Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thought for Thursday {Little Things}

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Well, forgive me for not being around much this week. I got hit by a very nasty stomach bug and I'm still in bed not feeling well as I type this. I absolutely hate being sick. I feel like I'm no good to anyone and that I waste so much time accomplishing nothing! However, it does give me time to think. And as I sit here and feel sorry for myself, because I'm not feeling well, I started making a list of all the little things that have happened this week that are positive and wonderful and that I'm grateful for. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of all the good that life brings us, instead of dwelling on the not so good things. So, that's what I'm doing today:

  • Being able to have the time to start teaching myself GIMP. Thanks to my bloggy bestie Kelly, I'm armed with tons of tutorials and made two blog headers yesterday, just playing around and teaching myself. I love being armed with new knowledge so I don't have to depend on others!

  • David has started working on me a craft area in the garage. When they moved in, I lost my craft room and haven't had any real craft space in the last 6 months. He is remedying this for me and I'm so excited for him to finish and me to have a place to escape to.

  • Re-reading The Hunger Games - and loving it even more the second time. I've zipped right through it, just like the first time. And I'm falling in love all over again. I can't wait for the movie.

  • Having our 10 year old put on a movie and crawl into bed with me when he got home from school. It was sweet that he took some time out of his busy after school bike riding and catch playing schedule to spend with me.

  • Having a dependable, loving, supportive and super sweet fiance. He always takes care of our home and the kids when I'm not feeling well. And when I am well, he still does way more than his part in household and kid duties - and I'm so thankful for him.

So, even as I sit here in my pj's, sick for the second day and in dire need of a shower, I still have a beautiful life and so much to be thankful for. It's all the small things that truly make our life amazing. And I need to take the time daily to appreciate and be thankful for all the little moments and things that make this life so beautiful.

*What is on your mind this week, today, this very minute? What have you been thinking? Link up and share with us! And as always, if you tweet about it use  #thoughtforthursday. I appreciate every one of you. Last week I hit 10 linkups - my most so far. My dream is that this linkup continues to grow and take on more participants, because this is a very special feature to my heart!

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  1. Sometimes it's when we're not feeling well that we realize all we have to be thankful for. I really like that quote up on top, did you write it? Hope you are feeling well soon!

  2. i love GIMP!! yay open source. and that is too sweet about the 10yr old crawling into bed with you. i hope you feel better soon!

  3. I've LOVED reading your list. So great. Also love your "dear God" photo - so true!! I've been sick, too. Ugh. (HUGS) Hope you feel better soon. It's the pits!

    I can't wait for the HG movie, either. Is it March yet?! :D

    I have a Thankful Thursday link-up too - would love to see you join!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  4. Lovely positive post:) and I hope you feel much better now!

    I also love Thought for Thursday :) look forward to it every week. Xoxo

  5. great post as always, hope your are feeling much better today, sending love and hugs your way....

    Claire xox