I really wanted to cultivate an attitude of gratitude this year. I thought I was doing better, until a friend pointed out that I am a pessimist this week. So, to do better, welcome to Thankful Thursdays. (It is Thursday, I think. Wait. Yeah, I checked. It's Thursday.)
And I am making a no buts allowed rule. I will admit that I am terrible about saying "I'm thankful for.... even if." Or, "I'm thankful for... but." New rules!
This week's Thankful Thursday:
*An amazing Lord who loves me despite my faults and gives me what I need, even when I think I need something else.
*Amazing teachers and staff that have given so much to my daughters.
*Amazing daughters who completed a year of school, worked hard, made friends, and learned sooo much about life, learning, and themselves.
*An amazing husband who shed tears over his daughter's elementary years ending, and cooked hamburgers and hot dogs for her classmates at their party after working all day.
*An amazing mom, whose generosity and selflessness can never be outdone on Earth.
*Amazing parents of students who took the time not only to thank me, but to really think about me in their gifts. A VT Mickey shirt from one, and a Mickey beach towel and other great goodies from another.
*Amazing in-laws who are always willing to help out.
*Amazing friends who I can always count on and call on, no matter how much time has passed.
*My car runs, my house is warm/cold when I need it to be. My clothes are mostly washed and mostly fit.
*I have food in the fridge
*I have a job
*I can read, write, and speak.
*My children are healthy
*My Daddy is happy and whole in heaven
*I am going to WDW in less than a month
*My needs are met
*I am learning about myself and my family. I am gaining focus. I am working towards a goal.
*I have read actual fiction books lately!
*My coffee was good.
*My list for the day could go on and on and on, but I'll stop here.