Thursday, May 21, 2009


Do you say thank you?
This is one thing I try to always do.

I thank strangers for holding doors, for commenting on how cute my baby is, for not touching my cute baby, for letting me go in front of them at the store etc.
I thank the really important people in my life for just being there, for loving me, for dinner, for listening to me, for making me laugh, for everything really.
I thank God for providing for me, for loving me, for being there always.

And you know what? It makes me feel good. Sometimes, and this is really wild, I thank God and the people around me for "bad" things - like telling me I can't do something or meet a goal - and you know why? Because there is always a really good reason for it even if that reason is hidden at the time, I always figure it out in the end, and am thankful for those unanswered prayers.

The answered ones and the unexpected ones are that much sweeter.

Know what else is really nice? When someone tells you how much they appreciate you.
My boss - and pretty much all of my coworkers - told me yesterday how much he appreciates my hard work [and that he can't wait for me to be back!], my husband told me how much he appreciates the way I take care of things in our family.... And I told each of them how I appreciate the opportunity to work from home and make my own schedule, and how I too appreciate what he does for our family and how much he loves me/us.

Those days, the appreciated days and the thank you days, those are my favorite. They make the hard days a little easier to handle.

OH YA! and I completed day 2 of my couch to 5k program [&the 100 push up challenge] I am still deciding which race to make my goal - will keep you posted. G really loves running with her mom....

So, thank you for reading this today and all the other days. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my life. I appreciate you.


Tricia said...


I also make sure to always thank people and try and make people feel appreciated. It is so nice to hear it back from someone sometimes. Congratulations on all your hard work!

Kara said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration to so many!

renee said...

and thank you for accepting my appology and being my friend again :D i love you.

Joy said...

Love the car seat! I have the same one! Just so you know. You can remove the entire lining from the plastic base, including the straps if you need to rinse them off. (cranberry juice incident)

I'm all about the thank yous too. Truly a much more important word then the word "please" if you think about it.