It’s Thankful Thursday with Kate Says Stuff, and while I’m feeling very “blah” at the moment, I’m sure I can still find at least 5 things to be thankful for. That’s the goal. I can. I will. Here it goes.
1. I’m thankful for friends. One in particular, Miss B, who recently moved to England with her Navy husband and their son, for a 12 month stint. We got a parcel in the mail yesterday. A Fireman Sam shirt for N. N loves Sam. It’s so nice to be thought of. I’ve been feeling a lot lately like I never am.
2. I’m thankful for my husband. On Sunday he made breakfast, did the grocery shopping, washed my car, looked after our son while I worked, did the laundry, cooked dinner, then did the dishes…I know not many women can say their husband does any of that, let alone does it all in one day.
3. Saying I’m thankful for my son feels like cheating, because he makes the list every week. But I am always thankful for him, and I don’t ever want to leave him off this list, because as thankful as I am that the sun comes up every day, I am even more thankful that he wakes up every day. I know that sounds morbid, I know that he’s 3 now, I should really stop worrying if he’s breathing or not. But do parents really ever stop worrying about that? The stories I read, the mummy bloggers I read who have lost a child, who are struggling with a child, who have children diagnosed with awful diseases…I feel so blessed and so thankful that I have a happy, healthy child. And I don’t ever want to take that for granted.
4. I am thankful for my job, which has allowed us to get our credit card balance down to practically $0. I say practically, because we just put my car rego and insurance on there, but that will be gone in a couple of weeks. It is a burden we did not need, and a weight off our shoulders that it is finally under control. Credit cards are devil spawn. I don’t even carry mine anymore, it sits near my computer, I.C.E. Of course, if I’m out and about and there’s an emergency, I’m screwed.
5. I’m thankful for Kate’s Thankful Thursday, because it makes me sit down and take stock of what is important. It makes me think about all the good in my life, rather than whinge about all the petty things that seem to pile up and become mountains when really, they’re just molehills.
Now, go make your own list of things you’re thankful for this week, and share them with Kate’s blog hop. Then go read what everyone else is thankful for. It will cheer you up, I promise.