This past weekend we went to Church, something we hadn’t done in a while. The Pastor’s words really hit a nerve with me, so much I started crying and couldn’t put it into words to my husband why I was upset. I’m even tearing up while I’m writing this.
I work from home, and generally the only contact that I have with other adults is through conference calls or emails – generally, they aren’t meaningful conversations (productive – yes, but meaningful – no). I’ve become pretty self involved and forget to be thankful for everything that I’ve been given. I want to be a good example for my kids, who are also pretty self involved as well – with all of their ‘I want’s. People have real problems; bankruptcy, illness, divorce, financial, job loss etc…So,
My challenge to myself and my family (and I hope you take it too):
- Write down one thing every day until Thanksgiving that you are thankful for and put it in the box.
- For Em who can’t write yet she’ll whisper it to me, I’ll write it down and have her put a sticker on it)
- For LilMan who can write his name, he’ll whisper it to me, I’ll write it down and he’ll sign it)
- Then every evening or the next day at breakfast, read aloud what everyone is thankful for.
Until Thanksgiving I’m going to share with you one (or more ) per day that we are thankful for.
Please share with me what you are thankful for as well.
Day 2: LilMan is thankful for the closet so he can play hide and go seek.
Day 3: Hubby is thankful for the Flint River for kayaking and fishing.
Day 4: Em is thankful for her brother.
Day 5: Hubby is thankful for loving in-laws.
Day 6: I’m thankful for a good book.
Day 7: LilMan is thankful for playing in leaves.
Day 8: I’m away from home today on a business trip: I’m thankful for tennis, because of Tennis class I met my best friend and married him.
Day 9: On my way home: I’m thankful for my bed.
Day 10: LilMan is thankful for school.
Day 11: I’m thankful for good health.
Day 12: Hubby is thankful for warm, sunny days.
Day 13: I’m thankful for so much inspiration.
Day 14: LilMan is thankful for coloring.
Day 15: I’m thankful for working from home.
Day 16: Em is thankful for songs.
Day 17: Hubby is thankful for coffee.
Day 18: I’m thankful for Happy children.
Day 19: LilMan is thankful for looking for lady bugs.
Day 20: I’m thankful to live in the time I’m in.
Day 21: I’m thankful for a Wonderful and cute husband
Day 22: LilMan is thankful for playing in the snow
Day 23: Hubby is thankful for snowy winters (we don’t get them often in the South)
Day 24: Em is thankful for cereal
Day 25: Em is thankful for Yesterday
Day 26: LilMan is thankful for feeding Charlie
Day 27: Hubby is thankful for videos so we can rewatch our wedding video.
We are still keeping the Thankful box up after the 25 day challenge. It is so easy to be thankful when you take the time.