Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I can't remember if I've ever done a Thankful Thursday before, but I'm going to tonight, and I have a specific reason for it which I'll explain at the end of this entry.

~~ I am very thankful for good friends. We spent the evening with some close friends and had a wonderful time with great conversation and up building association. I am stress-free and relaxed at the moment.

~~ I am thankful that Thomas' schedule today made it possible for him to join our little party tonight. He was able to work a complete day shift instead of night or a split shift, so he could be there.

~~ I am thankful that I am able to stay home and home school Eler Beth. She's my little partner in almost all things.

~~ I am thankful for having Eler Beth for a daughter. She takes an interest in everything and has so much enthusiasm for living! (Gets that mostly from Thomas I have to admit.) I learn as much from her as she does from me.

~~ I am thankful for having Andrew for a son. He and I are usually on the same mental wave length. He is a good-hearted, very talented guy who is growing into a responsible adult that I'm proud to show off as my son. (He's still my baby boy, though.)

~~ I am so very thankful for having Thomas as a husband. He's hard-working, funny, and trustworthy. I couldn't ask for better.

~~ I'm thankful it's spring finally.

It's good to keep in perspective the things going on in our lives and remember what we have to be thankful for, so I'm going to try to do this weekly if I can.

It's also good to blow off some steam once in a while (in a safe and healthy way). Getting things off your chest can be kind of like blowing the dust out of your computer tower. You should do it once in a while (if you know how) when your computer starts behaving sluggishly. It can make it run a bit faster. So I had this idea. On Fridays I'm going to start posting a weekly entry to blow off steam from anything that got on my nerves during the week or to write about a pet peeve; to put anything bad that happened during the week behind me in a humorous way if I can; to close out the week with a clean slate; to start the weekend and the next week on a good note. Kind of like writing it down and setting fire to it -- I'll write it down here and "set fire to it" by sending it out into cyberspace. And I'm going to call it "Frankly, My Dear" Friday. If anyone would like to join me, do your own Frankly Friday entry tomorrow and then link back to it in a comment here. I will start doing a regular Thankful Thursday, too, just to keep things even.

So, I'll see everyone tomorrow with Frankly Friday, and I hope everyone has a good one!


Beth said...

That sounds like a great idea, Lori, and I love the name of it!

I don't get riled about things very often, and when I do, there's no delayed gratification for me. It has to get out pretty quickly! I'll look forward to hearing what gets you all "het up" during the week!

Hugs, Beth

Nelishia said...

I got blown away when a person I knew only a little who had been permitted to read my private journal wrote me to let me know how disappointed she was in me for my joking comment on Facebook and then had the audacity to write me again because I ignored her first hate filled letter all done in the name of Jesus. So saying all of that, I would like to join you on the Frankly, my dear thing. I've been wound up all week and angry about it and would like a place to vent. And I'm sure my husband would appreciate it too.

I really liked your thankfuls.


sober white women said...

Now you got me thinking. Frankly friday? Can I change it to frankly monday, tuesday.... LOL
I can't wait to see what comes up with everyone.

Leigh said...

Very nice Thankfuls, Lori. And I love the Friday idea.
First, I have to get myself back into a writing frame of mind. I've been reading, just not really commmenting much.

:) Leigh

Traci said...

I love your thankfuls! Good stuff! I might have to join the frankly Friday too!