Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday is Today

I have had a bad week at work this week. In fact, it has been one of the most challenging weeks that I can remember for years. It would be really easy for me to get wrapped up in the drama and hassle but I am choosing to get past that and focus on the good in my life. Do we really take the time we should to reflect on the things that we are thankful for? I am thankful for the big things - a loving family, 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 sun is finally shining for more then one day in a row! The weather here in Maine has been very rainy this summer and it nice to finally get some real summer weather!

I am thankful for the air conditioner at work and my fans at home. They make these warm days much more enjoyable.

I am thankful that I lost weight at my last weigh-in. The bad week at work has been a challenge for me but I am determined to get back on track.

I am thankful that I have a teenage son who still says "I love you" every time we end a phone conversation.

After this week, I am thankful that tomorrow is Friday (I think I will be able to make it!) and that my vacation is 15 days away.

I am thankful that Home Depot has many many paint colors. I didn't like any of the colors that I brought home last week so I went back last night and picked out 5 more paint chips. Who knew there were so many shades of yellow?

I am thankful that my husband put screen and/or new screen on all of the possible places in our house that he thought a bat could get in.

I am thankful that I have some really amazing friends like Mary Ellen. She is an incredible woman and has been a friend for many years and I really look forward to our Girls Weekend Away next year. We will be 50 and fabulous in 2010! I am also thankful that she will reach the 50 milestone before me! :)

I am thankful that I have a hubby who asks me how my day was and actually listens to me complain.

What are you thankful today?

Here's to appreciating the little things.


  1. I love your Thankful Thursdays. They always make me feel good.

  2. I'm thankful that I can read blogs that remind me to be thankful for what I have.
    I'm thankful to have a job, even though at times it is trying.
    I'm thankful my girls feel thay can come and talk to me anytime about anything.
    I'm thankful that their Dad keeps in touch with the youngest one, so I know what he is up to and have something to giggle about. (His newest girlfriend)
    I'm thankful for a roof over my head. Yes, it is humble, but there is no place like home!
    I am thankful for my freedoms.

  3. *I, too, have a thoughtful husband, and he gets up every day at 5 to go to work while I just doze on.
    *I have a church with a good youth pastor.
    *My parents are still living on their own and are in great health in their 80's.
    *You'll be 50 two entire years before I will!

    I am praying for you and that your coming week will be easier than your last week :)

  4. I'm thankful that you joined the blogosphere. And that you exist. And that your vacation is only 2 weeks away.

    And especially that you said we were going to be 50 and FABULOUS!!

  5. You're a really sweet person, you know that?

    I love M.E. too-she's awesome. Maybe the two of you could get together and start a new business-Planning Ladies Night karate fun!?

  6. fabulous!

    now, everyone sing with me!

    You've got to accentuate
    the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    Latch onto the affirmative

    Don't mess with Mr Inbetween.

    You've got to spread joy
    Up to the maximum
    Bring gloom
    Down to the minimum
    Have faith
    Or pandemonium's
    Liable to walk upon the scene....

    To illustrate
    My last remark
    Jonah in the whale
    Noah in the ark

    What did they do?
    Just when everything looked so down??

    You've got to accentuate...............................................................................................................................

    we now return from this song break to our regularly scheduled commentors.