Oops! I forgot to post yesterday. I was grateful for….getting nearly all the holiday decorations up and a husband who was slowly feeling better.
Today started out rough! What was up, Monday? So, I’m choosing to be grateful in the face of frustration. I’m thankful for a car that runs worry free most of the time. I’m thankful for my kids and their sweet words of appreciation and love.
I’m also thankful for “December” who has added a bit of fun to our daily routine. (Do you “Elf on the Shelf?” What are some fun ideas you’ve done?)
What a full day!
I’m thankful to have seen so many friends and family (and in downtown no less!). I’m thankful to have cheered on my daughter on a special day for her. I’m thankful for clean (and folded) laundry, clean dishes and semi-decorated trees.
But after a day like today, I’m super thankful for another day of rest tomorrow. 🙂
I’m not gonna lie. There were a few moments today where a little bah-humbug crept in. Yuck!!!
So, I’m being thankful for our health, which we have most of the time and nothing major to note. I’m also thankful for family. Family that live close and are caring. Family who are willing to check in and help out when health isn’t the blessing of the day.
Just one more week in the series…is gratitude becoming your norm and not the exception?
Today was probably our most non-traditional Thanksgiving but it was wonderful just the same. Any day with full of family and quality time is an excellent day. I rest at the end of the day feeling so blessed I might say spoiled. I hope you feel the same!
Today I am thankful…
– for solo grocery shopping. It’s amazing how much easier it is when you’re not navigating children and shopping cart!
– the attic door/ladder that fell unexpectedly missed my windshield by an inch.
– to be a part of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Indiana. I was able to spend a few hours there today greeting guests and showing part of the new house inside Parkview Regional Medical Center. The House will welcome its first families on November 27. It was such a treat to share the House with members of the community today!
What are you grateful for?
You may have figured this out by now, but I’m a BIG fan of traditions. One of my favorite things is that my husband also loves them. Together, we try to make traditions and the memories they create a priority.
Today continued a newer tradition of Thanksgiving with my mom and pops, my sister and our families. Each year is just a bit different but the main ingredients of turkey and the people are always included. It’s a terrific tradition and today was no exception.
I’m so thankful to have the ability to make these memories for myself and my children. I’m super thankful to have been blessed by the love of a large family. Every day I can spend with them is a GREAT day.
Today I’m thankful for girl time.
This morning I went on my daughter’s field trip with her. It was the first time I’ve been able to take time off to do this. My daughter was so excited, she talked about it for days! I love that for her! (And I had great fun too.)
Tonight, I joined new and old girlfriends for an evening downtown.
I’m thankful for the girls in my life!
Today I am thankful for my home. Not in the shelter sense, even though I’m thankful for that too. But more in the “it’s so good to be home” sense.
I get that feeling coming back from a trip and also at the end of a long day. It’s not just me either, my husband shares the same sentiment. I love that I hear my kids express the same feelings.
My home is a haven and I’m thankful my family can experience that.
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This quote by Corneille reminds me of the Bible verse about the widow and her gift. It wasn’t the amount that mattered, but rather her heart. Working for a non-profit, I know this to be true. Every gift is significant – to the giver and the receiver.
Perhaps you’re not able to give in the ways outlined through the Tweet up for Good. That’s ok! The manner in which you are able is worth celebrating and we invite you to join us! We only ask that you share your service with others using the hashtag #FW4Good. Sharing service isn’t about promoting yourself or not being humble. It is about being contagious.
Will you join us?