Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am Thankful

I have maintained a fairly positive attitude this week. For that - I am most thankful. Sure, I am tired, sure I had disagreements, sure someone ticked me off ROYALLY, but I GOT OVER IT, and that was the purpose of this test for me. (See my Energize Saturday Post for why I am doing this.)

With all of that being said, Thursday I am supposed to try and think "Gratitude." 

As I sit here, on a black leather smooshy couch, in my pink butterfly print cotton pjs, with only the sounds of crickets outside (yeah - they are THAT loud) - I look around me and think, yeah.. I am thankful.

To my left is my husband. (literally.. he is sitting diagonally from me.) My imperfect, moody, sometimes completely disagreeable husband. But honestly, that is not what I see tonight. (Wait I will snap a pic quietly with my phone.. he'll never notice.)  Ah - that's better - see.. he is sitting quietly at the dining room table trying so very hard to study for the G.R.E. Imagine - in ENGLISH  - when it is not his first language. I am thankful for a man who wants nothing more than to succeed. He wants to feel important. He wants to do good. Look how he sits? He looks stressed. I am thankful for him. His wisdom. Just him. Things may have been far from perfect, but they started out lovely - and I know we can get through this. He is a man. In need of validation. For most men - that comes in the form of being able to take care of his family. I am his family... and he is working on it.

Next I am thankful that my mom and dad are still together 38 years later. I am so blessed to grow up with my biological parents. I am thankful that my sister is with my family and had a beautiful little girl. I get the unbelievable honor of being an auntie!

I am so thankful to be given the opportunity to do what I do best everyday. Not many people get the opportunity to say that they set a goal - went for it - and actually get paid to do what they enjoy. Sure, it has its moments of extreme stress, but that's because we are not doing it for fun. We have to measure our progress and goals are set.

I am thankful that I have an unquenched curiosity for life. I want to know and see everything that I possibly can. I always secretly laugh when people start to tell me about something they are passionate about, then they stop and say, "Oh - I know I am boring you."
.. actually my friend, you are doing what I wish everyone would do - and that is show passion and teach others what you know.

What are you thankful for this week??


Doris said...

I am thankful for friends who love me enough to be lovingly honest with me and hold me accountable!

Mama Hen said...

That is so great that your parents are still together after all these years! Great picture! Thank you for your comment! :) Have a great night!

Mama Hen

scrapwordsmom said...

All of these things are so good and non material. I love that. The fact you have a hard working husband that loves you and parents that have been together a long time is priceless.

I am thankful, at the moment for pain free days. You see I have been having NON pain free days all week and I am a bit grouchy because of that. Today I am gonna get back on schedule with my therapy and stretching and feel better:)

Have a wonderful Thursday...

Gaston Studio said...

"Show passion and teach others what you know..." is a profound statement Nicole and one we should all live by.

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

No matter how bad our day, our week, or our month is going,,,,,, there is always something to be thankful for.


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