Thursday, July 16, 2009

I am thankful it is Thursday

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 a job in this tough economy but I also want to focus on the little things that we often overlook.

I am thankful that the weather here in Maine has been beautiful this week! It has been sunny, not too hot and NOT RAINING.

I am thankful that I live close to Portsmouth, NH. It is a lovely small city and my hubby and I often go there to walk our dog. It has lots of little shops, great places to get coffee and it is safe.

I am thankful that I am sleeping better at night. A good night's sleep makes it so much easier to face the next work day.

I am thankful that I was able to see someone reach a goal this week. Hallie put together a raffle with the heartfelt hope that she would raise $5,000. for the United Network for Organ Sharing in honor of her father and his donor family. She did it! However, there is no reason to stop now. You can still donate over at Not only is it a fantastic cause, but you can win lots of really cool prizes.

I am thankful that my son is apparently having a great time at his band camp. At least it appears so from the very few text messages I have received from him.

I am thankful that it looks like my lunchtime walking program can return to normal and I can start listening to my audio books again. I have really missed that.

I am thankful that the Boston Red Sox return from the All Star break and play Toronto tomorrow night. I haven't known what to do with my evenings this week without a ball game to watch!

I am thankful that in 36 days I will be in a car heading towards Baltimore and my cruise vacation. I can't wait!

I am thankful that I have had a great week with hubby this week while our son has been gone. We have had fun and gotten some chores accomplished.

I am thankful that I lost weight at my first official weigh-in!

What are you thankful for today?

Here's to appreciating the little things!


  1. I'm thankful you're ready for Girls Night Out again!

    I'd be really thankful if I was going on your cruise with you! Can you take a really big suitcase?

  2. Thanks for your help reaching my goal. It feels wonderful to have done what I set out to do!!

    And yeah for the cruise!! I'm jealous!


  3. You have TONS here that you're thankful for... love that!

    Today - so far, I'm thankful I havent busted my face!! I've tripped twice so far on my flip flops... dont know what the problem is! UGH!

  4. I'm thankful Husband is coming home tomorrow.

  5. sun, my boy, having a job I like

  6. Oh. My. Goodness! It made me laugh that your son sends text messages from camp. Way back in the covered wagon days of my youth, when I went to camp, I made sure that I had everyone's address, lots of envelopes, stationery and stamps so that I could keep in touch with everyone "back home". I never even thought about the fact that kids don't need to write letters home anymore! WOW!
    Hurray for your weight loss. I need to do that. I am frustrated at best right now, and weight loss is not foremost on my mind...I'm a bad girl!
    I will be grateful when I can get everything in my house that involves water to stop leaking. I'll be blogging about it when I know I can keep my eyes open long enough!

  7. I'm grateful that we had a break in the weather. We had a hard-blowing stormfront come through this afternoon, not a lot of rain, but cooler temps will follow. Only in the low 90's tomorrow. Yea!!! I'm greatful that my little SueSue is feeling better. I'm grateful that my life is rich with small joys. I'm grateful...


  8. I am thankful that today I celebrate 10 years being married to my twwwuuuuu wwwuuuvvv (remember Princess Bride??)

    AND that we got Mimi to show up at our house this afternoon at 2:30 till whenever we decide to return!! (am I counting the hours.....yup.)