I haven’t published a Thankful Thursday post on a regular basis in a long time. I find that my mood is less depressed and I have less pity parties when I am faithful in reminding myself of the good things that happen each day, even if they are just seemingly little insignificant things. So I will purpose to list at least seven things that I’ve been thankful for every Thursday…one for each day of the week- assuming that is, I have no emergency, illness or other such disaster that makes me forget!
I also just read about a 365 random acts of kindness challenge. I am going to jump on this bandwagon also and challenge myself with performing one random act of kindness each day. Since I don’t get out and about very much, most of my efforts will be targeted at my family members rather than strangers! But that’s okay!
I think they will appreciate my efforts. So often, in the intense hustle and bustle of life with a kid like Bethany, my other kids’ needs get overlooked. I forget to express how much I love and appreciate them. I’m also going to try to be nicer to my husband and appreciate what he does for us more!
Now hopefully challenging myself with these goals will not end up to be just another good intention!
Thankful items for:
January 1, 2014- I am thankful that my husband stayed calm when out shopping with Bethany. She is OCD about tracing EVERY. SINGLE. LETTER. on numerous candy wrappers all through out the store. It really drives him crazy to have to stand there for what seems like forever until she’s ready to move on!
January 2, 2014- I am thankful that even though it’s only 12 degrees outside and we are having a snow storm it is warm and cozy in my house!
I must confess that I haven’t performed an act of kindness yet.
Maybe I can count purposing to pay extra attention to Jeremiah and make him more comfortable while being sick with a fever and sore throat my first act of kindness for January first though.
You’ll have to check back next week to find out what my second through eighth act of kindness and my next thankful items will be!