Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thursday Thanks Tank #35
Here are a few of the things I am thankful for this week:
John: My brother-in-law had a birthday yesterday. I am thankful he is a part of my family. I am thankful for him and how he loves my sister.
My Home: After about 7 months of a house without decorations, I am finally getting decorated. We have been rearranging and hanging pictures. The house feels more like our home now.
Trash pickup: Okay, this is a funny one to be thankful for – especially since our trash gets loudly collected at 6 a.m. Well, I was thinking about being thankful as I was emptying my trash yesterday. I imagined what I would have to do if we didn't have trash pick-up.
My Kitchen Counter: This week I have been winning the clutter fight with my most prominent kitchen counter. It feels wonderful. It is amazing how a little thing like keeping a counter clean can energize me.
Encouraging Books: I am reading “Love and Respect” by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs right now. It is thought provoking and encouraging.
Craft day: A few weeks back I was struggling to feel sufficient as a stay-at-home mom. It can be a constant struggle for me. The struggle is something like this: I stay home to be with my kids but my house work is often more than I can handle. I never finish the housework (always working on it) so I get frustrated about not spending quality time with my kids during the stay-at-home time. SO- a few weeks ago I instituted “Terrific Thursdays”. On those days I spend time baking with the kids or doing a craft with them. The day has been changed and my kids never called it Terrific Thursday- they call it “Craft Day.” That’s the long explanation of Craft Day. I am thankful for Craft Day b/c it has improved my contentment and because of the joy the kids get from it.
Washing Machine: I am not a laundry lover. I have to do laundry constantly. It occurred to me yesterday that life would be a lot harder without my washing machine. I can’t even think about that very long. So, I am very thankful for my machine.
Potty Training Going Well: This week I am very thankful for Thomas’s progress in the potty training department. He is waking me up at least once a night to go potty but I don’t mind at all. It is so wonderful to see him making progress in this area.
Faith and Prayer: I am thankful for my faith. I am thankful for the power of prayer. I am thankful for how prayer changes my outlook. I am thankful that I have confidence in prayer.
These are a few of the ways I am thankful this week. What are you thankful for? Take time today to think about it.