I’m out of the habit of posting Ten Things of Thankful each Saturday morning, no matter what else is going on. Here it is Sunday night, pitch black outside at 7:00 pm, and my custom, or practice, has passed me by. However, I am recommitted to participating in this wonderful, life improving blog hop, hosted by Josie, one of my dearest blogging friends.
October has come, and although my heart and body aches for the long days of summer, those calm and lazy days, I look forward to increased productivity now that the season has changed. There’s something about fall that gives me a little more energy and exuberance.
I’m thankful for energy.
My energy that takes me to the gym in an effort to keep healthy.
The energy we are going to save by the installation of a new furnace and air conditioning unit after 27 years of service. (And the financing available to pay it off).
The energy my 4 month old granddaughter exhibits grabbing her toes and rolling over from her back to her belly. A milestone of babyhood!
I am thankful for family.
The octogenarians – 88 year old step-father and 89 year old mother-in-law -who participate in life to their fullest ability.
For the adult son, and wonderful father and husband who celebrated his birthday with a family dinner.
That grand-daughter who has stolen my heart and filled me with renewed love for life in general.
For my sister. I cherish her and our relationship of positivity; we support and build each other up.
I am thankful for friends, especially for the one who called and asked me to run to the shopping outlets with her on a day I was bored needed to get out of the house.
I am thankful for food to eat, clothes to wear, people who love me and to whom I can return the love, and Monday morning coffee and the opportunity to begin again and have new things in life to look forward to.
No matter what day it is, it is the day to be thankful.