Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thankful Today



Day off on Monday
Meeting a friend for lunch
Enjoying a walk in the warm weather
Friends who message from overseas
Students who are improving their grades
Siblings and parents 
who care about their children's grades


Friends and almost friends
who hug you just because they are happy to see you
Relatives who are happy to spend time with me
Pastor who is honest about his own struggles with grief
but who still wants to bless the people in his city.
Feeding an elderly man at the soup kitchen
who said he loves lima beans!
Text from my daughter to ask why I walked in the mud.
Being able to answer her that it was a typo--no mud walking today.

What are you thankful for today?

   

18 comments:

  1. I am thankful for SOL. It's good for the soul. Thank you for writing!

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    1. Terje, without SOL I would have never met you! Definitely thankful for SOL!

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  2. I am thankful for your reminder to be thankful for all things great and small.

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    1. I think I need daily reminders as well! Today's sunshine reminded me to enjoy the winter and be thankful!

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  3. Much to be thankful for in your life, Jaana - you are blessed.

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    1. Thanks Tara! I do consider myself blessed!

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  4. I do think walking in the mud could be fun! How long has it been since we've squished our way through some wonderful mud? Makes me think of a favorite picture book, Mud by Mary Lyn Ray. I love the line about hugs from friends and almost friends.

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    1. Today I am thankful for the hugs that my young students gave me!

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  5. I too am thankful that I "risked" joining this SOL community as it gives me a spot to be me! I am also grateful for real friends and family who I love with my soul.

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    1. SOL! How it has enriched my life as well!

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  6. I'm in the SOL group too. And one more... thankful I can get on a plane on Thursday and fly off to Mexico and walk on a beach.

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    1. Okay, I am really happy for you, and at the same time I am trying to be really happy that snow is on its way here.....perhaps I will be thankful for the chance to sleep in on a snow day (that is hoping we'll have one:))

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  7. I thought it was impossible to love lima beans ! I am so happy that I'm not the only one with crazy texts. XO

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    1. Small things make us happy, right!

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  8. Thanks for a positive reminder! I am thankful for a daughter who texts, too. With her away at college, it has proven to be a good way to keep in touch...sometimes I'm amazed at the things she chooses to share, things she might not talk about face to face, but things that really give me a glimpse into her heart and thinking.

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    1. I am with you! A surprise text that says, "love you mom" always makes my day!

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  9. All the pieces of your life sound very nice, and isn't it good to say it publicly? I'm thankful for this community too-it's great to see how personal & enthusiastic about life everyone is-inspiring!

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    1. Linda, I love reading people's post! So many times I have been encouraged and lifted up! You have a gift of words as well, Linda!

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