Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ten Blessings

Facebook is often lit up with cries for help on Sunday nights. "Don't let the weekend be over!" "I don't want to go to work tomorrow!" "Dang, the weekend goes too fast!" It would be easy to get sucked into that mindset, and I've been trying to fight it.

Weekends are awesome. There's no doubt about that. However, I started thinking today about WHY they're so great. Is it THAT bad to have to go to work on Monday? If I didn't work Monday - Friday, wouldn't weekends be just 2 other days? Mom says they are for her. On the message boards that I frequent, I did a short post about this, and listed a few thoughts on the subject. It turned into a short list of blessings in my life.

Here, I'm going to list ten. I bet I could do ten a day for a long time, but I'm not going to. I'm just going to hit on the ones that I'm thinking a lot about tonight.
  1. I have an awesome job. I work for a great company and I'm good at what I do. I enjoy it and I like the people I work with and I love my customers.
  2. My granddaughter is here every other weekend. Her Mom is so good to let us have her. She lights up our lives and gives us a ton of laughter.
  3. Kevin is working at a job he likes. He can see himself being at this company for a LONG time, and that makes me happy and relieved.
  4. The weather has been amazing. it has afforded us many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors before winter comes and shuts us inside.
  5. Tim has settled in to being one of us. He laughs with us and jokes with us and puts up with our weirdness. He's got a touch of weirdness himself, which doesn't hurt.
  6. Monica and Natalie will pitch in and help when things need done around here. They don't tidy up on their own, but they are willing to help. That's good enough for me.
  7. I have a comfortable home with all necessities and many luxuries. Wireless internet, DirecTV, and Diet Coke, just to name a few.
  8. My parents are healthy and happy and can join our weekend fun. Mom feeds us from time to time, too. Bonus!
  9. I have a husband who loves me and puts his family first. He doesn't go out and leave us wondering what he's doing or where he is. He's here. With us.
  10. We have four kids who are all healthy, smart, loving and kind.


Anonymous said...

You are so blessed. Vicki

Lindie said...

It's good to count your blessings. Puts everything into perspective! I count my sons in law as major blesings. They are wonderful to my daughters and to their children.

Toon said...

Yeah, but it's still Monday... grumble grumble...

Anonymous said...

I can't find on blessing here that isn't a blessing even if it existed as your only blessing at the time. Lovely. And lovely that you realize it all for what it is.