Thursday, December 02, 2010
Thursday Thanks Tank #145
Right now I am sitting on my couch. On the smaller couch, there is a pile of clothes waiting to be folded. The only noise in the house is hum of the dryer. My sink is full of dirty dishes from dinner. The kitchen table is strewn with items from a Kindergarten craft project. The kitchen floor also has remnants of the project. Ribbons, paper, and a few sequins are tossed about under the chairs. Today was full of activity.
About the time I was cooking dinner and the kids were constantly asking me for help, my husband texted me and asked me what made me smile today. I couldn't think of a thing. Not one thing came to my mind. It wasn't a bad day. It wasn't the kind of day I want to repeat, either.
Speaking of the day, here's my sweetheart at wal-mart today:
That picture speaks for itself, doesn't it?
I've gotten bogged down with my situation lately. That's the crux the matter. I'm just barely keeping up with the basics that I need to get done. And, it frustrates me. When I can't keep up, I can't accomplish more. By that I mean, I don't have time to read or learn something new. I feel stagnant. I have a hard time writing. In fact, I keep starting to fall asleep right now- just because I've been sitting for a few minutes. I am being challenged in very basic, shallow ways.
I was reminded today that being thankful keeps us from focusing on what we don't have.
With that in mind, I am forcing myself to jot down a few thankful thoughts.
I am thankful for the little things:
3. Christmas lights
4. creativity of kids
5. my phone
6. bedtime prayers with my kids
7. sleep (oh my word, I think I'm going to go to bed early)
8. soft cuddly blankets
Sweet stars! I think the sandman is calling my name. I keep falling asleep.
The point of this wordy post is, I'm bogged down but not conquered. I will press on and I am committed to cultivating a thankful spirit. I am thankful for this Thankful Thursday exercise and how it challenges my heart.