Since it's Thanksgiving week, and since I've been in a funk and needing to find the positive in my life, I still decided to write about Things I'm Thankful For:
I'm thankful for this blog community, and although my little corner is just a tiny, tiny piece, there are some pretty special people that I've connected with and continue to do so, either in person or just over the interwebs.
I'm thankful for family that will spend the holiday with us.
I'm thankful for employment for both me and Hubs. Although it may not be "perfect", there are so many who are still out of work and struggling to get by.
I'm thankful for my little pal. No matter how blue, no matter how bad of a day, she will bring a smile to my face every time.
I'm thankful for a few really awesome teachers that have made a real and true difference in my son's life. One in particular has help him harness his inner confidence and I'm watching him bloom before my very eyes.
I'm stealing this one from a friend, but I'm thankful for water. Have you ever thought about it? How we wash our bodies-clothes-dishes with it, let it run down the drain, and drink it until we pee every 30 minutes. For many, many, many people in this world water is a hard-to-come-by necessity they don't get enough of.
And as my blog friend Kimberly reminded me - sometimes it's okay to just be thankful for my fuzzy blanket, the dog at my feet, the programs I DVRed. Sometimes that's enough. And believe me, I'm thankful for all those things.
One more - if you read my post last Friday, my heart was breaking over a dog some awful coward of a person dumped on the side of the road. We had to take her to the animal shelter and I was crushed over the idea that as a pitt bull, she was less than adoptable and terrified she'd be euthanized after the 72 hour hold. I'm happy to tell you that she was given a behavior assessment and "passed with flying colors" and was deemed a "sweetheart". She's up for adoption and we are hopeful she will find her forever home or that one of the rescue groups they work with will step in to help her. She's not in the free and clear yet, but we have hope. And hope is a good thing.
I am thankful for hope.
I wish you plenty of things to be thankful for.