Friday, April 09, 2010


ack! one week and i've already abandoned thankful thursdays.
i have to be honest, yesterday i was not feeling very thankful. but, that's sort of the point, right? recognizing the good stuff when you're surrounded by bad. yesterday, the bad was: sleepiness that refused to go away, a super-ornery toddler, a fussy baby, a pile of dishes and multiple piles of laundry, a fly that would not stop landing on my face while i was trying to nap, and three fingers smashed in the back door (piper's). whew! writing that out makes my problems seem really tiny. so maybe that's a good thing to do every once in a while, too.

i'm thankful that today is a new day. yesterday is gone and will never return. the sun is shining, birds are chirping,'s friday! for today's special edition of thankful friday, i'm gonna find the silver lining and turn each one of those bads into a good.

the bad: incurable sleepiness.
the good: i was really sleepy all day because i woke up at 5 am and had a great workout.

the bad: ornery piper.
the good: orneriness also reveals creativity, a good sense of humor, and a strong mind. i'm thankful piper has all those things.

the bad: fussy quinn.
the good: i'm really thankful that a fussy quinn is a rare occurance. it throws my day off because she is generally so happy and mellow. and that's a good thing.

the bad: piles of dishes and laundry.
the good: great meals had on those dirty dishes and lots of fun had in those dirty clothes.

the bad: the fly.
the good: hmmmm....a fly in the house is a sure sign of spring!

the bad: piper's fingers smashed in the door.
the good: this moment was sort of the climax of the bad day. it was pretty bad. lots of blood. ick. but, it forced us to stop, have a hug, and show some love. and then we went to our happy place. and it was good.


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