Well, sometimes it’s hard to be thankful. For example, it’s hard to be thankful that my knee is healing, because it hurts like hell. If I sit up too long, it swells. This makes getting anything done somewhat problematic. Likewise, standing for too long is problematic, as is bearing full weight all the time. Life has kind of morphed into “what can I accomplish whilst sitting in a recliner, with my knee propped up on two pillows and strapped into an ice pack…” I am thankful, though…really I am. I’m thankful that my knee had two years to heal after my head-on collision and resultant near-total MCL tear, bone bruising and general massive owies. I’m thankful that it wasn’t shattered in the accident. Also, I’m thankful that I’m not DEAD. I was for a few seconds…which was terrifyingly interesting. Really, really, REALLY thankful I’m not dead.
I’m thankful that my great niece Rebecca was born healthy and that her momma, my niece Rachel, is taking to motherhood like a duck to water. I’m thankful that my husband is such an awesome man, and that together we raised two amazing children…who are both now grown and amazing adults. I’m thankful that I have a job, especially in the current economic climate in Alaska, with our oil-dependent economy.
It’s good to seek out the things in life that we can be thankful for. It can be the little things…like when my kids were small and we would pull into a parking garage and find a good spot, not too far away from the door…and my son would shout, “Look, Mommy! GOD FOUND US A PARKING PLACE!!!” at the top of his little lungs. My kids taught me to celebrate the big and the small things. Sometimes your day can be so bad that sticking two Duplo blocks together represents the sum total of your achievements. So…celebrate that. It’s okay. Tomorrow will be better…
This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post, hosted by the ever-awesome Kristi Rieger Campbell of findingninee.com and Lizzi of https://summat2thinkon.wordpress.com/.