I have taken to keeping a notebook with me and writing on actual paper. In that notebook is a list I started for Ten things of Thankful. I left the house this morning with the laptop knowing I was planning on writing Ten Things of Thankful while the kid was in class. Did I bring the notebook? No, No I did not. Do I remember any of the things I wrote down over the week? No. No I do not.
This week there has been so much sadness in the news. I am so thankful to participate in Ten Things of Thankful and #1000speak this week. It has forced me to think of good things. To purposefully search out the positive, it makes a difference.
Somethings I am thankful for this week:
It is proving that 1000 voices of compassion is needed more and more. I am so heartbroken that this is so. The shooting at Charleston is so fresh and the stories pouring in can be so overwelming. I am thankful for a place to go that is more positive and can lift me back up.
2. Classism.org Post. You can read it here
Not only did they publish my writing but they contacted me to write for them. I am so honored and thankful that people are reading my writing.
3. Bowling for Bullying
Brittnie has such an amazing heart and I am so honored that she asked me to share a story. I didn’t realize how cathartic it would be for me as well.
4. Feast day (lunch with friends)
5. Friends who don’t mind feeding me and my kid!
6. Pottery class
7. Family adventures
8. Report cards
9. Summer solstice Celebration _ even if it is currently pouring rain and there probably won’t be much hope for a fire.
10. Ten Things of thankful for changing my perspective on a weekly basis.
So there they are My Ten things of Thankful for this week.