Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I've been a bit preoccupied lately, as we have been working out our new budget. During a time when we're making a lot of decisions about what we have to give up, it's nice to take a moment to think about just some of the things I'm thankful for...
  • Hanging out on a cozy couch, in front of a warm fire, on a stormy day.
  • The smell of banana bread baking in the oven.
  • Listening to my kids laugh as they play with each other.
  • A hot mug of my new favorite tea, vanilla hazelnut.
  • Enjoying a great funny movie after the kids have gone to bed.
  • Realizing that my husband and I may fight over stupid things like Starbucks and deli sandwiches, but when it comes to bigger challenges, we always find a way to come together and stay focused on the thing that is most important to both of us, our family.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

It's so easy to get caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle that you forget to stop and be thankful for the little things that usually slip by unnoticed. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Christy said...

It's so great that you can lean on each other right now. It's just the pits when stress drives couples into fighting even more. Good luck with your budgeting - as we just went from a two-income family to just last fall, (granted, it was by choice, so not the same situation at all) I'm still struggling with finding a way to make it all work. Stretching our pennies. Good luck with yours - I'm sure it will work out eventually!

Heather said...

My favorite sound in the World is my kids laughing together. MMMMM banana bread!

Thankful Thursday!

Kirsten said...

What movie did you watch?

For Myself said...

I think you were exactly what the doctor ordered for me today. THANK YOU!!!

heartatpreschool said...

The movie, if you are looking for a good laugh, was called "Death at a Funeral". Don't be fooled by the title...it's anything but depressing.

Lish said...

Awww.. that's heartwarming..

SteveInSac said...

I'll netflix the movie...always looking for a good laugh. I love how you always manage to find a silver lining, something I'm not good at AT ALL.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Know what you mean...Having no money for "extras" makes you really appeciate the little things more. So maybe the recession is good? Okay - maybe not - but the little things are.

MarvelousMOM said...

That tea sounds fabulous. I need to really get our budget figured out...it's important so I know whether or not I will be having to go back to work or not!

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

I just finished writing a post about how the storms of life make the sunshine and togetherness that much sweeter. It's so nice to take a moment and think of the little things!

anymommy said...

Definitely. Especially the warm fire.

Kat said...

It is so important to remember that we have so many things to be thankful for. It always warms my heart to her my girls laugh as they play together too.

 

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