Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for...
  • the grace of the good Lord and the fact that He loves me ALL the time
  • my family and friends
  • my health, and the health of my family and friends
  • my simple little is far from perfect, but I'm very grateful that I have been blessed in the ways I have been
  • a roof over my head, food in my fridge, clean running water, shoes on my feet, clothes in my closet, money in the bank, strong legs, eyes that see, ears that hear, a brain that functions like it should, hands that do what they need to do, curly hair to cover up my head, a car that runs and gets great gas mileage
  • my job, my coworkers, our lovely building, and the soon-to-be-sixth graders I get to spend the next 14 school days with
  • 14 more school days
  • the opportunity to move classrooms this summer...I adore my current classroom, but there's nothing wrong with shaking off the cobwebs and doing something different every once in a while...change can be a very good thing
  • sadness, because then you have much more of a reason to celebrate the happy times
  • hot showers and a comfortable bed
  • resilience
  • being able to bring some food to a sweet new mama tomorrow...can't wait to visit with her and get my hands on that little man!
  • Publix
  • a really, really long conversation with Kate this week...I miss her
  • my precious new sister-in-law-to-be
  • being included in Bubba and Olivia's proposal the way I was...that's a memory I'll hold fondly for a very long time
  • fun, fun plans for this summer
  • some really good people in my life
  • an absolutely incredible trip to D.C. last week...I still can't get over how smoothly it went!
  • Pandora radio
  • the much-needed rain we got last night and today
  • the fact that I set a cell phone alarm as well as my regular alarm clock...that sure came in handy when my power went out last night!
  • a great new book to read...thanks for letting me borrow it, Nicole!
  • my cute, stripey rain boots...they make splashing in puddles absolutely mandatory
{pic from January 2011...we haven't had much ice 'round these parts lately}
  • the chance to put on my best big, floppy Southern lady hat and attend a tea party with my darling Mimi and Cousin Sarah this weekend
  • my little handful of faithful readers and commenters...yall make my day every time I get on my silly little blog
  • Lauren's dad's guest posts this week about his fight with colon cancer...he tells his story so beautifully! Check him out here.
  • peace and contentment
  • 14 more school days...oh, I already mentioned that? I think it's worth repeating :)



  1. You are so sweet and you always have the best attitude! Thanks for your thankful posts and thanks for praying for us :)

  2. Lauren, I sure try. I don't always succeed, but at least I'm trying :) The prayers will keep coming even after your dad emerges as the big winner in this fight. Keep me posted!

    Happy weekend, sweet girl!


  3. What fun boots! Owen and I were jumping in puddles today! Blessings all around us : )

  4. Elizabeth, jumping in puddles is highly underrated. It's amazing how something so simple can bring you such joy :) Thanks for stopping by, friend. I hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend!



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