>> Thursday, October 31, 2013
thankful that this month has been a season of change in my personal habits ~ getting a handle on breaking some bad ones, making adjustments to my daily routine to make it easier to replace the bad with good, and making some noticeable progress on forming productive, beneficial habits.
thankful for getting things done around the house and yard. I always need to rake around the house twice each fall because we have a rather wide variety of trees and shrubs close to the house that shed their leaves at different times, but I almost never bother with the second raking, opting customarily to put it off till spring. But this year I did both, AND did one last mowing of the lawn. And the yard looks so much nicer. I'm grateful for growing in self-discipline and will-power... and the evidence thereof!
thankful for work. You know, it's tough to think of work as being a good thing, but it really does feel good to be industrious and to know you've done something to benefit your family. Most of the work I do, I don't love in and of itself, but boy, I sure do love how it feels when it's done! (And especially when I know it's appreciated by my family!!) And there's no question being busy and accomplishing things, even just a bunch of little, seemingly meaningless things (or even things that will get UNdone as soon as the family comes home from school and work!), still feels so much better than sitting around all day, doing what I LIKE doing, but knowing deep down it's been a wasted day.
grateful my work allows for and encourages creativity. I have the time to learn and practice different painting and/or decorating techniques. I feel like a puzzlemaster or Tetris champion when I manage to cram tons of our STUFF into the available storage I have on hand without needing to buy another bin, box, or shelving unit. I can display some of the amazing photographs I've taken (not that the photos are necessarily amazing, but rather the subjects!!), or experiment in the kitchen ~ my personal favourite. I'm thankful for the variety of responsibilities that come with my job, and the many ways in which I can carry them out.
thankful for the odd day when, for whatever reason, the to-do list is short and I have the afternoon to read. Or write a long-overdue Thankful Thursday post!
What are YOU thankful for today?