Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thirty Days of Thanks 2016

1. Today I am thankful for a warm blanket and laziness. This Is Us.
2. Today I am thankful for those that are patient with me.
3. Today I am thankful for the mute button.
4. Today I am thankful for the children in my life. They are all growing up so fast and changing every minute; I can't imagine missing a moment of it. They are my whole world.
5. Today I am thankful for family dinners, fist bumps from my nephew and sticky niece kisses.
6. Today I am thankful that I was able to find peace.
7. Today I am thankful for patience and a comfortable bed to sleep in every night. Or day.
8. Today I am thankful for instilling in my children the drive to do their best.
9. Today I am thankful for feelings of independence.
10. Today I am thankful for the chance to make plans for the future. #somethingtolookforwardto
11. Today I am thankful for bonus time with my kids. #holidayweekend
12. Today I am thankful for falling autumn leaves, good books and twenty seconds of insane courage. I am also thankful for the very best sandwich I have ever eaten.
13. Today I am thankful for dinnertime around the table with my kids.
14. Today I am thankful for a strong cup of coffee, a hot bowl of oatmeal and a work shift so crazy busy that both turned cold. Twice. #ilovecontrolledchaos
15. Today I am thankful for the reminder that the #littlethings matter most.
16. Today I am thankful for days when I feel productive. And cookies. I'm thankful for cookies. And learning new things. #omlette
17. Today I am thankful for laughter at work to break up the other non-laughing moments.
18. Today I am thankful for sleep. It doesn't always come easy.
19. Today I am thankful for teamwork and careful planning in order to get every child where they need to be.
20. Today I am thankful for long drives in the rain and a really happy waiter. #purple
21. Today I am thankful for time together, modern medicine and an 8 year old miracle.
22. Today I am thankful for anticipation.
23. Today I am thankful for friends who listen. I'm not a great friend (and I know it), but I am thankful that somehow I have friends that let me get away with it.
24. Today I am thankful for previous over-planning so that today was relaxed and enjoyable for all. I'm thankful that I get to spend important days surrounded by my family, even if some of them are missing. Oh...and WINE. Even if it is a gross kind.
25. Today I am thankful that the kids got to enjoy a Jazz game tonight, even if I had to miss out. I like knowing that they have had a variety of experiences to look back on, in their childhood.
26. Today I am thankful for late night/early morning conversations with my Momma.
27. Today I am thankful for football, warm blankets and #time.
28. Today I am thankful for late night phone calls.
29. Today I am thankful for our beautiful house that we have made our home. I love our community and how well we have each found our place in it.
30. Today I am thankful for what the last year has taught me. I am always striving to be a better mother, partner, nurse, daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, friend, woman, than I have ever been. I am not perfect and I don't live with the illusion that I will ever be...but I am so lucky that I have people in my life, that are letting me figure it out.