Thankful Thursday

Today I’m thankful for have a Thankful Thursday practice. Even though I miss a Thankful Thursday post here and there, it’s the one blog habit I’m pretty good about.

Thinking about the things I’m thankful for during the week is exactly what I need to keep on keeping on. I have my ups and downs during the day and the week, just like most people. But, stopping the pity party, or frustration train is a lot easier when I think about the many things I have to be thankful for.

Seriously this pic has nothing to do with my post, other than I’m Thankful every time I get to run with Elya, and especially thankful when we see cool things!

I know it may sound silly but I’m thankful that I practice thankfulness every day. I did a challenge a few years ago 100 days of happy (I think that’s what it was called). Post something in your life that makes you happy every day for 100 days (or maybe it was 30…I don’t remember…it actually may have been 7 days…oh whatever…there was a challenge…that’s the main thing). That really stuck with me, and I turned it into finding something to be thankful for every day (on bad days I find something every hour, or every few minutes), and doing a thankful post on Thursdays each week.

A snake we saw on that same run.

I’m not really patting myself on the back…I got the idea from someone else, so it wasn’t my brilliant idea, and it took a little training to make thankfulness a habit in my daily life. It’s easy to get caught up in being busy and living life, and forget to stop and be thankful, and I have days I’m better at it than others. But, I’m thankful that this practice helps me feel calm, content, satisfied, happy, and like the weight of whatever negative emotions have popped up that day are easier to overcome. So, I’m thankful for being thankful, for putting in the work to live a thankful life. And, thankful for the challenge, no matter how many days it was, that started the thankful trend!

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