Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday

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. I'm thankful that I usually don't have to attend a lot of meetings for my job or in other areas of my life. This week I had to attend three meetings and run one and it was exhausting. All you regular meeting-goers have my utmost respect.

2. I'm thankful that Geoff and I were able to squeeze in a movie on Friday night. For the past 2 weeks he's been on several short out of town trips and it's been very hard. He's always traveled for his job and it's never really bothered me, but usually he goes for 4 days to a week and then he's home. This time it's been gone for 2 days, home for 2 days, gone for 4 days, home for 3, and gone again. I feel like my head is spinning. Thankfully, this is the last trip (I think) for a while. Phew!

3. One of those meetings I attended was a Reading Across Rhode Island book selection meeting for 2010. We were not able to come to a consensus on a book, but we did narrow it down to two and thankfully one of my favorites is still in the running. (Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to divulge which two books right now). We will be meeting again in two weeks and I've really got to work on my arguments for my favorite. Especially since I really don't want the other one to win. (I think I'm going to have a tough time with this one, too). Wish me luck! If you are at all interested in leaving your comments for the committee on the 7 books that were on the short list you can do that at the RI Center for the Book's blog - Let's Talk Books.

4. Lastly, I'm thankful that the book club I run for the library had such a lively discussion last night about Crashing Through by Robert Kurson. It was great because this was a book that got mixed reviews from the members and the discussion reflected that. It was fascinating to hear how different people reacted to the book and to hear and discuss the varied reactions. The best part was that no one seemed intimidated to present a dissenting view and everyone was respectful. What an awesome group!

How about you? What are you grateful for this week?

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Alex the Girl said...

I am thankful that I took the time to catch up on some of my blog reading, and that no one has abandoned ship from my own blog due to the in activity and that my baby sister is doing well after delivering her fifth child in the back of an ambulance and that homecoming is this weekend, FINALLY!

Glad you snuck that date night in! I'm due for one of those soooooon.

Bethany said...

Lots to be thankful for!

I'm glad my grandpa made it through surgery.
I'm glad my aunt is still alive, even though she's still in the ICU.
I'm thankful for awesome co-workers who have become friends in the past few years.
I'm thankful for a father who can walk me through dryer testing via speakerphone...

Kathy B! said...

I'm thankful that 3 of my kids are going to be tracked out (3 wks vacation) next week.

I'm thankful hubs will be home tonight.

I'm thankful that tomorrow is a fresh day!

Oz Girl said...

I'm thankful that I'm still putting up posts on my blog, when I've felt like fizzling more than once!

I like the idea of Thankful Thursday, but I've discovered I truly have difficulty keeping up any of the photo memes, or anything that needs posted on a certain day - don't know why it's such an issue for me, probably some deep-seated psychological problem, LOL.

Seriously though, I'm thankful for so much in my life -- my husband and my life here on the plains, for one!

Tammy Howard said...

I love a conversation like the one you describe at your book club!

I'm thankful that I'm healing and making my way back to the world of the living, but it's a slower road than I'd like (although, to be completely honest, faster than I expected)

Beth P. said...

Hi! I'm here from SITS and just wanted to say that you have a beautiful blog. This is a great post, too. It is really important to remember the little things we are thankful for!

I'm thankful that even though times have been a bit tough my husband and I have been strong and still share our love for each other no matter what. It makes things a lot easier!


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