OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST! ~ GRAND FINALE!!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU!

I’VE MADE SO MANY AMAZING FRIENDSHIPS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME ~
THANK YOU
THE ABOVE PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY ME FROM ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE SPOTS
WHERE I LIVE

https://soundcloud.com/user-51736218/with-all-my-gratitude-thank/s-6kn0F

I know there are so many others who I’ve come to be friends with over time for instance Wendy from Brilliance Within – such an inspirational blog please visit her; Jackie from A Cooking Pot & Twisted Tales – she throws the best blog parties; Natalie Scarberry from Sacred Touches; Willowdot21; Ameena k.g. from Randoms by a Random; Gary Loggins from CrackedRearViewer; and anyone who has ever stopped by to visit – thank you!!

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

THE END

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2018

71 thoughts on “OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST! ~ GRAND FINALE!!

  1. Grateful for my wonderful friends.

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  2. Love you too Debs. What a treat it was to hear your voice, I felt as though we could have all been in a cafe together. The way you described and thanked all your blogger friends, all I can say is weโ€™re all so blessed to have met. This is what blogging is all about. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved this post and whilst Iโ€™ll miss your daily gratitudes I look forward to creating many more songs together. Oh, and that visit of course. Thank you for creating such a beautiful audio and for your friendship. Big hugs always from your co-creating soul sista xo โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ

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    • Thanks Miri!! I really wanted to convey to everyone what they brought to me…and it was sooo much!! I ran a little long but there was so much to say! We are all so blessed and I am so grateful for that! I sooo look forward to creating many, many songs. I already have been penning down a couple more…I look forward to having time to really learn the piano and how to play it so I can enhance the song I already wrote and write more!! I love our friendship and thank God every day for hooking us up…He knew what He was doing…as always!! Big hugs back my co-creating soul sista!! Talk soon xoxo โค

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  3. It Will be different not having your Daily Grateful posts every morning but I look forward to your future posts and of course, your songs! What a beautiful farewell post! Have a wonderfully amazing day today! ((HUGS!!)) xoxoxoxo

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    • I know, it will be odd not saying hello to you every day, I will miss that a lot!! But you’re right I’ll have other posts and of course my songs!! Now I’ll have time to finally learn the piano and write even more music, that will be wonderful! I’ll have more time to stop by and visit you now too!! Thank you, I’m so glad you liked it, I know my talk went long but there were so many people to thank, which as I said only goes to show how blessed I am!! I will have a wonderfully amazing day today and I wish you a fabulously marvelous day too!! ((HUGS!!)) xoxo Give kisses to Sugar & Destiny for me. โค

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    • Yes, you will have more time now to learn the piano. Yay! I look forward to hearing your future songs with Miriam! I also look forward to you stopping by more often! xoxox

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    • โค xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. As a friend of mine used to say, “I’m grateful to be grateful”!

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  5. Wow Deb, 1,188 posts!! Congratulations on this awesome achievement. It’s great being able to listen to your soothing voice and how much you appreciate the friendships you’ve built since starting “Our Daily Grateful Post!” You are such a treasure Deb! I love you and thank you for sharing your daily gratitude! โค โค โค

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    • Awe thanks Steph!! I truly am grateful for all the info and knowledge that you share…it certainly has been helpful to me and my Mom!! We thank you and love you too!! 3 >3 xo

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    • She’s doing great Steph, thanks for asking…of course her sight, not so much. She still gets a shot in her eye every 3 months and she has a great attitude, like you!! She does get frustrated from time to time, not being able to see so well, and I so get that as I can’t read anything without my glasses anymore, but we make the best of it and tap into our other senses as you have written about!! xo โค

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    • I’m glad to hear she is doing well and can so relate to her occasional frustration, heaven knows I still have those days. Thankfully, focusing on the blog and other activities associated with it help to keep my frustation at a manageble level. I remember needing reading glasses almost as soon as I turned 40 for some people it happens after 40 but it’s something we all go through. I used to buy assorted cute reading glasses at CostCo and kept them in the car, at home, at work, and in my handbag so I was never without them.

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    • Thanks Steph. She keeps herself busy with Facebook and she has a magnifier so what little she can still read that helps her a lot. Yeah I bought a set of 6 reading glasses and keep a pair in every room because I’m always reaching for them, that helps tremendously. I started wearing them after 40 and you’re right we do all go through it.

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  6. Thank you. I am grateful for you, too. ::kisses her cheek::

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  7. Wow,you’re wrapping things up? Thank you for all your joy!!!

