Thursday, October 11, 2007

i'm thankful for...

Every Thanksgiving we go around the table and share with everyone what we're most thankful for. Then after doing so we quickly move on to pumpkin pies, naps, and football. A few years back LeShan and I read Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy by Sarah Ban Breathnach in which she talked about creating a daily gratitude journal, taking the time to write down five things you are grateful for each day. Some days finding five things was easy, and other days all I was grateful for were the five minutes I had to myself in the shower. I no longer keep a gratitude journal but I think it's high time we spent more than one day a year counting our blessings. Here at freshly baked we're going to do it once a week. Every Thursday is now going to be thankful thursday. We will post the five things we are thankful for that week and hope you will take the time to do the same. We would love to hear what you're most thankful for so feel free to share. Your comments might help us remember a few blessings we forgot to count!

To start off our new thankful thursday here's my list of five things I'm grateful for this week. And remember, no blessing is too small to count...

  • My mom's meatloaf recipe. It's one of the very few dishes everyone, including my now-picky two-year-old, enjoys.
  • The ability to survive on less than five hours of sleep and only one can of Diet Coke.
  • A daughter who is chosen to be on the school's Peer Leadership Team because she demonstrates "excellent citizenship, friendliness, and a willingness to help others."
  • Finding out last minute my husband's friend's wife is also coming to the house to see the newly finished basement because I ended up cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms and did my hair and makeup in record time. I have a clean home one day sooner than planned--it's almost like I have a day off!
  • Above mentioned Diet Coke.
Now you give it a try. --Emily

1 comment:

Jen said...

I love your thankful Thursday! I might have to try it out on my own blog!