Wednesday, July 25, 2007

A cure for getting over you dang self - maybe

I've been thinking that maybe the best way to get over my dang self is to be more thankful. That's not to say that I won't speak up for what needs being spoke up for. My theory is the more we are thankful about things in our life, the more we pay attention to even the tiniest joys the easier it is to take all the yuck in the world. Since I'm having a hard time seeing the beauty through all the yuck in the world it's time to be more thankful.

Some things to be thankful for:

I've learned to knit and crochet and I'm learning to spin. I love this new fiber passion of mine and love that it has "stuck." It helps me when I'm down. I love seeing something become in front of my eyes.

I'm thankful for the local farmers here in Lawrence and all over the world who take care to grow things with care for the environmental so I might eat as locally as possible and eat yummy and nutritionally rich food.

I'm thankful for my husband who accepts and loves me for who I am. Who works hard for our family in a job he doesn't particularly like so may homeschool our kids and own our home.

I'm thankful he was able to find work in town so he can ride his bike to work in the summer so we save on fuel and it's kinder to the environment and we see him more often. He often works from home in the morning so we can chat here and there and the kids can get hugs and good mornings from Dad.

Thanks Tracy for getting us started. Heymom want to join too?


  1. Funny how many of us went on a thankful spree yesterday! I didn't blog it, but ad a long chat with my kids about it. Yesterday was my Dad's b-day and I told my kids all the things I loved about my Dad (they never met him). Then, I told them it would help Mom get out of a grumpy funk if we went back to our habit of saying 3 good things about our day. (And yes, I just read your friend Tracy's blog.. Mom's bday and 3 things... too weird)

  2. I am thankful for friends I can share myself with even when I'm not over my dang self!

  3. Ah, man! I was enjoying my dang funk! Now that I'm put on the spot, I'm gonna have to think happy thoughts. shoot! (Just kidding!)....Actually, thankful thoughts are probably just what I need. I'll get to work on it.