If you follow me on Facebook, you know that, each day during the month of November, I am posting something I am thankful for.
Tuesday, I was thankful for--my family--all of them. Without them, I don't know what I would do. They are my world.
Wednesday--the changing seasons: the color of the leaves, the crispness in the air, and the frost on the grass.
Thursday---my husband. He is handsome, hardworking, and beneath the sometimes stubborn exterior, he has a soft, caring heart. He's an amazing father and my best friend. Marriage is not always easy, but it's definitely worth the ride.
Friday--my job. I am lucky to have a job that not only supports my family but allows me to serve by sharing my craft with others. That said, I am still very thankful for Fridays!
All of this intentional sharing of gratitude got me thinking about some other "thankful" status updates I could have shared this week:
This week I was thankful for--
My babies who do the goofiest things.
The restaurants and their staffs who provided us sustenance and service this week.
The unexpected surprise of finding a restroom with toilet seat covers.
Caller ID to save me from telemarketing phone calls I don’t have time to answer.
Phone calls from friends I hadn’t talked to in a long time.
My car, my home-away-from-home.
Trash cans at gas stations that help motivate me to give my car an impromptu, overdue clean-out.
Erasers—for my calendar and for my walls and for my memory.
The joy that comes with cracking open a bottle of new shampoo.
My two left feet that happily danced with my little girl during her first dance class ever.
Fake nails that make my real ones look so much better.
My brother and his wife who took time to visit Emily at her first dance class.
My brother and his wife who are bravely attempting a sleepover with the babies tonight.
Reminder letters to prompt me to schedule necessary check-ups.
Colleagues who help me out in a pinch.
New words from the babies at the most unexpected times.
An afternoon change of plans.
Rain that kept us from trick-or-treating (and getting candy that mommy and babies didn’t need).
Talking about books with some cool middle school students during a school visit this week.
Hearing Drew say “mommy.”
Stories of ex-girlfriends who make me look saner.
Baby hugs and kisses.
Impetuosity that led me to finally register for a yoga class.
Catalogs in the mail to inspire a wish list for Santa.
Swings and days warm enough in November to swing.
My sister who made me laugh with her FB status message today: “Today I am thankful for Facebook. It makes dysfunctional people perfect, nosey people friends, and relationships magical.”