Thankful Thursdays are all about taking the time to appreciate all the little things that actually went right during the week. I am someone who can get flustered very easily - even when the smallest thing goes wrong. So why not focus on all the little things that went right and be grateful?
Again this week, I'm having trouble thinking about things to be grateful for. Maybe it's because I'm not focusing on the little things and I'm looking for BIG moments. Oh well. Here's what I've come up with:
1. I'm thankful that on Saturday night my nieces who are 10 and 8 years old spent the night at my house for the first time. Their dad had thrown a surprise party for their mom's birthday and since it was going to go late into the night, we arranged for Madeleine to babysit for them at our house and for them to spend the night. I was a little worried about how it would go, since they had never spent the night here. It was fantastic. They had no trouble going to sleep, they went right to bed with no problem and in the morning they enjoyed the blueberry pancakes that Uncle Geoff made for them. It was a real pleasure to get to spend some time with them.
2. I'm thankful that on Sunday we FINALLY had a warm and sunny day. And I made a point of taking my beach chair outside and sitting in the sun and reading my book. I actually MADE myself do it. And it was pure heaven. (Of course, I fell asleep in the warm sunshine and didn't get all that much read). Oh well.
3. Now here's the biggie. This is seriously a miracle. I can't describe how thankful I am that on Tuesday night Katie came home from work and suggested that she, Madeleine and I have a Girl's Night Out on Friday. WHAT!? I swear I practically fell out of my chair. This is the girl who can't stand to be at home. The girl that rolls her eyes every time I open my mouth. The girl who has virtually no use for her sister (who totally adores her). Yeah, that girl. I said yes as fast as I could so that she didn't have time to realize what she had said and change her mind. Here's hoping it actually happens and something doesn't change before tomorrow night. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
How about you? What are you grateful for this week?
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