Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Grace in Small Things

I think that this is a wonderful idea. The premise is to write down five things you are grateful for each day...I can do that! I think this will be an excellent way to keep me looking at the present instead of only the future.

#1. I am grateful for getting up at 0615, because when I took the dogs out it gave me a chance to see the sky in that color that only exists before dawn actually breaks. It is that sapphire blue, it isn't dark out but it isn't light out. It's perfect. That is probably my favorite time of day and has been since I was a camp kid! (Oh yeah, waking up at 0615 allowed me a chance to make cinnamon rolls for me and the boys, yum!)

#2. I am grateful that Jackson has stopped yelling. Apparently he thinks that if he yells he is going to get whatever he wants, oh Jackson, clearly he wasn't for warned on who was going to watch him this week, because that definitely does not work for me. After a rather loud breakfast where the boys and I were all finished before Jackson even got his fifth bite of food, he caught on that signing please was going to get him some food, not yelling at me. It is amazing how selectively my hearing can be. He's catching on and like it or not he is going to be a polite little boy when his parents come home on Sunday.

#3. I am grateful for target...who isn't. Jackson and I went there this morning and I got lots of $1 goodies for the boys, cool Lighting McQueen socks for Coop and a bug for Jackson. I also bought Robbie the book "The Giver," yesterday he told me that he didn't have any more chapter books to read, so voila, now he does.

#4. I am grateful for Mexico. Without Mexico there wouldn't be my fabulously handsome chihuahua. Roman Noodle rocks my socks and since chihuahuas are Mexican, thank you Mexico. Oh yeah, it's also Cinco de Mayo. Oh Las Margaritas sounds wonderful tonight...to bad I have to be responsible or something like that. I'll take a rain check on the margarita. I'll probably need it come Sunday.

#5. Lastly, I am grateful for Phillip. I know things have been rough between us, but fingers crossed it starts to get better. I am grateful for his constant support and the constant knowledge that someone is there. It is so hard to be success for in anything now a days and having someone who you know is there to back you up regardless if you've had a good day or a bad day is truly something to be grateful for.


... said...


I'm so happy that you are doing this too.

You do 5 per day, I'm doing 1. Haha.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That is pretty cool. I laughed at you being thankful for Target! I am too!

Kate Riley said...

OMG how cute is your pup? I love that little dog of yours.

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