Thankful Thursday

On the way home from a very busy day, I got to thinking that I’m incredibly lucky. So I wanted to take a minute to reflect on that.

I’m thankful for my awesome kids, who provide many challenges and opportunities for me to grow, but give me so much love and affection in return.

Lake Mangamahoe

Lake Mangamahoe

I’m thankful that I was able to make it to the lookout today – the view was great, but the feeling of accomplishment was perhaps a little better. Normally it’s all water, but we’ve been very short on rain lately. I’ve never seen the lake so low.

I’m thankful for the blackberries we picked, which are now in a pie in the oven.

I’m thankful for my supportive and awesome husband (he gets bonus points because he’s out buying wine for me as I type).

I’m thankful for all the wonderful friends and family we have along with us on our home schooling journey, they make it so much richer.

I’m thankful for my writer friends, most of whom have crossed the bridge from ‘writer friends’ to ‘friends’, but for some reason I call them writer friends to all those not in the loop so that it helps them place these people in my life.

WP_000403And I’m grateful for this kiddo today, a lot, because she is sweet and she’s hit that beautiful point where she is confident enough to pull me up if I have said I’d do something, and forgotten, without making it a big deal or a guilt trip. She is wise enough to tell the difference between when I am saying no because I really can’t do the thing she wants, and when I’m saying it because I just need a little more encouragement. And because sometimes she lets me have my way just because she loves me and wants to make my life easier – though will stand her ground and make sure I know when something is truly important to her.

She has her priorities, she is developing this fantastic sense of who she is, of what justice and fairness looks like, and of how she wants to operate in the world. I adore her strength, her conviction, her determination, her sense of self.

I am very lucky. And yes, she did pick that flower for me – purple is my favourite colour. She’s also a details girl.

I may not be writing again yet, but I’m feeling pretty good about where life is at. I hope you’re all having an awesome day, and that you know I’m also thankful for you :-)

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One thought on “Thankful Thursday

  1. It’s really nice to read an uplifting post like this :)

    I’ve done a similar thing today – not gone far, but literally stopped and smelled the flowers (mmmmm, lilies!), and taken some time to just stop and be grateful for the thing, experiences, and people in my life. I am very lucky too.

    I also find that stopping and thinking about this stuff helps me see the way forward, because it reminds me of what matters and what doesn’t. I’ve worked out a lot of things today because of this.

    P.S. I am thankful for you too.

    Cheers! :)

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