For what to be thankful?
For what NOT to be thankful, is a better question.
Today I cleaned the house. I did laundry, I vacuumed the stairs, cleaned the toilets and bathrooms, I even dusted. I managed to play with my cute little dog, while answering emails about the Prayer Shawl Ministry which I am helping to coordinate. Oh yes, I even moped the kitchen floors, changed the tablecloth and replace all the placemats and towels in the kitchen for fresh, new ones. I got s lot done today, but as this book that I just started reading,
I manged to find a bit of time to continue working on my handmade Christmas gifts (scarfs), but all I can see is what I didn’t do. I didn’t make the peanut butter kiss cookies that I said I would, I didn’t give as much attention to Chazz as I should have, I didn’t straighten up and vacuumed the basement. Or take the time to do the important things like go on a family walk before taking out my in-laws for dinner; I must have changed my outfit 3 times- too hot, too black, too low cut…
I need to remember to give thanks that I actually CAN do these things. I can clean house, organize mail, I have the ability to coordinate a ministry at my church, and have some time to play with Chazz [AND shower, though I put that off till 4, and after I got most things done.
Hopefully this book will give me ideas on how to help me get my ‘stuff’ together. This brain injury survivor is also overjoyed that I have the mental capacities to read, understand, coordinate, WRITE…
Something many were skeptical I’d ever be able to do again.
And I am so thankful for the ability I now possess to prove everybody wrong.