Attitude of Gratitude

It’s been a tough couple weeks and this week was maybe the hardest yet.  Stuff with kids, especially one boy, has really worn me down and I’m just tired.  But honestly, things aren’t bad.  Things are just a little more effort.  A little more work.  A little more patience.  A little more strength.

So I’m going to check my fatigue and tears and mini melt-down and express gratitude.

I am thankful for the beautiful fall colors on the trees outside.

I am thankful for nice soft fuzzy sweaters now that its cold.

I am thankful for pumpkin and spice scented candles.

I am thankful for Jamette who makes my life so much easier.

I am thankful for my littlest guy who sleeps with me and wraps his arm around mine all night long.

I am thankful that my almost 13 year old loves to read.

I am thankful for my 16 year old’s huge heart and gorgeous smile.

I am thankful that my surfer guy is coming Monday now instead of Wednesday because I need him here.

I am thankful for my friends who are so very dear to me.

I am thankful I get to see family next week for Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for my library of books.

I am thankful for readers who like my books.

I am thankful for all my blessings, as there are obviously so many.

What are you thankful for?  Tell me one thing or one hundred, and you are entered in my Thankful Prize.  I will draw at least five names for this mystery prize.  I’ll announce the winners Sunday and mail the prizes Monday.  Have a great weekend and remember, I am very thankful for you.


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