Monday, November 15, 2010

Meaning-full Monday

Coming up on Thanksgiving, I am seeing lots of people post what they are thankful for.  I love seeing these posts on FB.  I love that people are taking the time to reflect on even the small things in life to be thankful for.  Sometimes it's only small things that you have.  Then, it's the small things that get you through those huge awful things.  I have several big things, but right now, (knock on wood) we are doing quite well with them.  Today, my big awful thing staring me in the face is HOUSEWORK.

My weekend was super busy!  I had a Pampered Chef party, a craft show, and a birthday party all this weekend.  That being house is a WRECK!  I am going to chose to be grateful for it though.  I am choosing to be thankful that I have a house.  That I have things that need cleaning up.  That I have the children that so enjoy wrecking my house.  I wouldn't trade any of that for the world!  So, there you have it.  I am turning my big awful thing around and being thankful!  I am choosing to walk through this day with a happy heart, not grieving all the work that needs to be done.  If I look hard enough, I can always find something to be thankful and grateful for.

As I am typing this, I am delighted to look out my window at a family of deer passing by on the hillside. See, it's the small things that can almost always make me smile.


  1. You're awesome and I love you. Love the pic you chose. I'm gonna go out to the woodshop now. :)

  2. Thanks for making me think about it! Now... back to the laundry (I am thankful that my children have the clothes that they do, so they can wear them and make them dirty for me)

  3. I love, love, love that pic! I feel like that far too often. And yes, the weekend away has my house looking quite terrifying as well.

    Great reminder that even the negatives generally have a positive aspect to them!

  4. You're right! Thanks for putting things in perspective :) I can look at my full laundry basket and be thankful that we HAVE clothes!

    Chris (another spring chicken!)

  5. Hi Misty- it's Tina (of the Alise bff connection).

    This was a good reminder. And, good luck wrangling everything back into its place.