Strictly based on research, I should already be making daily lists of thankfulness. Grateful people live longer and happier. My book of faith tells me to give thanks in all things. Lizzi at Considerings: Life in Silver Linings is the blogger who created Ten Things of Thankful, which just celebrated its 100th week. Perfect time for me to join!
So here’s my launch:
#1. I’m thankful for a stomach bug which has grounded me and given me time to reconnect with the blogging world. I’ve had worse bugs, which could be #2, but…
#2. I’m thankful for my plans to re-retire in the fall. I have filled up every available space in my life with teaching, which has left my dearest teacher widower even more confused about his longevity as a widower. Will he ever retire from his teaching widower status?
#3. I’m thankful that I bought my husband a huggable bathrobe. He was already cuddly, but now he’s a teddy bear. I love that bathrobe so much that I bought an identical man-robe for myself.
#4. I’m grateful for all the moms and dads of special needs kids who are sharing their stories online. We need a community of support, which leads me to…
#5. I’m grateful for the blogging community which provides voices and listening ears to millions of people around the world. Lizzi is one of those natural people-gatherers whose story gives others hope and whose voice gives others room to be themselves.
#6. I’m grateful for faithful readers who encourage me that I’m not writing into thin air. And that my blogging widower still reads my posts.
#9. I’m thankful for the bird community in our back yard which parades the beauty of their Creator. Did you know they sing before doing anything else in their day?
#10. I’m thankful for the kiddos I love and teach, along with their parents. I know I was created to teach, which will make my re-retirement an interesting season.