Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thankful Thursday


Lent has just began. Many people are giving up something. One of my friends said she can't give up food, so she gave up Facebook.

Today I am not giving up anything, but I am trying to be mindful of all the good things that are in my life. I am practicing thankfulness.



Today I am thankful for:

  • My student teacher from last fall who came back for a week to help me with testing
  • All the wonderful and thoughtful comments I have received in the first few days of Slice of Life March Challenge
  • For the Diet Coke that a coworker brought me yesterday afternoon. It really hit the spot!
  • My newest student who is working really hard to learn vocabulary words in all of his content area classes
  • Sunshine!!!!!
  • Holley Gerth's blog (here is the link); she really does have the gift of encouragement
  • Memories--many slicers have written about family members that have passed away. As I have read those post, I've been reminded of many wonderful things about my parents. These have not been sad memories, but memories that you celebrate!
  • After reading Tracey's post about writing on the beach (and seeing her pictures), I am thankful for the promise of summer!!!! It must be on its way! And I now have ideas of what to do this summer. Check out Tracey's post here 

What are you thankful for today?


22 comments:

  1. Like you, I think embracing goodness and doing acts of kindness and mercy are the best ways to observe Lent. With that being said, I did give up chocolate because that dark chocolate piece every night had been morphing into 2-3-4 pieces,,,,and SPRING in coming eventually!

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  2. Anita, mine isn't food, but I am giving up some tube time to focus on more important things!

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  3. Janna,
    I love the idea of "positives" and "thankfuls" instead of always giving something up! To match my bucket list post, I am thankful for the many adventures that I have had in life. I donate often to "kids" so their dreams can become adventures.

    Today I am thankful for the 36+ hours that my son has been back in the USA!

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I'll join you to be thankful for my adventures! More next week!

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  4. I love living my life in gratitude. Today I am grateful for this post that helps to start my day looking at things in my life that enrich me.

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  5. For the past several years instead of giving up something I have tried to do something nice for someone or say something nice.Believe me, some days are difficult.

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    1. Arjeha, that is a wonderful thing to do. I'll be writing a bit more about my Lent later.

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  6. Love this idea! And yo have so much to be thankful for.

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  7. I like how Diet Coke found it's way to this list. Someone knew exactly what you needed. I am thankful for the promise of spring.

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    1. Today I was treated to a beautiful sunshine! Even more to be thankful tonight.

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  8. Love the positivity! I've heard of "Throwback Thursdays," but not "Thankful Thursdays." I like this better! We have so much to be thankful for--big things and small things. Thanks for reminding us of that today.

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    1. We'll keep the thankfulness going!

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  9. I think Slicing brings out the best in us, don't you? :)

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  10. I'm thankful for: a day at school
    my son- I could go on all evening about him, so I'll just say he's wonderful
    a warm home and comfy clothes
    melting snow
    and Diet Coke.

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  11. It's good to step back and count your blessings.

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  12. I know I sometimes I live in that hurried state of life and tend to forget to be more thankful. Lent is a great opportunity to focus on that!

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    1. It really does help me to stop and focus on things that I can be thankful for and on Saturdays, of course, on what to celebrate!

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