Thankful Thursdays

It has been a really long times since I’ve done a Thankful Thursday post and I think it’s about time to revive them!

Summer is season that makes me just absolutely joyful.  The days are longer (at least daylight LASTS longer) which provides time to enjoy more things outside.  The weather took a while to decide if it really wanted to give us that summer heat..but I think it’s finally hear to stay.  Looking forward to lots of time out in that glorious summer heat!  Some things I am thankful for about summer time:

24. More daylight, which means more time outside – more grilling out, more time in the yard, more hiking, more country drives with the windows down and sunroof open

25. Warm mornings.  Joshua and I have a renewed desire to wake up earlier and get our day going now that the sun is rising earlier.

26.  A husband who holds me accountable to my personal goals.  This morning Joshua kicked me out of bed for my desired morning run.  I really would have loved to lay there and cuddle longer, but with the evenings staying so warm, I know I’ll have better runs if I get up and go in the morning.

27.  This morning’s run.  So thankful I didn’t miss the beauty God has created for us to enjoy by staying in bed this morning.  A country road in the morning light provides such serenity and joy.

morning run

What are you thankful for this week?

Thankful Thursday

I know, I know…I have been slacking on my Thankful Thursday posts. I mentioned the reasons yesterday, though that’s not really a great excuse to miss out on sharing life’s gifts. I love seeing so many of my friends taking November as a month to share what they’re thankful for over on Facebook. For those of you doing this, I challenge you to continue on past November. Even if you don’t share it, there is something so positive in examining your daily blessings..even if it’s simply being thankful for another day.

Today I had the opportunity to spend some time with 2 great teachers…both of which I’m related to by marriage. Joshua’s aunt an cousin happen to work at the same school so I went to spend the day shadowing them. Can I just say, I am so thankful for the experience (#21) and for the incredible work both of them are doing in their classrooms (#22). It felt good to be in a school learning from the experts.

I know I still have so much to learn but God keeps solidifying this calling. He is constantly reminding me that I am on the right path. God is good and I know my happiness rests in doing what He has called me to do (#23).

The last few weeks have reminded me how important it is to SLOW DOWN and take time to remember life’s blessings. Life should never be so busy that I don’t stop to praise our amazing Father for the work he is doing in my life.

What are you thankful for this week?