I enjoy visiting other blogs and discovering something new. Today at Mel's "Clutter to Shine" blog, I read her list for "Thankful Anyway Thursday". What a great idea. It is similar to listing one's gratitudes.
As Holistic Mama says:
" I want to challenge myself to find the thankfulness in the, well..... the crap. The stuff that initially angers me, annoys me, depresses me, or generally makes me go, ARGH! I want to find thankfulness in confusion, stress, anxiety, and ruts."
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the events of the day. But to be able to look past these and find the small things that really do make me grateful helps.
*I am grateful for not having to have cooked today and having a date with my husband.
*I am also grateful that now I don't have to make a lunch tomorrow as I had leftovers from tonight's eat-out meal. Pizza!
*I am thankful for the book "Because of Winn-Dixie". We finished reading it in my class yesterday and we started watching the movie today in celebration.
*I am thankful that the children are loving a sweet story and want to hear another great book.
*I am thankful for support from the spec. ed. teacher and principal in regards to 2 disruptive students.
*I am also thankful that I have a great conference in Toronto to look forward to with another teacher - we started planning today. Yes we deserve 2 nights away!
I am sure there are lots of other things, but it is late and I am thankful to have a comfy bed to go to and that it is Friday (with half a day conference tomorrow!)