I am sitting by the computer, sipping on my morning coffee. It is 7:45 and I have been up for 2 hours. I am wide awake and happy and it's morning. I have already worked out and gone to the grocery store. It's shocking how good it feels. It is certainly shocking to my husband.
Change. I am thankful for change.
I am changing my routine. I am working out in the morning before my husband leaves for work. I was already waking up early quite often, anyway, due to the sunshine and my allergies. Now I am just putting the morning to good use. And, it feels good.
Don't hold your breath for me to become a morning person. That's not going to happen. But, since I have started this morning workout, I have started going to bed before midnight. That's a change.
I am changing my environment. Quick, anyone that has ever wanted to see my bedroom, come over now! No, really, I am not going to let it get messy or cluttered again. I've heard it takes 40 days to make a habit stick. I am going to make sure this is the new norm. My room is the cleanest it has been since we moved in this house. It feels wonderful. I smile when it's time to retire for the night. I like being in my room.
I mentioned this in a previous post: I have too much stuff. I am changing that. I am going from room to room cleaning out and organizing. The change feels fantastic. I know it will be amazing when it is all gone. I'll try not to write about this too much... but it will probably keep coming up for a while.
I'm changing my menu. I'm limiting soda intake and trying to eat healthier. I'm adding salads with many of our dinner meals. I am also cleaning my refrigerator regularly.
I am changing how I relate to my kids. A friend of mine mentioned yesterday that she was trying to hug her kids more. Immediately (as in, last night) I began hugging my kids more. I hugged them before but I am going to make sure to do it daily. I'm trying to change the way I encourage them, too. I realize that each of my children respond to different kinds of encouragement. I'm trying to recognize the differences and relate to them in an individual way. I don't have this figured out. I am being more aware (and that's a change).
I am changing the age of my house. What I mean is, I am taking down and putting up baby stuff. Since summer started, I took the baby gate off the stairs. This morning, I took down the baby swing outside. I don't know why, but it makes me smile. Maybe it's because my little girl is growing cuter each day.
Today I am thankful for change.
This is my Thursday Thanks Tank (TTT 132).