Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful Thursday, Thanksgiving edition

Okay, so it's not Thanksgiving anymore. Close enough!

Today I am thankful for...
  • the grace and patience and forgiveness of the good Lord
  • my family, friends, and my dear Doc
  • my health, and the health of my loved ones...I hope I never take that for granted
  • a lovely Thanksgiving spent with the people I love
  • turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce
  • the fact that my loved ones still love me in spite of the obscene quantities of turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce I took down yesterday
  • a fun little date night this evening
  • reminders to focus on the positive and be optimistic
  • the fact that (although to my disappointment) things don't always go like I want them to...the good Lord is much better at planning than I am
  • reminders this week to be selfless and put others before myself
  • my Mama's wisdom, and that she always chooses to share it just when I need it
  • getting to visit with Daddy on his lunch break today...we're like the 2 Musketeers
  • all that's happening right now for my Bubba...a finished preceptorship (yay!), graduation right around the corner, and a job already lined up...God is so good!
  • the fact that anybody wants to read the drivel I put on my long-neglected little blog
  • a break from work to recharge my batteries a bit
  • a sweet, out-of-the-blue card in the mail this week...finding something fun in my mailbox makes me geekily excited
  • the opportunity to travel to God's country (aka, Auburn) for the Iron Bowl this weekend
  • laughter
  • shoes on my feet, food in my fridge, clothes in my closet, a roof over my head, clean running water, a car, and a little bit of money left in my bank account at the end of the month
  • my job, my coworkers, and the fun little people I spend my days with
  • the ridiculously comfortable new bed in my room at my parents' house...I had a hard time dragging myself away from it today
  • clean sheets
  • hot showers
  • Excedrin
  • crunchy leaves
  • beautiful, beautiful fall weather
  • weekends


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
  • the mind-boggling amount of love and patience the good Lord has when dealing with me...amazing
  • my family, friends, and my sweet Doc
  • my health, and the health of my loved ones...don't ever take it for granted, folks!
  • a two-day work week coming up
  • a fantastically beautiful sunset this evening
  • the really, really good news (of the job offer variety) my sweet, soon-to-be-a-graduate brother called to share with me tonight...what a blessing!
  • Thanksgiving right around the of my favorites!
  • Thanksgiving lunch at school today...I literally look forward to it all year and it didn't disappoint!
  • a roof over my head, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, a car that runs, food in my fridge, clean running water, enough money to cover my needs and take care of a few "wants" every now and then
  • employment, the people I work with, and the students I get to spend time with
  • the new student joining our class tomorrow...I'm nervous and excited...hope that I'll be a blessing to him this year
  • a two-day work week coming up
  • the urge to make a "Thankful Thursday" list after being a total slacker lately
  • a chance to celebrate our precious counselor Toni at her retirement party today...I am truly a better person for knowing her and so admire her...she's made more of a difference than she'll ever know, and I wish her the best of luck in her new adventure!
  • lots of things in life to look forward to
  • a reminder this week that contentment is a conscious choice (not a feeling), and something that you have to work at every freeing when you realize that
  • a two-day work week coming up
  • some cooler weather after oddly warm, humid weather all week
  • our great state making it through our first "tornado weather" since April...seeing that radar yesterday put me on edge a bit
  • learning something new today: horses can't vomit...seriously, they can't...look it up
  • the opportunity to bring such random, mostly useless knowledge (such as the above) to the're welcome
  • a fun holiday season coming up
  • some really great conversations and lessons with my students this week about Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving...I adore 5th grade social studies
  • a two-day work week coming up