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50 Things I’m Grateful for in 2016 #Linky Party

50 Things I'm Grateful for in 2016


Last updated on May 14th, 2017

Here is my list of 50 things I am grateful for in 2016. This is written in no particular order and is timed so there is not time to ponder over this list for hours.  I guess this way the most important comes to mind and you don’t overthink it.  Anyway, here is my list and I look forward to reading yours.

 See the instructions below for joining the linky.

  1. A safe place to live
  2. Health insurance through Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  3. My children
  4. Enough money to keep the utilities from getting turned off
  5. Food to eat
  6. My furbabies
  7. My blog and all my readers
  8. Spring flowers
  9. Singing birds
  10. Cool breezes
  11. Time
  12. Indoor plumbing
  13. My washer and dryer
  14. My laptop
  15. Internet service
  16. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime streaming services
  17. Chocolate
  18. Heating
  19. Air conditioning
  20. Full moon nights
  21. Sparkling stars
  22. Love and kindness
  23. books
  24. soft fur and loud purrs
  25. all my followers on social media
  26. writing
  27. my planner
  28. full spectrum lights to help with SADD
  29. Anxiety medication
  30. My daughters
  31. My phone
  32. fresh air
  33. crepe myrtle trees
  34. free samples and blogger gifts
  35. dishwasher
  36. paper, pens, and markers
  37. yarn
  38. Red Caboose
  39. laughter
  40. clean clothes
  41. personal hygiene products
  42. toilet paper
  43. clean drinking water
  44. butterflies
  45. animals
  46. umbrellas
  47. delivery
  48. Going to the Dollar Tree
  49. shopping
  50. walking


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Now because we all love pictures.  Here are some of my favorites from 2016.

LINKYDOWN©eCLECTICeVELYNInstructions From Dawn at

Tales from the Motherland

Here’s how this works: set a timer for 15 minutes; timing this is critical. Once you start the timer, start your list. The goal is to write 50 things that made you happy in 2016, or 50 thing that you feel grateful for. The idea is to not think too hard; just write what comes to mind in the time allotted. You may find that if you use numbered mode, and just type what comes to mind, like me you will have enough time for more than 50. When the timer’s done, stop writing. Finish whatever sentence you’re on, but don’t add more. If you haven’t written 50 things, that’s ok. If you have more than 50 things and still have time, keep writing; you can’t feel too happy or too grateful! Add the photos, links, instructions, etc after you finish the list––the timer doesn’t matter for getting these details down; it applies to the list itself.

To join us for this project: 1) Write your post and publish it (please copy and paste the instructions from this post, into yours) 2) Click on the InLinkz tool at the very bottom of this post. 3) That will take you to another window, where you can past the URL to your post. (folks have trouble with this, but it’s not that hard. 4)Follow the prompts, and your post will be added to the Blog Party List. Please note: the InLinkz will expire on January 3, 2017. After that date, no blogs can be added.




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(6) Comments

  1. Evelyn, I LOVE your (yes) eclectic lis! There are some truly varied things here and so many that I enjoy too! I’m wondering what Red Caboose is; don’t know that one. But full moons… YES! One of my top things, and forgot it on my list. I love seeing how others capture things that inspire me too! Each year, I so enjoy reading each list, for all the wonderful things I find! Thanks so much for taking the time to join in!

    I have to ask, because clearly you are sharper than me… even I started this linky party! I don’t know how to put all the other posts at the bottom, as you’ve done. Can you please advise? I’d be so grateful AND happy, and anyone else reading these comments can learn too. 🙂 Thanks again and happy holidays! Dawn/Tales From the Motherland

    1. Red Caboose is an Appalachian craft shop that operates in our Tourism office. They are now carrying my crochet times for sale so very excited about that.
      As far as the linky. It depends on what your blog is. I use WordPress hosted on my own domain so I can just grab the code and insert it into the html/text editor at the bottom of my post. Here’s a how to video I found. It’s a little dated but if will help.

  2. I found your Grateful Linky Party on Twitter, as you noticed and I have since created my post. It was fun to write my list, I was surprised how quickly my list grew. I will be sharing this daily until the end. Now I am grateful for meeting you!! Happy New Year!!!

    1. So glad you joined the linky. I am excited read your list.

  3. Such great things to be thankful for!

  4. Cindi Knowles says:

    A very beautiful and touching quote, as well as true. Thank you for sharing.

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