Gratitude. Day 1

There are a lot of challenges floating around Facebook & the web these days.  My friend, Beth Roy from B.Styled Personal Shopping recently did an amazing challenge of closet cleansing & wardrobe re-orientation that lasted 30 days.  My hairnet is off to Beth because her challenge was truly great – 30 days is a long time to keep people interested & engaged, and she did it, with style.  Her challenge is over, but it’s never too late to check out her blog and do the challenge on your own.

A friend of mine just challenged me to do something, and I’m hoping you guys will do it with me.  It’s easy, fast and does not require you to put on a bathing suit.

Duration:  7 days

Challenge:  Write down 3 things for which you’re thankful

Extra Credit:  If you care to elaborate, please do.

Who’s with me?  If you are, please write what you’re thankful for in the comment section.

Looking forward to sharing the gratitude.

I’ll start now:

Today, I am thankful for:

  • My parents
  • My husband
  • My children

My  Parents:  I realized, yesterday, that I just might be a shitty daughter.  I love my parents, and I would do anything for them, but I know I can do better.  The wake up call for me was when Marge told me that my brothers call her at least once a day, usually twice.  My first reaction?  Brown-nosers.  My second thought was that I sucked.  I love my parents, but take them for granted.  I talk to Marge, but rarely reach out to call her.  My father is more quiet and doesn’t want or need as much regular communication, but with him as well…I can do better.  I’m thankful they continue to put up with me in spite of my flaws.

Marge is a cooker!
Marge is a cooker!
Joel & his carvel cake
Joel & his carvel cake

My husband:  Always patient.  Never judgmental.  Willing to get out of his pi’s late night to buy me a diet coke or ice cream.  Encouraging, supportive, and funny. And, he looks pretty damn good in that sexy kilt, dontcha think?

Nice knees, Collins.
Nice knees, Collins.

 

My children:  All I have to say is that these years might be my favorite.  It’s really a pleasure to watch children evolve from little kids into bigger kids into quasi-grown-ups.  They keep it real for me and put up with me & my schedule.

The kiddos
The kiddos

It’s physically impossible for me to do a week of gratitude and not include the puppies.  Every. Single. Day.

Weezer
Weezer
Maxxxxxxx
Maxxxxxxx

Tune in tomorrow for Gratitude.  Day 2, and pretty please with a doughnut muffin on top join me on this challenge.

xo

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