Friday, March 05, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over

I was doing my normal morning (though during earnings season, it's sometimes late morning or afternoon) blog scroll - just clicking on all my saved blogs, reading what all my bloggy friends are doing and thinking, when I ran across this blog where sweet Mimi was giving thanks for the small blessings that crossed her path this week. I decided that is something we should pass around.

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,


Camily said...

Love this post! It is wonderful to be reminded how blessed I am! My cup does, indeed, runneth over. I am so, so blessed and thankful for sooo much. It is easy to get caught up in gripes and wants and things I have to do, but none of that really matters!

He & Me + 3 said...

I love it. I am so glad that your cup runneth over...because mine does too and sometimes I forget how full of blessings my life really is.
Thanks for the shout out!
Have a beautiful Friday my friend!
Sweet Tea...YUM

Anonymous said...

ok but I'm gonna have to work at this. Hopefully I will be more appreciative by the time I finish.
I am thankful that I have you.
I am thankful that you have Drew.
I am thankful for my two wonderful granddaughters.
I am thankful for Scott and Brittany.
I am thankful for CCHS. It is wonderful to have a good place to work and a fulfilling job.
I am thankful that I live in Clanton. It has provided me with a safe place to live for more than 40 years.
I'm thankful that my cell just rang with a dinner invitation I go.

unclewesty said...

Too bad I can see right thru "Anonymous". I was listening to a pastor I enjoy on the radio last night and he suggested that when you wake up in a funk, give it two cups of coffee, if the funk is still there start writing your "I'm thanful for..."list. Before you can fill the page the funk will be gone. Love you Les!