Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another Thursday to be thankful for

Do we really take the time we should to reflect on the things that we are thankful for? I know I don't, so on Thursdays, I am going to think about the things in my life that I should appreciate more. I am thankful for the big things - a loving family, relatively good health and amazing friends but I also want to focus on the little things that we often overlook.

I am thankful that my son did well his first day at his first job. He got to work 30 minutes longer than expected and is working tonight and one day this weekend. He will be able to put money in the bank for his trip to Germany next spring!

I am thankful that my karate class went so well this week. After getting sick in class (yuck!) last week, I was a little apprehensive about going this week. I had a great time! I am looking forward to my class tonight too.

I am thankful that I got to go to the Macaroni Grill last Friday night. Penne Rustica is still one of my favorite dishes ever.

I am thankful that my son had a great time at "band camp". The two concerts we went to absolutely rocked the house. Wow. What talent. It was amazing.

I am thankful that my son is home now. I missed him!

I am thankful that I am somewhat caught up at work right now. I have no idea how it happened (LOL) but I am really enjoying it. It is much less stressful. I am going to enjoy it while I have it because it isn't a usual situation.

I am thankful that my friend Mary Ellen had a job interview yesterday and has one tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for her. She deserves our good wishes and a dash of good luck. Any employer would be lucky to have her.

I am thankful that my vacation is less than 30 days away. Sorry to mention that again, but I need a vacation and counting down is the only thing keeping me sane.

I am thankful that I have a husband who noticed that I sounded tired yesterday when I left him voicemail and called to check to make sure I was OK.

I am very very thankful that my co-worker found out that the lump she found was just fluid that formed after her breast cancer surgery. We were all scared for her as she had just finished her treatment a few short months ago.

What are you thankful for today?

Here's to appreciation of all of the good things in life.


  1. *For the opportunity to share our organ donation story with others. Still can't believe people want to hear what I have to say.

    *That I have a lot of fun weekends planned in the coming month.

    *That it "appears" that ALL ANTS HAVE LEFT THE BUILDING (building-my house)


  2. You taking Karate??? I started Kung fu when I was 7 & ended up teaching it for YEARS!!! Loved it.. think everyone should learn a form of self defense like that!

  3. Rebecca Jo - My husband is a 2nd degree Black Belt in one style and a Brown Belt in another style and our son is a 2nd degree Black Belt in the same style has his father. I started lessons - yes, almost 50 and out of shape - and really enjoy it. I am a lowly yellow belt but am getting exercise, improving and having fun! This is the style that my hubby in a brown belt in. The sensei is a woman almost my age who is very very nice and makes me believe that I can do it.

  4. I'm am thankful that I have a job I love and have the summers off!
    (Summer? Summer?)
    I am thankful for my family and our good health, so far !
    I love my cats!
    I am thankful that I lost 8 lbs.
    I am thankful for coffee icecream and pizza.
    I am thankful that gas prices are not over $4.00 at the moment.
    come to think of it....too many things to mention!
    (someday I'll be thankful that my son, too, has a job.) (sigh)

  5. I'm thankful that Alex actually returned with me to spend the night. He has to go back tomorrow night, but this gives me more than 24 hours with him (except for sleeping, of course). YAY.

    And I'm thankful for a friend who is nice enough to be thankful for my job interview. Love you!!

  6. I am thankful that my toilet doesn't sing to me anymore. Okay, I know, I know...enough of the toilet talk!
    I am thankful that my YD has found a boyfriend who matches her.
    I AM thankful that we have blog world where we can meet new, exciting and wonderful friends from all over. Yes, I mean it, I have learned so much from everyone!

  7. I'm thankful that this week is almost over...that's about the best I can come up with...will it do?

  8. I'm thankful for the reminder that I have much for which to be thankful.

    I take my son to karate twice a week and used to think I would like to try it. But then I worried I'd collapse mid-way through the warm-ups. So, sit there getting a wider and wider backside is what I do.

  9. How fun is it that you are doing karate?!? My husband so wants me to do this with him....