Howdy, quarantine queens and mask wearing mamas, it’s time for Thankful Thursday 07.2020. I am linking up with Rebecca Jo for her gratitude series, which she publishes every week. While I certainly have many things for which to be grateful, I try to do a Thankful Thursday post on the last Thursday of the month. Along with Sentence a Day and Currently posts, Thankful Thursdays give me a opportunity to reflect back over all that’s happened in the last few weeks.
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THANKFUL THURSDAY 07.2020
Here are some of the things I have given thanks for in my “Good Days Start With Gratitude” journal. Except I write in mine before going to sleep. First thankful of the post…thankful for the shiny new gratitude journal I will begin using on the last day of this month. It’s the Choose Gratitude: Blessings Journal.
Part of me want to open it up right now to see what it’s like. But another part of me says I have to wait until I start using it to check it out. Which will win out?
This month I am grateful for:
- my Lucia told Lauren she could ‘smell me’ on a mask that I had worn at their house
- finished reading the book Smile by Raina Telgemeier with my precious Cady Coo
- our new grass is growing; the cutest baby blades
- got a hair cut and almost all of my color is finally gone
- great day for my mom = a great day for all of us
- making smoothie bags with PC
- my 2 daughters from my marriage to their father 39 years ago
- being born in America and living in the United States
- my mom calling to hear my voice
- rain, rain, rain
- mom played Bingo and won the coverall
- snuggles from my Prince when he got home from work
And There’s More
- P. Charming taking good care of the pool and the house
- 12 years of marriage to PC and our great life together
- Brennyn and Mustafa’s hard work on Dave Ramsey’s financial peace program
- Francisco’s text message
- softy-ed Fluffy kitty’s head (stray kitty we are feeding)
- payday from Lauren and Francisco
- day trip to Ruidoso
- the births of my granddaughter Cadence, my daughter Brennyn and my daughter Lauren
- playing Pictionary
- scrapbooking with Valerie
- baseball’s back and the Reds have even won
- everything my brother Kevin and sister Valerie do to help my mom
- anticipation of a long weekend with my Prince
My Word of the Year
I haven’t written much about my word of the year –believe – but it has gotten me through on the darkest days of this year so far. Believing that in the end everything is going to be okay. Everything is going to be okay once this Covid pandemic is beyond us. And everything is going to okay with my mom. With our country.
As a part of February’s Currently post, I talked about how I came to select believe as my word of the year. In this Sentence a Day post, I mentioned how our church was doing a series on believing. Coincidence? I doubt it! And God keeps sending little reminders to keep believing. Like this one word billboard on the side of the road on our way down the mountain from Ruidoso.
Can you see it?
The other day I was trying to take Lucia’s picture and she kept holding this little book over her face. Then I realized what her tee shirt said. Yup. Believe. As in believe my babies will stay healthy during this pandemic. That they will stay well when they return to daycare.
Came across this verse in my Bible study during the month.
Then discovered this page in my journaling Bible. The verse was printed in my Bible and I added the embellishments, flowers and color.
It’s heartwarming to discover these reminders of my WOTY and the message behind it. Trying to remain positive knowing, believing that everything will be okay in the end.
Even with our world still somewhat upside down, there is so much to be grateful for these days. How would your Thankful Thursday 07.2020 post read? Please let me know what you are most thankful for.
How are you holding up? Praying you and those you love are staying safe and healthy as our world begins to open up. Please let me know in a comment below how things are in your world.
Thankful for your friendship. And for choosing to spend a little of your day here with me. Your messages and support mean so much. Especially during these lonely stay at home days.
Hugs and kisses,