyers – you know who you are! I’m grateful that my email link was working when everyone was buying last night – something went wrong with it this morning! I’m grateful that Tif and Toni have posted some really super advice and ideas for wrapping packages recently…I’m grateful that I’ve always saved padded bags!
I’m grateful that I had time to visit the post office when there were no queues today.
I’m grateful that the man at the post office was prepared to spend lots of time on me as I worked out all the posting options – things will be easier next time!
Thanks to all of you, for your part in that, and thanks to God for all these good things and more.
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