Thursday, March 3, 2011
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.
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.
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!
Posted by Rae Frazier