Thursday, 25 February 2016

Thankful Thursday


It has not been the best of weeks and yet I see so much to be grateful for. 

  • The opportunity to share with and encourage other mums of young children to notice goodness in their lives at MOPS. I know what a difference this practice makes for me (especially in the really tough first year of my daughter's life). Sharing tools and tips to help build this habit meant a lot to me.
  • A husband who is willing to take carers leave to look after our sick daughter so I can go to work. It makes me feel valued and that he values the work that I do as well. He is an amazing dad.
  • Supernatural energy that got me through a full day of work and an event I had been looking forward to after only two hours of sleep thanks to a vomiting daughter.
  • The effort to drive through peak hour traffic to take my daughter to a concert of one of her favourite singers was so worth it. Her delight was abundantly evident to all around her. I love that she can enjoy music while getting solid truth about Jesus. Colin Buchanan was excellent.

So blurry but loved the natural smile in this picture.


  • Finding a delicious, easy to make and healthy dairy free "yoghurt" recipe. I miss yoghurt and this has been a true treat.



  • Watching my daughter discover new skills and enjoying creative pursuits.


Making herself a handbag from a kids sewing kit.

Attempting to create her own loom band creation. This was her chosen quiet time activity. Rubber bands everywhere!


What good things do you see in your life today? Be intentional in looking for the big and small blessings that surround you. Join me in the comments or the link up below.



15 comments:

  1. I am thankful for your faithfulness in encouraging us to look for things to be thankful for every week! I am thankful for the way you choose to open up and reveal your heart through your writing even though I know you have a private introverted nature. I am thankful for the way you gently encourage me to keep belieiving in myself. I am thankful for the wonderful strong woman you have grown into - despite all my parenting mistakes! I am thankful for the gracious way you share the joy of loving your own little girl with me. I am thankful for you xxx

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    1. Thanks Mum. I'm thankful for your encouragement!

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  3. I am thankful for iPad movies on long drives....for good friends waiting at the end of the drive....for a friend who came to the inspire event with me even though she was so tired (!) And for a kindy interview that went well.

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    1. Great list. I'm sure your tired friend was thankful for the invite and for the driver : )

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  5. For making an effort to go on a fun outing for my big boy. Even though we're all very tired now.

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  6. This week I am so thankful that my daughter had a hearing test that turned out pretty good. We have been waiting with inconclusive results for a long time, but finally go some answers. YAY! It looks like your daughter is having a great time. I can't wait to bring my kids to a concert for the first time.

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    1. That is an awesome thing to be thankful for. The not knowing can be so frustrating! We don't always have good experiences with her at concerts (very sensitive to noise) but this one went well.

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  7. I love that I am having the opportunity to linkup with new folks. :) Plus, i am having my bedroom floor redone this week. I have a lot of things to be thankful for. :)

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    1. New flooring can make such a huge difference! I hope you are enjoying it.

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  8. PS I wish I had a MOPS in my area. Your daughter is adorable. ;)

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    1. So love MOPS. Any chance of starting one in your area?

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  9. I absolutely love that reminder to BE INTENTIONAL to look for the good that surrounds our every day--sometimes mundane feeling--lives! Thank you!

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