I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving. Here’s what I am thankful for this week!
Wednesday: I was feeling so yucky, I stayed home all day and didn’t even get out of my jammies, but it gave me time to catch up on my Bible reading, which I ashamedly had gotten behind on. I’m working through the Chronological Study Bible, following the 1-year plan. So glad to be on schedule again!
Thursday: Just happy to be alive! I thank God every day that I wake up. :)
Friday:I got to try real falafel (real as in made by a pro and fried instead of baked in my own oven). I liked it…but I like mine better! I was surprised. It makes me want to try falafel at other restaurants to see if it’s better than mine. It’s hard to believe I had the best before even knowing what it was supposed to taste like.
I ate too many sugar-free brownie bites, which turned my stomach into a distended roiling mass of gaseous fumes that didn’t want to actually dispel. Maltitol (a sugar substitute) and I have never gotten along and I knew I couldn’t tolerate very much of it, but I still overate the brownies, so I totally brought it on myself. Since I wasn’t able to do anything but lay in bed for the pain and discomfort, it gave me three good hours of reading time so I broke out my bible again! Fittingly, the reading left me considering gratitude b/c in it, Numbers 11, the Israelites were grumbling about the manna God had provided for their food and how they missed the good foods they had back in Egypt (the land where they had been slaves and that God had delivered them out of). Since food is near and dear to my heart, I could understand their discontent, but I could also see that I’ve made the same mistake and been ungrateful for what I have because I want something better. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to advance in life, but I do think it’s very important to also be thankful for what we have every moment, every day. That is one reason why I made this thanksgiving resolution, so it was nice to be reminded of it.
Sunday: God answered my prayers and called off the evil maltitol gases enough that I could get out of bed and go to Church without making everyone around me pass out! Woot!
Um, hello! It was Valentine’s Day, what do you think I was thankful for?? I am a million times thankful for my husband, my soul mate, the love of my life. And that all three I are the same person. ;)
Tuesday: Ooooh, lookey loo! I forgot that I’d won BSI: yogurt with my low-fat, low-sugar chocolate chip banana bread recipe, so I was surprised and delighted to find a prize in my mailbox when I got home from work today. $10 and a reuseable shopping bag (it’s not that small, it’s folded up inside the little one) that is a lot more stylish than the beige canvas ones I usually use. Thanks, Biz! I added the $10 to my “weight loss fund.” Every week that I meet my stickK.com goal and don’t have to give $5 to my anti-charity, I’m putting the $5 in an envelope to reward myself when I finish. I figure if I’m fighting to lose weight to keep from being punished (albeit a punishment I chose), then when I succeed I should be rewarded! I’m thinking a new pair of really good jeans!