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Sunday Gratitude

KittiesIt’s confession time: I have been complaining a lot lately  Just last night, at work, to my co-workers I was bemoaning how this summer was almost over and I felt like I missed it.  This morning, while meeting to plan the school year for my son who home-schools, I bemoaned how this was the worst summer I’ve ever had.

‘Just one day,’ I complained, ‘One afternoon is all I’ve spent t the beach.’

And it’s true.  This has been a summer of working and running errands and not a lot of just relaxing and enjoying the family.  But that doesn’t mean it’s been awful.  So when I read Jan’s grateful post at One Story Down, it jolted me.  And I realized I too need to focus on things I am thankful for.

So here goes:

  • my boys have had a lot of cool activities this summer, from camps to sleepovers to days on end with their friends staying over at our house.
  • I have a great new job, which pays better than my last one and gives me a great sense of purpose when I am there.  I feel like I am really helping people. It’s kept me busy this summer, but boosted the family income which was necessary.
  • I have a great new store that I am excited about and opening there has given me a much-needed mojo boost.  This has lead to many horus in front of the computer, and many 3 or 4 am mornings, but it has awakened a creativity in me that I was sorely missing.
  • school starting means a return to cool activities like Cadets, Scouts, and swim club.  I love watching the boys grow and learn through these programs, I feel like they gain things I could never give them myself.
  • it’s hot, sunny, and beautiful here.
  • there’s two weeks of summer left!  I need to stop thinking in my mind that summer is over.  It isn’t!  I need to enjoy what is left!

Listing those things really does help me!  Do you have things you are feeling thankful about today?


3 Responses to “Sunday Gratitude”

  1. I am thankful for these kinds of reminders first of all! Today was a great and productive day – got cleaning done, danced with the boys lots of times, look at baby pictures with the boys, and realized how much I am missing scrapping. I have been very productive for work and my volunteering over the past 2 weeks so I finally feel like I am not behind. That has not been the case for probably 2 years. All great positive things. Plus I am almost done with laundry for the weekend!! :)

    Posted by Kerry T. | August 19, 2012, 2:06 pm
  2. I always realize how much I miss scrapping when I look at photos and scrapbooks :) it’s a good reminder isn’t it? Glad you had such a great day! I totally relate to how good it feels to not feel totally behind on things … it’s rare for me to feel that way but I do enjoy it when it comes!

    Posted by Jewel | August 19, 2012, 2:45 pm
  3. Love this post. Need to come up with my own, am in quite the funk tonight. Good luck with your new shop. And, don’t worry it is still summer for four more weeks ;)

    Posted by Nirupama Kumar | August 20, 2012, 2:20 am

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