Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Last Wednesday night, Tammy Hodge (@tamhodge) tweeted a question that I felt compelled to answer. She asked, "What are you thankful for now that you didn't think you'd ever be thankful for?"
I had just come home from my 10-5pm shift, Day 2 of 7 working days in a row. I was heading to bed early to get some extra sleep before my Thanksgiving shift and the dreaded Black Friday Madness. It was so easy to answer her question. "A part-time job in retail." Especially for this anti-shopping girl, I added to myself.
The fact that I could admit to be being thankful for my job was and still is pretty huge for me. Tammy took it one step further when she responded with this: "A job is a huge thing these days. Good for you!"
She reminded me once again that even if I didn't like my job (mostly, I do), it IS something to be thankful for. That's the one of things I love about Twitter. It is one more opportunity for the Body of Christ to encourage each other, even if we haven't met.

Another thing I am thankful for today is this girl:

...and by "this girl" I mean the girl in the veil...
My sister planned, organized and had Thanksgiving at her house this year! She even sent out the most darling invitations for it! AND she bought little pumpkins for everyone to take home. Look out Martha! I got to dinner late, thanks to my shift at Old Navy, but everything was wonderful and I got to spend some time with her after everyone else left. (Oh and Jason too, but after dinner he was watching the Ravens he was pretty busy.) We talked a bunch, which we haven't gotten to do recently. We talked about work, life, family, Christmas. She even offered to call me the next morning at 2AM so I wouldn't over sleep my alarm. I mean how sweet is that?? (She really did call me...her message on my phone is the FUNNIEST thing ever!)
While I'm listing things to be thankful for, I need to mention my love, coffee. We are best of friends again and I have probably been drinking too much of it in recent days. But that's ok. I'm also thankful for a few days off this week! I love getting paychecks, but there is something so peaceful about sleeping in until 8am. (Or, in Tuesday's case, 11am...)

I know I have so much more to be thankful for, but those are some of the top hitters this week. What about you? What are you thankful for this week?

1 comment:

Our Family said...

I'm thankful for you, Beautiful Swan!!