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?
1. Well after my rant last Friday about the nice weather and having to work all day, I am thankful that I was able to manage to spend some of my time at work outside - sort of. The library owns the house next door and we use this house for storage and for literacy classes. One of the things I do at the library is organize and administer our yearly book sale. The books that have been donated to the book sale are stored in the garage of the house. So, I decided to spend part of Friday "at the house" organizing the newly donated books! I got to spend 2 hours in the garage with the door wide open and enjoy the cool breezes and warm sun. Better than nothing.
2. I'm thankful that Saturday was also a beautiful summer day and that I had an opportunity to spend some time at our local town beach with a book. It was so peaceful to sit there on the quiet beach, by myself and just take in the sights, sounds and smells of the beach. Heavenly!
3. I'm thankful that on Sunday we were able to spend the day with two families that we have been dear friends with for a long time. It's been a while since we've been able to bring all three families together. Especially now that we all have busy teenagers. Well, all the planets were aligned on Sunday and we spent a lovely afternoon gathered in our backyard for a cookout and camaraderie. It was great.
How about you? What are you grateful for?