Thankful Thursdays

I would like to give a disclaimer before this post:

Recently, I made fun of a friend for listening to Christmas music (in my opinion) way too early...and I was called a Scrooge. All in good fun, mind you, but I feel sad for Thanksgiving not getting it's proper respect as a holiday...people glaze over it with the insane pull of Christmas. Let me make something clear. I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday. And I love Christmas music. But I love Thanksgiving and all that it represents.

Therefore, in the honor of Thanksgiving, I am dedicating my Thursdays in November to Thankful Thursdays, thanks to the inspiration of another blogger. I get caught up in my own life so often, it's good to take a minute and remember all the things I have to be thankful for.....like:

- having a job (ok, 2 jobs. Ok, 4 jobs between Jer and I...do whatcha gotta do)
- my beautiful (and hilarious) children
- supper club Thursdays
- laughter
- how sexy my husband looks all dressed up
- watching my preschoolers' lights go on when they learn a concept
- the accomplished feeling of running 10K. All. By. Myself.
- the way Caleb says 'noodle' (noonul)
- Faith singing along to 'Party in the USA'
- accomplishing a goal for myself. And no one else.
- scrapbooking
- family and friends

I could go on and on....but I'll save some for next week. Thanks, God, for all these things. You rock.


Kristen said...

I think having thankful Thursdays is such a good idea! But I will admit, I am obsessed with Christmas music :) I am listening to Chris Tomlin's new cd right now :) But I would not call you a scrooge for not feeling the same way :)

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Hi there.
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for joining us at Life at the Zoo. I do love meeting new friends. ;) I think the idea of a Thankful Thursdays series is fantastic! I had this conversation with my oldest today, as she mentioned that she could just skip Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas. Uh, talk about a "I suck as a parent who teaches her kids anything" moment!! So we had a little talk about gratitude and our blessings. It's a good reminder to think of the blessings in our lives sometimes.



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