"I'm so sick of all of these ridiculous meetings!" *Redirect.* And then--
"I'm grateful to have a calendar full of meetings, because it means I have a job that helps me provide for my family in an economy that has many struggling for their next meal."
"I'm grateful for meetings this week because it means I get to interact with real human beings for awhile instead of staring at a computer screen all day."
"I'm grateful to be included in these meetings because it means that my input and opinions are valued, and I may have an opportunity to influence some important decisions."
(If he reads this, I'm sure he will roll his eyes for hours at that last statement, but that is a discussion for a different day. :-P) I'm guessing that many times during these exercises he very much wanted to punch me in the throat and tell me to leave him alone, but he didn't do that. He was a very good sport, and he got really good at it after awhile. And he might not admit this, but I think maybe he even enjoyed it a little.
So in the spirit of my sweet friend, how 'bout we play? I'll go first--
I'm grateful for the huge pile of laundry in my laundry room, because it means we have lots of warm things to wear (which take up much more space in laundry baskets and washing machines than t-shirts and tank tops. ;-)
I'm grateful for the unfinished laundry because it gives me the chance to pull pajamas and socks fresh out of the dryer this evening and let my girls put them on all nice and warm. They LOVE that!
I'm grateful for the unfinished laundry because it reminds me that we have spent lots more time in the last few days PLAYING and doing FUN THINGS rather than chores. Sometimes the chores can just wait, ya know? :-D
Ok, your turn. What is something you're grateful for that might not make any sense to anyone else? Ready. . . . . . go!
I'm thankful for waking up at 5:30 every morning to the sound of "Mom?" It means this two year old knows I am the one who will take care of her.
I am grateful that I get to share my breakfast time with someone who is as passionate for cereal as I am.
I am thankful for getting up so early because I get to be the one to turn up the thermostat and make my family all toasty warm in their beds.
Whew, that was hard! I think I need to exercise my Grateful Muscles a little more often!
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