Since I’ve been a little down- today I wanted to shake things up and “just write”.
I don’t want to worry about SEO, blog focus or anything like that.
Now that I can order pumpkin drink, decorate my porch with pumpkins etc. it just seems like the right time to think about being thankful while it’s socially acceptable and encouraged.
So here are Ten Things I Am Thankful For.
2.) My husband. Can I get a fist pump or a “What? What?” or whatever it is cool people say or do? Because my husband rocks the husband job in a big way. He is in every way superior to me in intellect, kindness, gentleness and charm. I love him so much and am crazy thankful. 3.) Safety. Every night I tuck in Claire and her 3 year old little brain starts getting wired and she starts getting frantic about dragons or the Big Bad Wolf and if I’m going to go to some epic party without her the minute she’s snoozing (she is after all, my daughter in every way).
I calm her fears and tell her that dragons aren’t real and the Big Bad Wolf isn’t real and he couldn’t blow our house down anyway because it’s made of bricks. I tell her we are here to protect her. And in some small way, every night my heart breaks for the millions of people around the world who, for whatever reason, can’t tell their children that they will be safe that night. I know.. Big crazy thoughts but such is the mind of an ENFP. You’ve been warned.
4.) Food. I love food and am thankful we have enough. We have clean water, we have snacks, we have so much. Again- awfully big picture but what can I say? I’m thankful for it!
5.) Rain. We’ve had little rain the past few years and the drought has gotten bad. Then all of the sudden, flash floods. I’m very grateful.
6.) Internet. I get to connect with you guys! We all know the feeling when you’re internet doesn’t work or your computer spazzes out and for a minute your heart freezes and you think, “What would I do without internet?!” Of course I lived over half of my life without a computer and or internet but still. I’m thankful for it.
7.) Surprised by Motherhood. I love a good read and enjoyed getting lost in it this weekend.
8.) The honor or watching as a brave and godly woman walks bravely through cancer. Kara reminds me every day to love big. We all have to say goodbye some day and Kara is in the midst of her long goodbye. It breaks my heart and builds it up. Love big. Every day. And I can’t wait to read her book. I preordered it and can’t wait.
9. ) Grace. God’s grace gives me hope and meaning in an otherwise hopeless world. I’m thankful I don’t have to stand on my own merit or strength. If age has taught me on thing it is that I have very little of either my own merit or my own strength. But I’ve learned that God’s grace is so so big.
10.) Autumn! It may seem small but it is so hot here in the summer and I really dislike being unable to go on a walk whenever we want to. Now that it’s cool out side I can go for walks with wild abandon!
What are you thankful for?
What were you afraid of as a child?
My daughter is simultaneously obsessed with the 3 little pigs and scared silly by the Big Bad Wolf.