So last week I did my first “Thankful Thursday” post. I think I am going to make this a regular thing. I am not promising EVERY Thursday, but regular, none the less. I want to be a thankful person and this is an easy way to stay in that thankful mindset. I have so much to be thankful for, yet it can be so easy to grow complacent. So here we are, Thursday again, and many things to be thankful. Just a few….
I love Essie nail polish. It really is far superior to any other nail polish I have tried. But at almost $8 a bottle, lets just say it’s a rare treat to go buy one. This particular color was a gift from my husband. He knows how much I love to go and look at all the pretty colors, but most of the time leave empty handed. So for our anniversary he took me to go and pick one out. It took me like 10 minutes to decide because I love most of the colors :) but I ended up getting this “madison ave-hue” color. I love how it appears purple or pink depending on what it’s worn with. It’s the perfect ingredient to make me feel girly and cute on days where diapers and dog poop consume my time.
I am so thankful for the glimmer of hope and fun I can have with my kids on hard days. This particular day was especially hard and I was finding myself being short with the kids, so what did we do? Built a fort in Ian and I’s closet, shut the door, got some glow sticks out, and played in there for a good 30 minutes or so. We had a great time. (This was BY FAR the best picture I got in that dark closet, and it’s far from decent.)
I am really enjoying washi tape these days. It’s an easy way to make something bright and happy. But the only thing better then a pile of washi tape, is a pile of washi tape in my great-grandmother’s jadeite bowl. This is probably my favorite dish I own, and I love dishes, because it’s one of the only things of my great-grandmother’s that I have to remember her by. It is a well loved and well used part of our family history.
You may be wondering why I actually USE such a precious piece and I have two reasons. One, my great-grandmother was a very practical, hard working lady. She worked at a hardware store and didn’t have too many fancy things. I think she would have wanted me to use the dish rather then just have it sitting in storage. And two, because what fun is having an heirloom if you don’t use it? I think of her every time I use it, and I think she would have wanted that.
And last, but not least, I am so thankful for Skype! We Skype someone in our family most everyday. I love that our kids get to see their grandparents even though we live thousands of miles away. (Yes, that is my mother on the computer in the background, probably playing the “Is this the same?” game!)
Hope you are able to find a few things you are thankful for, even if they are as silly as nail polish, tape, or glow sticks. These are simple but good gifts that we’ve been given and to delight in them is a good thing. And of course, all of this thankfulness is TO the Creator and Sustainer, Jesus, who gives all good gifts.