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Old 04.08.2019, 14:07
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The August Attitude of Gratitude

Alright, fellow grateful fiends, we have rolled into a new month. Let's have a loook at little and big things to appreciate:

- living in a safe place

- family close and far

- adventurous, warm and present friends

- being able to provide, as a solo parent

- summer rain and wonderful season

- clear mind that gets stuff done, somebody saying to me a little while ago "just take a deep breath and push through"

- jewish humor

- swimming - the instant happiness

- new school year coming, my amazing students

- great 10 pairs of nylons for 20fr

- stepping on lego bits and not dying

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Old 04.08.2019, 15:07
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

The July attitude of gratitude thread is now, or should be closed
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Old 04.08.2019, 16:27
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

August can go and July it´s self into November as far as I am concerned.
Imagine catching a draft, or as the Germans call it: "Einen Zug holen!" Not just on or in your shoulder or neck, but a full service body Zug. The pain has now lasted for over a fortnight and I am sick and fed up with the ouching and uffing.
Got the painkillers.
Got the injections.
Got the guy grabbing my head and twisting and turning it into angles I did not know it could do that, all to the sound of popping bubblewrap...
Now out of the blue my hip started hurting, first noticed yesterday trying to dismount from the bike and today I havn´t even bothered to get up.
And all this after a bout of Arthritis and a kidney stone.
I think my exwife has the juju doll and the needles out again.
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

Jewish humour?
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Old 04.08.2019, 17:18
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Jewish humour?
Jerry Sadowitz - Jewish humour at its finest.
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Old 04.08.2019, 17:21
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Look up old Jews telling jokes

Jewish humor has a long history. Mel Brooks. Carl Reiner. Some funny, self deprecating stuff, often in a New York accent. Some of Woody Allen‘s stuff, even.
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Old 04.08.2019, 17:34
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

For the Dutch: Max Tailleur, also loads of books available in German
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Old 04.08.2019, 17:54
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

No I understand what it is... I'd just assumed it was a pejorative. Anyway, I thought double standards and stereotyping were a no-no around here now. Or does it depend on who does it?

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No I understand what it is... I'd just assumed it was a pejorative. Anyway, I thought double standards and stereotyping were a no-no around here now. Or does it depend on who does it?
Not at all.. Two Jews a gentile and a medicine man walk into a bar.
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No I understand what it is... I'd just assumed it was a pejorative. Anyway, I thought double standards and stereotyping were a no-no around here now. Or does it depend on who does it?
Well of course it depends. But there‘s also a strong anti PC component, so it is most confusing.
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August can go and July it´s self into November as far as I am concerned.
Imagine catching a draft, or as the Germans call it: "Einen Zug holen!" Not just on or in your shoulder or neck, but a full service body Zug. The pain has now lasted for over a fortnight and I am sick and fed up with the ouching and uffing.
Got the painkillers.
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Got the guy grabbing my head and twisting and turning it into angles I did not know it could do that, all to the sound of popping bubblewrap...
Now out of the blue my hip started hurting, first noticed yesterday trying to dismount from the bike and today I havn´t even bothered to get up.
And all this after a bout of Arthritis and a kidney stone.
I think my exwife has the juju doll and the needles out again.
Your gratitude messages are always great, they are funny and so genuine. I really hope writing stuff out makes things at least a little bit better, get well! After 40, everyone has health issues.

I forgot one thing today - I am thankful for authenticity. And slammer reminding us that health is all that matters!
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Old 04.08.2019, 19:39
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Your gratitude messages are always great, they are funny and so genuine. I really hope writing stuff out makes things at least a little bit better, get well! After 40, everyone has health issues.

I forgot one thing today - I am thankful for authenticity. And slammer reminding us that health is all that matters!
To that I can say a heartfelt... "ouch!"
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

Still lots of skin out and about!
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Still lots of skin out and about!
Did you forget to put on your clothes again, cmon.

But true, love to live in my bikini and sundress. Flipflops and grocery store feet.

Slammer, keep writing. There is a nice thread you started, everyone was greatful for that.
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

Quick recoveries and getting back to normality.

Kids playing in garden until it's dark

BBQ and beer!
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

I'm glad July is over.
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

There's always hope that summer stays till early October and then comes the skiing! Just got us ski pants yesterday and we been doing core exercises throughout the warm months to not lose the ski balance.

Today, the thoughts of thanks go to:

- a friend's friend who is in artificial sleep so he recovers faster, may his nearest ones find a few minutes of peace

- thoughtful people

- risk takers

- my whimsical child

- mistakes we make and forgiving ourselves

- selfcare

- summer carefree spirit, bbqs!

- caffeine. Loads of caffeine.
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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

And there is more gratitude to think about, isn't it. Try it with me, I think it is not a bad state of mind.

- for those who manage to stay impersonal and civil in strange situations

- for generous people around me

- for zero entitlement

- for being very mobile

- for simple culinary moments

- for the fact that we know that the life is short and we don't hold back

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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

Today I am grateful for being able to derive fun from listening to/making music.

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Re: The August Attitude of Gratitude

For realising a truly staggering amount of excellent gin is made in my neck of the woods. Happy days...
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