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  8. Whew!!! I am grateful you are not disappearing completely from blogging! I would feel like there was a hole in the wordpress blogging world!
    I will miss the daily grateful posts. They always got me thinking and finding something to be grateful for.
    Have a great time learning the piano Deb! I will be looking for your future posts.

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    • Awe thank you Faye, I truly appreciate your kind words!! Now I’ll have more time to come visit you and read your posts!! I’m excited about that. I know I’ll miss them too, maybe I’ll post random ones every now and again so we don’t forget to be grateful. I’m really looking forward to leaning the piano, I’ve been playing around with it and watching some YouTube videos but haven’t had the time to really sit down and be consistent with it…now I will have that time!! I already have an idea for a post but I think I might take a week off to chill and relax first! No worries I’ll be around! xo ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  9. Happy Monday, Deb! I look forward to your daily grateful posts! xoxo

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    • Happy Monday Michelle…especially since today is a holiday yay! Thank you I’ll have other posts that I’ll be doing from time to time. I want to learn to play the piano and write more songs so I need to free up some of my time in order to do that! I’ll have more time to come and visit you now!!! xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  10. Oh Debs! I tried listening to your audio but it keeps flicking to Miriamโ€™s and your wonderful creation โ€˜Miracleโ€™ ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— (not that thatโ€™s a bad thing!) Iโ€™ll try and listen from my laptop tomorrow, it could be my phone playing tricks on me again! Sending you hugs hugs soul sister! xx

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  11. What a beautiful and inspiring blog. I came across to you from Shivasponder who is always mentioning you in his posts and comments. I’m sorry to only discovering you now that you are no longer doing the daily grateful posts.
    I love your ideas (thought of the day and collection of flags). Very creative.

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  12. Oh this announcement makes me sad but the way you have given your best time to all these posts in all these past years shows your comittment to your work. Through your posts, I’ve learned to admire little things in my life.
    I hope you won’t stop sharing some random posts with us.
    Stay good Dear Deb!! xo

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  13. […] would like to share this stunning post by Deb at Once Upon A Hot Flash. I first met Debs here on WordPress, and we quickly connected and became friends. Deb is a […]

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  14. Ohhhh – I am listening to your soft, soothing voice as I type! I could listen to your voice all day… (you should totally move into media and share videos of your musings! I would watch you all day!) Oh – I’ve just heard you mention my name!!! …Oh Debs – you stop me in my tracks. My heart is swelling with gratitude and my eyes are filling with tears. What a wonderful expression of gratitude you have expressed here on our blogosphere of like-minded souls.You are a truly special spirit sweet soul sister, and I look forward to that day when you, Miriam and I jam together! Keep filling our hearts and keep shining darlings Debs, for you are very loved and appreciated by each and every one of us. Love always, Hayley xx

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    • Now you’ve just made me cry, with a great big smile on my face, thank you my sweet Hayley!!
      Hmmm it’s funny you say that about sharing videos as I was thinking about doing that. I appreciate your comments on my voice, I was wondering if it sounded boring. I know the audio is long but I’ve made so many truly dear friends that I sincerely care about that I wanted to mention as many as I could. Really you were my first soul to soul connection and you will always hold that special place in my heart. I remember the desire to email you and talk more. I know I drifted away from your blog and didn’t visit much, I mostly only visited Miri. But now I’ll have more time and look forward to it.
      I also look forward to all of us getting together, that makes me giddy to think about and that puts a big smile on my face too!!
      Thank you so much for all your kind words Hayley, they mean the world to me, and know that you too are such a sweet special spirit, keep sharing your positivity, light and love, it’s good for the world!! See you soon my soul sister, with great love Debs xo ๐Ÿ’ž

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    • Oh Debs what a wonderful heartfelt response, for which I am very grateful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Œ and do not fret, I know how difficult it can be to visit everyoneโ€™s blogs, whilst up-keeping your own and juggling โ€˜lifeโ€™ – that deep connection always remains and I too hold a very special place in my heart for you as you were also one of the first I connected with on that deeper soul level ๐Ÿ’— I just know that one day we wil all meet ๐ŸŒˆ and that day will be oh so special! Please do go forth with your videos as I would be your biggest fan! Sending you oodles of love and hugs sweet soul sister of mine xx ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    • You are right! That deep connection will always remain and we will meet one day and it will be OH SO SPECIAL!! Oh thank you for the encouragement on the videos…I’ll have to start jotting down ideas and topics. What fun that will be!! Sending you baskets of love and tubs of hugs my dear sweet soul sister. Have a magical day today!! โค xo

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    • Oooo I love that Debs! โ€˜Baskets of love and tubs of hugs!โ€™ Receive with a huge welcoming smile ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ I hope youโ€™ve had a magical start to the week so far sweet soul sister! I can feel your energy all around and itโ€™s Divine! ๐Ÿ’ xx

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    • I actually have had a magical start….I found a penny out at my bird feeder and it wasn’t there in the morning when I brought out the feeders it was there when I went to bring them back in. The Universe is talking to me…doesn’t get much more magical than that!! Well I’m pouring even more of my energy all over you….you can shower in it!! Thank you my sweet Hayley! You’re Divine!!! xo โค Wishing you an enchanting week too.

