I've been reading Christine's blog, A Fly on Our Chicken Coop Wall (doesn't that name just make you want to go see what it's all about?!), for the past few months now and have come to look forward to her Ten Things of Thankful each week. It's an opportunity to intentionally seek out the good and to be grateful for the blessings that might be otherwise overlooked.
I'm so happy to join in this week, and even though it's my first time linking up, it's Christine's 100th week of hosting! So head on over and check out all that she and many other lovely bloggers have to be thankful for!
[one] I'm so in love with the way spring just explodes so gloriously each year! And we haven't even had that much rain and mud this year!! -- knock on wood... or laptop... or whatever.)
[two] I already wrote about this but it's worth mentioning again... I'm so grateful for the joy and privilege of celebrating my oldest son's First Holy Communion last month. It was a wonderful experience!
[three] I get to go to a blogger's conference next weekend! It's a tiny, mostly informal affair, but I get to go and meet friends I've only known on-line so far. Despite my hermit-like introverted tendencies, I'm actually looking forward to it!
[four] It's sort of hard to believe it, but I've been on the Trim Healthy Mama journey for two months now! I'm so incredibly thankful for my husband who has been so supportive. He's also been quite the sport when it comes to searching for heretofore unfamiliar food items in the grocery store - like liquid aminos, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil. Thanks for being awesome, Babe!
[five] for warm weather and kids being kids outside...
[six] for friends who, on the not so warm days, have opened the gym at their church for our kids to run around, be with friends, and expend energy. Such. a. blessing.
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but you get the idea :)
[nine] for my sister who works hard at healing me of the "takes self too seriously" syndrome.
[ten] for reminders all around that God is good, life is blessed, and it's worth taking the time to really consider the bounty we have been give.