Thursday, March 27, 2014

Revisiting Thankful Thursday

Last Thursday, I modeled my post after Janna's Thankful Thursdays. I like the idea of pausing each week to reflect on what I'm thankful for, so I'm going to do it again! 

Today, I'm thankful for...
  • weather forecasts with mentions of sunshine and temperatures above 50. Could Spring actually be here to stay?
  • random text messages from friends that have no purpose other than to remind me that I'm being thought of and prayed for. 
  • this strange, transitory phase of life I'm in right now, and the lessons it teaches me about waiting, trusting, and blooming where I'm planted. 
  • moments when I realize that I'm "thinking like a writer," and the satisfaction I feel knowing that my choice to stop avoiding blogging was a great one, even though it's often difficult
  • the opportunity I will have tomorrow to enjoy a farewell dinner with one of my former M.A. classmates, who will return to Shanghai on Saturday, and the friendship we have formed over the last year and a half. 
  • subbing assignments, like those I had on Tuesday and Wednesday, when I actually get to teach real Spanish and/or ESL lessons. 
  • subbing assignments, like the one I had today and will have tomorrow, when I don't feel like much more than a glorified babysitter, but I do get to catch up on some reading. Too many of these days would drive me crazy, but I will admit that they are pretty relaxing and enjoyable every now and then! 
  • first period "preps" as a sub, and the extra time they give me to read through plans, get to know a new building, and review emergency procedures. 
  • "Spring Break" cancellations of some of my regular weekly activities, and some extra "me time" at night. 
  • these rapidly dwindling numbers: 7, 37, and 72, which mark my countdowns to the days when I will visit my family in New York, watch  my husband graduate from business school, and embark on a Grecian adventure
For all of these blessings, and so many more, I am thankful! 


  1. I love your list! Your first one would be high on my list as well! I am so ready for warmer weather and sunshine! Your last one is full of anticipation and joy! I am so glad that you like Thankful Thursdays!

  2. What a great list! So much to be thankful for. And I'm so glad that you jumped into this writing community! You do have a voice and you do belong. I first read your numbers in the last bullet and thought it was your new lock combination! But quickly realized you have so many more great celebrations to come! Enjoy every moment!