For this Lent, this not-really practicing Catholic creating a Gratefulness Journal. I am going to record three things each day that I am thankful for and post them on my blog about once a week.
I thought it would be fairly easy to come up with two items each day to post. But three—on some days—would challenge me a little more. No repeats allowed! So, here is week 1:
2/22/12 I am thankful …
that my kids and I can still play a long game of Sorry! on our well-loved board when they are home sick, neither one complaining it’s too babyish.
for February days in Chicago when I can walk the dog with no gloves or hat.
For artichokes—the one veggie that all my kids love to eat.
2/23/12 I am thankful for
amazing, silent snowfalls.
a great book club discussion about “Night Road.”
completing not one, but two, big work projects in one afternoon.
2/24/12 I am thankful for
a 5+ hour drive with my daughter where we talked, talked ,talked.
Fun parents to share a cold, wet bleacher seat with on a chilly night. And sleeping bags and blankets to wrap ourselves in.
An impressive soccer victory, after making that 5+ hour drive.
2/25/12 I am thankful
I don’t snore.
For the laughing tears and hugs shared by girls who played soccer together for 2 years, as they finished their last game.
I ate the apple instead of the Snicker’s bar.
2/26/12. I am thankful for
Irish dance being a part of our family for over twelve years.
The McNulty family dance mass, the one mass no one actually complains about attending each year.
Our family of 5 to be together again.
2/27/12. I am thankful for
Ronan wanting to help make his “cookie cake” for his birthday celebration.
Plentiful food selections in our local grocer.
Fresh-cut flowers, especially in winter.
2/28/12. I am thankful for
RONAN!! Happy 12th birthday today, “baby boy.”
MTV and VH1 actually showing music videos in the am, when I am walking the treadmill. Lessen the boredom of indoor walking.
Thunderstorms in February.