This week I’m sharing three things I’m thankful for right now. I hope it will inspire you to consider the good things you have in your life, too.
- The big exciting news I have to tell you is that Dale and I went to Boston on Tuesday for x-rays on his leg and . . . drumroll . . . his bones have grown back together! He is, as the doctor said, out of the woods in terms of infection and his leg is healed to the point that we don’t have to go back again. Woot! He’s still dealing with swelling and some pain, his physical therapy will continue for the foreseeable future but his leg is not broken anymore. And as of last week he could actually get a real shoe on that foot. I’m so happy that he’s made this progress, and within a normal time frame, too.
- I’m thankful for firewood. We had 2 cords delivered recently with 2 more on the way and that should be enough for the winter. For the first time ever I actually helped Dale stack it! We loaded the garden cart together and brought it up to the deck and set up the rack and filled it up. This rack doesn’t hold a ton of wood but it’s our . . . staging area . . . for the wood we bring into the house. Setting this up meant moving the deck furniture around a bit but we’ve come up with a configuration that might actually allow us to keep a couple of the couches up there through the winter. While I can’t say it was fun to stack firewood I can say that it felt good to help Dale with this task. He always says something about how a man who stacks his own firewood gets warmed twice and for the first time ever it made sense!
- I’m thankful for my gratitude journal. This may seem redundant but hear me out! In August of 2019 I started writing 5 things I’m thankful for in a journal every morning while my coffee brews. This lists are short and quick and now that I’ve been writing them for ever a year I’m going back to see what I wrote each day. As in, today when I write my list I will also go back and read what I wrote on October 8, 2019. It’s been really cool to see what was going on and remember certain situations. I’m thankful for this practice and for the record keeping it has provided.
And that’s my list of thankful things for this Thursday. If you wrote a post for today please add your link below.