Thursday, September 3, 2009

It is time to be thankful

Once again, it is another edition of Thankful Thursday. Thursday is the day we all sit back and reflect on how very fortunate we all are. Even on those "I can't wait until it is 4:30 and I can leave this horrid job" days, we truly do have a lot to be thankful for - I just know it! Here is the time that you remind yourself of that. Be thankful for the big things - and the little things too!

This week I am thankful for:

My dog who was so excited to see us when we got home from vacation. She sat on the couch next to me that evening, put her head on my lap and sighed a big sigh of relief. Her people had returned.

The high school boy who house sat while we were on vacation did a fantastic job. The house looked great when we got back, the dog and cat just loved him and he left us a nice note thanking us for giving him the job. He is an all around great kid.

That my son has made positive choices in kids to hang out with. The above house sitter is two years older than my son but is one of his friends. Also, another friend helped my son get a new job this fall. There is an ice cream shop a few miles from our house and my son really wanted to work there this summer. Unfortunately, they prefer to hire 16 year olds and sonnyboy is only 15. He got a job as a dishwasher at a local restaurant but told me he was aiming for the other place for next summer. This fall, he got an email asking him to interview at the ice cream place to finish out their season and for next summer. He was selected because of a personal recommendation of one of his friends. He got the job and his buddy is training him. It was a nice thing for his friend to do. Evan and these two boys are doing a school trip to Germany next spring. I have no worries about him because I know they are all great kids who make great choices. Phew.

That Mighty Mom liked my Thankful Thursday idea enough that she is doing Thankful Tuesday. Make sure you go over to see her and get a double scoop of thankfulness each week.

That, while I had a pile of work on my desk, I did not return to any crisis situations when I got back to my job this past Monday.

That my sunburn doesn't hurt anymore.

That things are going better for my BFF Mary Ellen. I can just tell that things are starting to go her way and no one in my world deserves it more than her.

That the way my husband suffers from his mid-life crisis is by buying a new motorcycle. I prefer that over him getting a girl friend or a new wife!

What are you thankful for today?

Here's to gratitude.


  1. I am thankful for my family.
    I am also thankful that we still have a roof over our heads and thankful that we will have electricity for at least one more month. LOL!!
    I doesn't seem it most days, but I have a lot to be thankful for.

  2. I am thankful that I will get to spend a few days with my Dad at his cabin this weekend. I am thankful that I have a job to go to, even though it's one of those I'd like not to go to, I am thankful that I lost five pounds last week, I am thankful to have blog friends who remind us to sing out what we are thankful for!

  3. :-)

    I was my husbands midlife crisis..haha, or so he tells me (he'd been single 10 years before we met, no homewrecking)

    every day is a day to be thankful for God's blessings in this life!

  4. oh tell me how you did it with your son so I can do it too!!!

    I am thankful that I have a job I really enjoy with nice people that is really really low stress

    and that my son is well taken care if when i am working and loves going to his school so I do;t feel at all guilty