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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thanksgiving Thursday

Because I seem to be starting all kinds of new themes, well, okay, just my Tuesday Tea posts, I want to do something special on Thursdays as well. Our moms group at church just finished reading a book, which I won't mention, because I actually did not like the book. However, it, as well as a couple others I've been reading lately, have talked a lot about the importance of being thankful and expressing that thankfulness.

So I decided, rather than just doing it privately, which I am doing, I also want the public accountability on my blog where I can express my thankfulness and be reminded, even in the worst times, we can choose to be thankful.

Pretty ironic for this to be the inaugural blog, because today hasn't been a great day. Last night, just before bed, the dog decided to pee on the bed for no apparent reason. So we had to strip the bed and hunt for a spare set of sheets. Pretty crazy that we only have one set of sheets for our bed, but that's what we have. I wash them and put them on all in the same day. Anyway, it took forever, and every time I tried dozing off, I'd smell more dog pee, and find one more thing I needed to clean up. I finally got to sleep, and then WHAM! Hubby's phone rings at 3 a.m. There was an emergency at work and they needed him to come in. I tossed and turned until I gave up at 6, fighting a horrible headache that still lingers.

So here I am, in the midst of this pain fog, thinking about being thankful, and I realized all the things, even with this bad situation, I can be thankful for:
1. Being up so early, I was able to print my boarding pass for my girl's weekend and get a decent spot.
2. Hubby is looking at working a 14 hour day, bringing in much needed money, when he wasn't even sure he'd have more than a couple hours' worth of work today.
3. In the quiet before the kids woke up, I got a lot of laundry done.
4. Our bedding is now clean. And I love sleeping on clean sheets.
5. I got to sit on the patio and watch a butterfly flit by.
6. My little girls understand that mommy has a headache and are giving me the space I need.
7. I am almost completely packed for my trip, so I can go to bed early tonight.
8. My piles of laundry remind me of the abundance we have.
9. The crisp taste of my water with lime is so refreshing.
10. The birds chirping in my back yard are relaxing and peaceful.

What are you thankful for today?


Robin said...

Hi there!
I am so happy to have found your blog(s)! I was needing some inspiration yesterday morning on praying for my enemies, and on a whim I Googled "praying for enemies" and the first entry that came up was your blog, and it is amazing - really an answer to prayer for me, to be able to read of other people's struggles to love and forgive their enemies. I followed that blog to this blog and I just wanted to say I think you are an entertaining and thought-provoking writer, and I will love following your blogs!

So for Thanksgiving Thursday, even though it's Friday, I'll list a few things I'm thankful for:

My husband is coming home tonight after a weeklong business trip

My son got the new job he wanted

My kids are starting their senior year of college and both are going strong

My family is healthy

My husband is employed (in this scary and highly uncertain economy)

Blessings to you and Happy Friday, Danica!

Megan DiMaria said...

Hi, Danica! I have just awarded you The Liebster Award! Stop by my blog for the details!

Danica Favorite said...

Robin, thanks! Those are great things to be thankful for.

Danica Favorite said...

Megan, thanks for the award.