Thursday, 26 November 2015

Thankful Thursday

I sat down to reflect on this week and write this post and all I could think about was the negatives. This is exactly why I started this link up. I want to be intentional about overcoming my negative default and notice the things in my life that I am thankful for. So here goes:

  • Having rose bushes in bloom right outside my front door. I have to walk past them to take the rubbish to the bin. I chose to stop and smell the roses (literally) to notice that good in the midst of my mundane.

  • The opportunity to sit with other writers encouraging each other and gleaning wisdom from the wonderful Amanda Viviers. It was so freeing to sit around a table feeling awkward and unsure, knowing that every person at that table was feeling the same and we understood each other. A group of introvert writers connecting. I hope I get the opportunity again soon.
  • Play dates with the kids and mums from the mother's group that I joined when my daughter was 6 weeks old. I love that some of us still catch up  four years later and can watch our kids grow and develop and stay friends.
  • Being able to go to my daughter's music class at daycare for their display. She was so excited to have me there. 
I guess there was a lot to be thankful for in my week.

I have also just realised that today is Thanksgiving for all my American readers so Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for today?


  1. I am thankful for a loving family and for friends who help me find the beauty! Thanks for your encouragement to "stop and smell the roses!" Blessings to you!

    1. My pleasure! Definitely needed in this season!

  2. Jodi, lovely post, it is so important to focus on all our blessings. I am thankful for sweet laughter and restored relationships after some difficult years.

    1. Beautiful things to be thankful for. Thanks for stopping by.