Monday, August 15, 2011

Thankfulness Project Monday

Sometime ago I came across this blog:  Musings of a Counselor and have been following her ever since.  I'm inspired by the positive outlook and leash on life that the posts prevail.  Always giving me something to think about.

Today....her topic is "Thankfulness Project Monday"  Click on the link to check it out. 

Here is my shot at the "Thankfulness Project Monday"

Children:  My children are the reason I get up regardless of how bad I am truly feeling.  This last week, we celebreated both of their birthdays.  I'm continue to amuse myself at how beautiful each of these two individuals are.  As frustrating as parenting can be.  It is equally (if not more) rewarding.  I'm so blessed by their special spirits.  Their resiliant hearts and personalities.  I'm thankful that they have blessed my life and continue to do so!

Mango Peach Salsa:  It is my new drug of choice.  We recently bought a house.  Our realitors "thank you"  to us was to throw an Open House Party.  We combined it with our childrens bd parties and I lost count at 40 people/children who were at our home on Saturday.  S* brought all the food and drinks.  She brought LOTS of Mango Peach Salsa.  I've never had it. I never tried it on Saturday.  Honestly, the only thing I ate while we had company was the frosting off the knife (as I put it in the sink), a pork sandwhich and lots of M&M's (bc they were easy to eat and visit and keep track of several children jumping on a trampoline.  That evening, I had some of the Salsa.  My mouth is sore.  I've had a tad TO MUCH salsa.  Right I am typing this...I have a bowl sitting beside me.  No chips.  Just mango peach salsa.

Shoes:  I'm so thankful that my familyy has the ability to provide my children with shoes.  Many families don't.  As frustrated and irratated as I was about having to go shoe shopping this morning.  I am lucky that I can have this opportunity.  There have been many different times in the past that I could not buy my children 2 pair of shoes from our favorite small (VERY SMALL) town personal shoe shop.  (THe owner is awesome. People come from all over the country to 'see' this lil-BIG store and their wonderful prices).  I'm thankful that I was able to let my children each purchase 2 pair of shoes that they wanted and not have to worry about how I was going to pay for them.  I also bought myself a new pair of D.ansko's...I'm a D.ansko and K.een freek.

Home: I'm blessed to have the home that I have.  It is peaceful.  It is quiet.  It is warm. It is inviting.  It is mine.  After having to nearly foreclose on a home 6 years ago, renting for many years before the purchase of that home and renting for the last 6 yrs....I'm blessed to have the home I have.  And now...more than ever before....I don't want to leave my home!!  Ever!

Thanks Musings of A Counselor for your sweet inspirations each week!


Counselor Musings said...

I love this! I'm so happy that you've found it to be helpful! I'm a huge fan of mango peach salsa, and could eat the jar in one sitting if there weren't other people around. YUM!

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

I'll definitely have to check out the counselor's work!

And I could eat mango peach salsa for hours on end. Chicken breast, covered in mango peach salsa, covered in mozarella cheese, baked at 350*...YUMMY!