thankful Thursday

This has not been my most stellar week, beginning with preSYNCOPE-SUNDAY, then moving on to MODERATELY-hit-by-a-MACK-truck-MONDAY, oh-so-TIRED-TUESDAY, and WILL-I-get-out-of-bed-WEDNESDAY.  But today is THANKFUL-THURSDAY, so I am ready to celebrate, as I type from our cozy couch, wrapped up with a red herringbone blanket, enveloped by the foggy, gray morning.

Thursdays really are “thankful Thursdays” at our house, initiated when we realized we had WAAAAY too much complaining around here and WAAAAY too little gratitude.  At dinner, everyone gets to (has to!) say one specific person for whom he/she is thankful that week.  We also decided you can’t pick the same person multiple weeks in a row, which we enacted when a certain kid said “the garbageman” about six weeks straight.  (Hey, we ARE thankful someone picks up our trash, but let’s share the love, okay?)

Anyway, this thankful Thursday, I am thankful for these people this week:

B, who is having my kids over today and offered to drop off a Starbucks drink for me at the door (“at the door” is so nice when you don’t have energy to visit right then)

K, who came over with a delicious lunch

J, who stopped by to season and shape burger patties with the meat I’d bought earlier (and thanks to my grillmaster, M, who has done an inordinate number of dishes this week)

D, who is doing a Costco run for me

R and C, who are coming tomorrow to mop floors, clean counters, scrub bathrooms (and P, who offered to help with anything this week!); another R and C, who gave us a gift card for us all to go out one night

M and S, who checked out a bunch of library books for me to read as I rest

N and J, who brought yummy food for us

K, C, M, A, P, S, and many others, who pray for and encourage me from afar

P, who sent me the best news of the week with an adorable, creative card announcing her pregnancy

Wow.  I am truly blessed beyond measure. There are many others who have come alongside me in so many ways that I haven’t mentioned and many others who are happy to help with anything, anytime– I am so amazed and grateful!

What are you thankful for this Thursday?

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One thought on “thankful Thursday”

  1. Kristi, I love your example of choosing gratitude and actively working towards it, even in the midst of difficult circumstances!!! And I am SO thankful that you are surrounded by so many helpful friends! The Lord is meeting your needs through His body — praise the Lord!!!

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