Gratitude Journal

Living an Attitude of Gratitude

Day 949

Today I am thankful:

Because the Whole Foods closest to our house reopened today after being closed for over a year for remodeling. No more having to drive to the other side of town to go to Whole Foods!

Because grocery shopping was finished before the heat of the day.

For my morning coffee. A time to reflect and catch up with the day.


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10 thoughts on “Day 949

  1. I know what you mean about the store! The Zellers store nearby closed almost a year ago, we had to turn to the Walmart which is quite a distance away. Target is supposed to be opening a superstore in the old Zellers spot, and we hope that will be a viable choice for us, it will only be a 5-minute walk away as opposed to a 10-minute drive through heavy traffic.

    • We haven’t, and won’t, shop at Walmart for several reasons. Target isn’t quite as bad, and we have one close by. Costco is even better. We spread our grocery shopping between Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Costco, and Sprouts, depending on what we need. It’s good to have choices.

      • We do the bulk of our shopping at Costco, but need a department store with reasonable prices as well. We also avoided WM for years. Then we had relatives and a good friend working there and we started shopping there to support them. Unfortunately until there are better alternatives where we live, we don’t have too many other choices around here. We’ve never been to a Whole Foods…I only just realized (after Googling) that we have one here in Ottawa. But it’s in a location that’s very difficult to get to from our place, and difficult to find parking. But now that I know it’s there, we’ll have to go check it out.

      • I understand about alternatives. Unfortunately, that’s Walmart’s MO; they go in and push out everybody else. I hope you do get better alternatives.

  2. Iva Pokorny on said:

    Oh, I hear you, Ruth! It must such a happy feeling to have your store back! Near by. On your turf, so to,speak! Great!!!

    Your morning coffee time sounds like such aMoment. A very special Moment. I wish that I could have coffee in the morning . My IBS tummy revolts and gives me trouble all day , if I,try tomahawk coffee that time of day. 😦 I remember the wonderful aroma of coffee and Danish pastry when I lay in bed and took it easy during my summers with my grandparents. I would so like to have that as part of my waking up routine … Oh well … I have my espresso later in the afternoon. And that is fine,too. 🙂 I am surprised that your tummy can take coffee in the mornings , Ruth. But I am very grateful and happy for you that it does! ❤️👍

  3. Lucky lady, to have a Whole Foods nearby. My closest one is about 30 miles away, through Houston Traffic. Likewise, Trader Joe’s. Thank goodness for close coffee!

    • We are fortunate to have Whole Foods and TJ’s. We do most of our grocery shopping divided between them, Sprouts, and Costco, depending on what we need. It’s great to have choices!

  4. angelika on said:

    It adds to life’s qualtiy to have stores near you. When we first moved to our village there was hardly anything…and now we have shopping centers, doctors, everything that we need, and we can get there within a 10 minute bike ride. We love that, and it might be a reason why we can’t move away. 🙂

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