But I'm not. Good at this.
I am, however, extremely thankful for the many wonderful and wild and weird blessings God has given me.
So, in no particular order, my annual list of things I am thankful for:
My job. Actually, jobs. All of them. At times I get overwhelmed feeling like I am going in so many different directions. And this year my jobs have all evolved a little. At the chiro clinic where I work as an LMT, I took on a new role there doing some secretarial things. By "secretarial," I mean I mostly chat with patients in the waiting room. And other things. But I love it and the additional hours there have actually brought me some more massage work.
As far as writing goes, I still freelance for the QC Times. I have also taken some sports photos for the Tipton Conservative. AND....I signed a contract over the summer to ghostwrite a book. I am still working on this project. It's probably the biggest writing project I have ever done. Definitely a learning experience. I can't wait to tell you all about it. But for now, I have to keep things kinda quiet!
Nathan's Shower Playlist: I love it that my son plays his music and sings real loud in the shower every morning. I love it even more that his playlist sounds equal parts like a high school dance and a sunday morning worship service. #heartwarming
Sports: The kids are all involved in sports. And I get to watch them all. All the time. In the past, I might have complained about this, but now that we are starting to experience some "lasts" like senior night and things like that, it is so real how quickly the time goes by. How blessed I am to be able to enjoy this now.
Traveling: For the short road-trips that I have been able to take with and for my kids and Brian's kids.
Cheese. Because I love cheese. And it's what you say when you take a picture.
Photography. Because it is how I like to journal my memories.
This Crew: who I feel like I just don't deserve. But they all call me "mom." I'm so glad God gave them to me.
Energy Drinks: Specifically the Passion drink from Yoli. If you didn't gather this, we are pretty busy. A little healthy energy drink goes a long way in my day.
Other Things I am Thankful For:
The Big Things
The Little Things
Middle School Kids Who Wear Deodorant.
Marz who loves to sing and is always a good friend
Claire who works hard in quiet ways
Tookie who lets me baby her in ways that she is too old for
Nathan who is decided to grow up and move out next month. (Actually he has a job working at the state capitol, which is so cool. and awful.)
Brian who works full time, takes college classes and still makes time to attend things for all of our kids.
Ty who works at the college he graduated from. Making a difference in students' lives.
Brady who moved to K-State, is probably homesick, but does his thing on the track team and in classes. He is going places.
Brinn who is rocking her classes, and the volleyball court.
The Real Housewives.
The kids' teachers.
Holly the secretary.
You. If you are reading this then I want to say that I am thankful for you. I know you don't have to. But you still take the time to follow me here. That's actually an honor to have you here. Thank you.
So my list is not complete and completely random. But that is okay. God says to give thanks in all things ( 1 Thessalonians 5:8)....and that is what this is all about.
How about you....got any random thoughts of thankfulness you would like to share? I'd love to hear them!