I’m not trying to kick a limp cactus here, but 2020 has been a weird year.
It feels like my insides are a big ball of tangled yarn that just keeps getting bigger & messier. Pretty much like this:
I’m struggling with isolation, social and civil unrest, interpersonal problems, parenting hurdles… but at the same time I’m trying to find serenity and routine and contentment. As K put it last night, “Your [my] brain is not a fun place to be right now.”
But sometimes I can straighten out a squiggly line or two with a little gratitude. So that’s what we’re doing today.
This week I am grateful for:
My husband. Forever and always. That guy is always in my corner and I know how special that is. I am so grateful for his love and trust and loyalty. M is one lucky girl to have a dad like him.
My small town. Every time I go to a large city I feel grateful to live in a small town. Roadside ice cream stands, town square car shows, a lively and beautiful park. It feels like our town grows and improves every year. I feel lucky to raise M in a relatively safe community like ours.
Friends who help carry burdens, encourage growth, and celebrate little moments.
My “new” car. K traded in our work truck and my daily driver for a new pick-up. So I got the Jeep Grand Cherokee that he’d been driver. I love it soooooo much!
Family members who watch M during the week. I work M/W/F and M hangs out with family on those days. It’s a relief to know she’s safe and loved and snuggled while we’re earning a paycheck.
Healthy communication. The ability and freedom to speak my mind, the education and patience to discuss my opinions and beliefs, and the humility to listen and learn from others. (Granted, I’m always working on humility and education… lol.)
I was going to say my dogs… but then Bristol got into the grill grease trap and vomited all over the carpet Tuesday night. But still, I guess they can be on my list. Bristol’s love for M has been there since day 1 and I’m excited to watch them grow up together.
Of course a handful of other things: family, our healthy & safety, comfort, our jobs…
And that about sums it up for today! How about you?
I’m linking up with Rebecca Jo today for Thankful Thursday!