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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thankful Thursday - Busyness

"This is how you make it into some kind of a chop weapon," says my son as I sit here in our torn-apart family room watching the sunrise through our fingerprinted window.

He's playing with his Ninjago Legos (shocker, I know), and I've just woken up and gotten myself a cup of coffee.


Although we're still technically on summer vacation, the countdown has begun to our return to school.  Yup.  T minus 4 days.  Boo.

This is how I feel about it in a nutshell:


And our next few days are jam-packed full of activities, errands, and mundane tasks that have to get finished up because we've procrastinated.

And, as if our return to school preparations weren't enough, we've decided to completely tear apart our family room and give it a makeover.  Like we don't have enough to do.

We've taken down this awful, high-gloss wainscoting that covered the bottom half of the room, only to find that it was all glued on and has literally left holes in our walls.  The ceiling needed to be repainted because of all the black smoke marks from my candle-burning.  (By the way, have any of you found candles that don't give off black smoke?)  The search for the perfect wall color has officially begun, and there are pieces of wood and tons of nails laying all over between my son's toys.  (I know, safe, right?)

I have phone calls to make, a stop at D.'s school to fill out some extra paperwork, dentist appointments, hair appointments, and lesson planning to do.  We also have family commitments, doctor appointments, and birthday parties all in the next week.

But you know what?  As much as I get tired of all of these things on our "to do" list, I'm also thankful for our busyness.  We're lucky to have the opportunity to get to these commitments.  We have a home to come home to (even with the mess that it is), we have cars to get us where we need to be, and we have our good health.

There are so many people in our country and even around the world who do not have these things we often take for granted.  There will be children who come into my library who do not have basic necessities, like clean clothes, a home, or family to love.  That breaks my heart.

So, today, I'm remembering how thankful I am for all we have.


What are YOU thankful for today?

9 comments:

  1. This was beautiful! It's easy to complain about the little things (I am so guilty of that) but thinking about what you have that other people wish they had put it in perspective.

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    1. I know... I absolutely agree with you. Keeping things in perspective can be hard sometimes. I have to remind myself to do it more!
      BB

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  2. Such a great reminder!! I think being positive can totally change your mindset too in some ways. We have been having a lot of bad wildfires in our area and it's so sad to see such beautiful areas being destroyed ... I don't have anything to complain about compared to that!!

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    1. Yes to being positive. I have to literally train myself to be a "glass half full" kind of person in so many areas of my life!
      BB

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  3. Dear BB - I'm thankful for being alive, for the gift of another day... today is my 51st birthday (yes, I'm "old"). When I look back on my rollercoaster emotional life, I'm surprised and glad that God did not strike me down a LONG time ago... I've been blessed to have shelter, car, $, food, health, employment - the "basics". To complain is human nature and a weakness of mine, but I'm very rich/blessed in so many ways. I love your Thankful Thursday posts/reminders... the graphic at the end is very poignant (oooh, big word!). God bless!

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    1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS LAURIE! I hope you are having the most wonderful day! No, you are not old by any means. I still remember being a kid, though, and thinking 30 was old. So by kid standards we're BOTH old - haha.
      I always love hearing from you and wish you all the best on your special day!
      BB

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  4. love this, I need to remind myself these days to be thankful/positive when I'm chasing a wild toddler and my newborn won't stop screaming!

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    1. Haha -- I know. I think we can all use a reminder every once in a while!
      BB

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