Sunday, January 27, 2008

Being thankful

Every Sunday, Kayla's mom Michelle ( posts her Grains for Gratitude. Such an inspirational list of thanks lifts my mood every week, even when the thanks are such small items, like going out to see a movie with a friend. I am thankful for all things in my life, so I am going to rip off Miss Michelle and (hopefully) post often as well. Remembering why we are thankful will certainly push aside those times we are down.

1. I am thankful to Michelle, Kayla's mom for inspiring me every time I read her blog... as I am also thankful to the other mom bloggers out there - Nancy, Lisa, Teresa, Aspen, Amy, Noel, Heather, Julie, Penny, Laura, Katie, Tara, Camille, Michelle, Nicole, Kim, Anna... and the many more I read - who advise me, cheer me up, bring me back to Earth, and find me solace.

2. I am thankful for the peace of mind I have since completing our trips to Kentucky and Children's Hospital WS clinic. I am more at ease with Brady, like we are on track and have strong, defined goals in front of us. I know he is more delayed than other WS kids his age, but he is also more capable than I give him credit for.

3. I am thankful for Mom and Dad giving me a new book for Christmas that I am hooked on - Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult. Yes, it is one of her amazing stories, and it is about faith. I will certainly send off a full report when I am done. I am just thankful to be in the middle of a good book right now, because I find having any little time to read and chill out is a gift to myself that I don't always remember to do.

4. I am thankful that Tom was fixing the grout and caulking in the bathroom this weekend so I couldn't take a shower until later in the day today -- which means the kids and I did not go ANYWHERE today and played and relaxed. The fact that it was lightly snowing was a topper. I suppose it also means that I am thankful that Tom can fix things like that, he is such a handy guy! :)


Heather said...

That is a really nice idea! It sort of keeps you in check I guess! I usually do that in my head at some point on sundays. Even though I don't go to church, I try to keep Sundays for reflection, and remember what I am thankful for, along with helping the kids to do the same.

xoxox, Heather

Every minute counts.... said...

I like that you are doing this.Maybe I should follow suit. It may help to get rid of the negatives and focas on the positives.
I love Jodi Picoult books I have read two of them but not the one you wrote about (yet).


Julie said...

I just read my first Jody Picoult book. Loved it.

Penny said...

What a nice post. I am thankful for you also. Thank you for reminding us all that we have much to be thankful for

Michelle said...

Thanks for joining in! Another blogger started this last Thanksgiving (well over a year ago - in 2006) so I've been doing it for a year and it really does help to remind me of all there is to be thankful for, even if I'm not having a great week!

I also like Jodi Picoult's books, but haven't read that one yet - need to see if our library has it!

Nancy said...

Awwww...I am SO incredibly thankful for you, too.

P.S. Because of you, I am rooting for the Pats this weekend.

Teresa & Shawn said...

What a great idea.

I love Jodi Picoult. I have every one of her books (kind of get obsessed when I find an author I really like), so you can borrow any of them you want! She has a great one about parents who have a child (and genetically screen) just to save an older child with cancer... very good.