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    • Oh wow! Thatโ€™s the universe reminding you of your rich, abundant life! How magical. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ซ and Iโ€™m showering in your divine essence and energy as I type Debs! And my, is this the best shower Iโ€™ve taken in a long while!!! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ˜ much love to you beautiful soul โค๏ธ xx

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    • I love how you think Hayley!! It was so magical and I stood there in awe, mouth wide open and filled with excitement. Yes you are right that is the universe reminding me. Much love to you my dear Hayley ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜š๐ŸŒท

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  15. Oooh Deb! When I first started reading this post I thought it was your usual Grateful Post. But when I saw “The End”it made me curious to read it more than once.

    Then the link to the Sound Cloud and then your sweet innocent voice, that made me listen to it more than thrice today morning and again now. I wanted to have silence around to write the text, so now… I hope you understand.

    Listening to you and your decision to not post daily of Grateful posts made my heart heavier, as tears rolled out while you read, it was the same scene here listening to you.

    Deb I just recollected the times we spent on our blogs, the discussions we had. All had brought us so close. The real friendship we enjoyed was Awesome.
    It shall not be there from now makes it all the more unacceptable. But you shall still be posting at intervals makes it satisfying.

    Yes Deb I know how much pains and pleasure you did take in posting the Daily Grateful Posts. It was a much needed rest for you, we all understand.

    The good words you have spoken about me makes me happy to listen to and that you could learn from me a few insights is Grateful.

    You shall from now get more time to visit others is great news too. Well I shall be selfish here… so you will have time to visit my blogs without me telling you to visit…. hahaha

    Deb your pronunciation of my name is not like how have done in the audio. It is like how you pronounce ‘she’ then va in the ‘vast’
    It now becomes Shiva. I really enjoyed you saying my name like that….Shiiivaa ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Deb the moments we spent on the media where my best ones of a Lifetime. They shall ever remain in my heart. I shall not hesitate to say- I Love You

    Lifetime Hugs
    Shiva

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    • Awe Shiva, just because my Grateful Post is ending doesn’t mean our friendship is. In fact, yes, now I will have more time to come visit you and we can continue our discussions and all will be Awesome!

      Isn’t it something that you were one of the first people to “like” and comment on my first Grateful Post? Thank you for that.

      This is such a beautiful comment Shiva, thank you…but then I expect no less from you. You have always commented in such a thoughtful way, and I mean that in the literal sense…you understand. I most definitely learned a lot from you and I wish to continue to do so.

      I wondered if I was pronouncing your name correctly. So the “she” part is right, but the Va sounds like Baaa like a sheep, not la? And I am putting the emphasis on the wrong syllable? I have pronounced your name as you heard it on my audio from day one, not sure I can say it differently, nor perhaps you don’t want me to since you enjoy how I do say it so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Our moments will remain in my heart too, and the good news is, there will be more moments to place in our hearts!! I love you too!

      Lifetime Hugs and Beyond, ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Deb
      โค

      p.s. I put up a new post today!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Deb our friendship cannot end, it is not ordinary for souls to meet. Be it among friends, parents, siblings, neighbors, relatives and even workers to continue to have a prolonged good relation. They come and we meet because of blessings and past life karma. It is something unseen and beyond.

      Dear Deb I was first overwhelmed by the comments I got from you and you were so understanding to comment on each aspect that was involved. I have always observed it deeply and have said to my mind if the same thing Deb would have commented in a much befitting manner. Let me tell you, I too have learnt so many things from you and do wish that it shall continue.

      In respect to my name…. the ‘shebaa’ seems to sound a female sheep. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™„ instead let that be a male one ‘Sheva’, ๐Ÿ˜‰
      simply ‘Shiva’ like how I said. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜†

      I just loved to read those Hugs Beyond

      Same Hugs
      ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท
      Shiva
      xoxo

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    • It won’t end! So say we!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Awe thanks Shiva, it’s good that we have both learned from each other!
      If it’s ok with you, since I cannot hear how you are saying it, I shall continue to pronounce it as I did in my audio and of course letting it be a male sheep!! LOL!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I knew you would appreciate the Beyond!
      Grand Hugs,
      Deb
      xo

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