On THIS Blog I follow
The author urged her readers to join her in a whole month of thanks, each day sharing one thing you are thankful, leading up to the BIG thanks day.. TURKEY DAY at the end of the month..
I think this is a lovely idea, I think it will be a good exercise in remember my blessing.
I have a late start, but am gonna catch up TONIGHT..
( Austin has had this croupe, and a ear infection in BOTH ears, added to my overloaded plate of SCHOOL)
I got four days to catch up on.
so here goes..
Day #1. I am thankful for my health, I am in school right now, leaning about diseases and sickness, and how to treat them as a nurse. I somtimes forget that I am healthy and my husband is healthy ( almost completly, he just quit smoking) and our son is healthy. I get caught up in the NOW, and just have so much to truly be thankful for..
Day #2. I am thankful for being an American. I am thankful for my rights as an american, I am thankful for the freedoms and liberties that we sometimes forget were so hard to attain so long ago for our ancestors, I am so greatful to the men and women who put their lives on the line every day, for me! Even when they have kids and husbands and wives at home just like me. They are heros.
Day # 3 Gaga.. As I call her. You would maybe know her as Margaret, some wouldnt know her at all, and just KNOW that she is the one who watches my son while there is layover time between Keith working and me going to school. I am thankful that right now I dont have to send my son into a daycare that I dont know anything about, or one that has no emotional attachment to my son ( I am sure that they are great)
I love having a family member who has run her daycare for what? over 50 years? She raised me in the daycare ( by raised I mean, daycared me) and she is so great. I trust her 200% with Austin, he loves her, and calls her " nana" He loves being around his cousins,( and there are enough to go around in this family) And I just love that there is no doubts about her. She is a truly amazing women. And I love her so very much!
Day # 4. Today, I am thankful for my neighbors. They are my family, and my friends. I feel it was a relationship a long time in the making, The father of my "real" father, whom I had never met. BUT when I did ( almost 18 years later) I felt truly apart of him. He is one of the greatest people I know. And I would like to think that some of the good in me, is from him. His wonderful wife, has grown to be one of the people I trust the most, one who I feel "gets" me, and they are always there for me AND my family. We have formed this uniquie bond, with over 40 years age gap, yet somewhere we all have a lot of similarities and I look up to them in a lot of ways. I am truly blessed!