Thankful Thursday

dandelion on patio 7.2.17When I sat down in front of my computer today, my mind skittered around in an attempt to decide on a post. I wasn’t prepared for any of the photo challenges- at least not quite yet. A quick scroll through pins on my “In the works” board on Pinterest didn’t spark anything. I felt my spirits droop and an unwelcome thought entered my mind. “Why does everything suck?”

This made me sit up in my chair and do a quick examination of my life at that exact minute. As my thoughts darted around my head touching on this issue or that area, I quickly realized that I could only think of one thing that could be categorized as sucking.

As I ran down my laundry list of usual problem areas, it dawned on me that things were pretty darn good and truthfully, I had so much to be thankful for. I gave that “sucky” thought a kick in the pants and settled down to share my thankful list with you:

  • My two college kids are in good places- both of them! They are both finishing up their last year of undergrad studies. Despite a little adversity, both are facing these obstacles in a more mature manner. And they are thinking past graduation! Score!!!
  • My dear friend, Hugh, who writes Hugh’s Views & News so kindly shared a post of mine that he enjoyed- Yesterday Once More. What makes this act so special to me is that I was feeling a bit vulnerable writing it. I’ve been playing it safe for awhile now and when Hugh’s own post inspired me to write mine, I was hesitant to hit that “Publish” button. Every insecurity I have as a writer rose to the surface. Hugh sharing that post was the gentle nudge I desperately needed and I’m eternally thankful to him for this.
  • I met new people through my blog at a time when I’ve been feeling quite cut off from the world both behind the keyboard and out. It’s been so much fun!
  • The infernal heat broke and it’s a breezy 70 degrees here in the Midwest- absolutely perfect!
  • I’m feeling more pulled together than I have in a long time. Being in limbo can be draining and scary and frustrating but today I don’t feel so disconnected.
  • I chose (and purchased) a paint color for my front door that was referred to as a “bold” choice by the cashier and although she said it in a way that implied it was over the top, it only confirmed to me that I had, indeed, picked the perfect color!

What are you thankful for today?

“I have a lot to be thankful for. I am healthy, happy and I am loved.” -Reba McEntire

Happy Friday Thursday!

-Kat

 

 

9 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. So sorry to be late to this post, Kat. You’re very welcome about me sharing your post. It was a wonderful piece of writing and I’m just very glad that you wrote it and shared it with us all. I’ve been through those ‘down’ moments with blogging, and something special always seems to happen in the blogging world when I’m about to start thinking about closing the blogging door for good. It’s a sign (from somewhere) to carry on with what we’re doing and to be thankful for what we have.
    I hope the painting of the front door went well.

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    • I’m a firm believer in signs myself. (Somewhere is a partially written posts about the subject!!) I haven’t worked up the nerve to paint the door yet but I definitely need to get to it before winter hits!

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  2. Today I am thankful I could get out of bed and take a long walk and then feel pretty pleased with myself. Then just a while ago my son, artist and gay, sent me a link to an article just publsihed about him and that made me feel good to know that his work is respected and appreciated. Plus he did come up well in the video they made.

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