Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

It's one of those weekdays that doesn't get much attention.
We hate Mondays, settle into the week on Tuesday, announce Hump Day, and Thank God it's Friday. But, poor ol' Thursday is hidden in the quintuplet of days and it's virtually starving for nourishment and attention.
So, I suggest that we embrace this neglected day.
I hereby announce the beginning of Thankful Thursday.

Each Thursday I'm going to list at least five things that have happened in the past week that I'm thankful for. I may have to dig to get my five, but sometimes blessings are hidden right under our noses and we just take them for granted....

1. My Bed
I just put clean flannel sheets on my bed. They are soft, warm, and smell like lilac fabric softener. Even though my husband and dog are cover hogs, I appreciate the fact that I'm not camping out under a bridge or spending cold nights in a cardboard box. I can't wait to curl up tonight under the blankets, watch an old movie, and snuggle.

2. American Idol
If it wasn't for this show, I'd be eating bon-bons and reading three-year-old magazines to keep from going bonkers. The evening hours between 5 and 9 are the worst for me. I snack out of boredom and can't handle CNN or war movies. Through American Idol, I'm enjoying good music, future stars, and a bit of excitement.

3. Tax Return
Even though I haven't gotten my return yet, it's all been mailed off and will arrive shortly. There's nothing that says happy like a bank account with money it it.

4. Sisters
I've talked to all my sisters this week and we've got some plans brewing for a get together. We all need something to look forward to when the weather gets dreary- and spending time with my sisters always brightens my day. Flea markets, yard sales, and lunch are on the menu for later this month.

5. Naps
Even though there were things that needed to be done yesterday, none were so important that I had to meet a deadline. I curled up on the couch with a pillow, a blanket, and HDTV -and took a nap for an hour and a half. I felt refreshed and relaxed afterward and I didn't fall asleep later watching Gunsmoke.

Best of all, this week I've notice that the grass is getting green. My tulips and daffodils are pushing through the earth, and the air smells like new days. My husband said he heard the frogs chirping in the creek yesterday and the pond is once again bright with a blue-sky reflection.
We all have so much to be thankful for...

And now we can add Thursdays to that list!


sisterlinda said...

Your writing makes an ordinary day some so comforting and relaxing. Here are my 5 things to be thankful for this past week,and on Thankful Thursday.

1.I finally finished up the paint trim in the dreaful red bathroom. FYI 14 day tape DOES last 14 days!

2.I enjoyed my hump day at Stix and Steins with friends and my daughter Jaclyn. She works most Wednesday nights so it was a real pleasure tospend time with her.

3. Washed all the bedding and there are now crisp clean sheets to crawl under tonight.

4. Did the dreaded dusting...even dusted the forgetten bedroom furniture...just finished that!

5. Laundry caught up, dusting done, painting FINALLY finished, and soon running the vacumn.That just might leave me time for napping or reading on Friday...thankful Thursday sure makes for a better Friday!

Margaret Hall said...

Well, I shall do an ode to Thankful Thursday~!!...What a super idea, Rae..
1. A new pillow...Yep, I broke down and changed know that does not sound too exciting, but the old one was rag-tag!
2. My DIL and Son Cause they always are cheerful on the phone for me, care about my welfare and "check on us elderly" now and
3. The Goodwill Bins here in Portland today~! WHY? Cause that is where I was galavanting today with a friend and then a great lunch with a hot pot of coffee! Treasure trinkets and bling for my crafts...
4. Jer~! Cause he is a flagger and has endured snow/rain/sleet/wind and on and on this week out in the elements to be the staunch "bring home the bacon" feller~!
5. Blogs and Blog buddies.. Cause they are something that keeps us connected with some of the neatest peeps on the planet~!!

Love your blog, sorry I didn't blog but will make it up tomorrow..
Huggles and sunshine,...Just me

P.s.....Love the Chicken..

Kristin said...

I love this idea and will be stealing it from you :) I think we could all benefit from a day where we focus on the positive instead of the negative.

Suzanne said...

I love that last one -- that the grass is getting green. We don't have the same seasons down here in Florida, but I am wishing for the grass to get green. It's so brown because we've been so dry. They're fighting a 26 square mile brush fire just two hours north of us. So I guess I'm grateful that we're not dry enough to have brush fires by us. Today in particular I'm grateful that my teenage son's friends came over and had a great time, even with me playing board games.