I think it's human nature (and the American way) to focus on all the things going wrong in our lives - bad job, crazy schedule, something expensive broke and must be repaired, etc. And don't get me wrong, I have the gloomy gusses IN ME!!! Oooh, can I take a bad moment and spin it into a bad week! And as most of you know, my job, NOT MY FAVORITE PART OF MY LIFE! I can always list for you the benefits - don't have to get up even earlier to be showered before Drew and the little one get up (my showers happen after work hours), pays well, etc - but for the most part I'm really unhappy doing what I'm doing. However, sometime into this job, I decided that since my job wasn't all I wanted (or even close), I would just have to make my life AMAZING and always focus on the blessings I have OUTSIDE of work. I've become quite good at this skill. (I lovingly refer to it as "The Pollyanna Game".)
So this week, I am thankful for:
*a new pair of slippers with the bottoms still ATTACHED! (They're much warmer this way.)
*Tucker's renewed fascination with Nana and Poppa after getting a good visit with them
*My husband putting dinner leftovers away last night without being asked while I played make up party with my Mary Kay friend
*Having the chance to play make up with an old friend of the hubs (as in long-time friend, not aged)
*Tucker's laughter filling my house
*That I finally (after years of working on it) persuaded my husband to keep his super-hot goatee long-term (for months now) instead of just a few days
*Fulton County teacher appreciation days at Zoo Atlanta this weekend (where we are taking Tucker for the first time)
* The beautiful, sunny day that is supposed to accompany us to Zoo Atlanta
*A big pitcher of sweet tea my hubby made and put in the fridge
*Being able to return to church choir rehearsal for the first time in more than a month - and for being told how much I was missed
*Knowing that I am taking TWO DAYS off next week, during which my Mama is coming to see me (yipeee!) AND I get to do the baby consignment sale and get all of Tucker's spring and summer clothes!
I could go on, but I think that's a good enough list to really lift my spirits about how blessed I am!
So how about you? What things have come to you this week for which you can be grateful?
Does YOUR cup runneth over?
OH, one last thing to be thankful for:
Mimi at He & Me + 3 is giving away some SUPER fabulous jewelry today! Go check it out!
Love & Shipoopies,