Taking a Moment to be Thankful

I had a bit of bummer class tonight. We were working on a project, had a set back, and now it feels like we have to start over, at least on one section.

It was one of the moments that made me feel like I might as well throw in the towel. But I refuse. I just am throwing in the towel for tonight.

Instead of stewing in my frustration, I decided to a little "thankful for" post. I see other bloggers do this all the time and I think it's important--to step away from frustrations and focus on what is good. I have a lot to be thankful for!

Here are a few things I'm thankful for this week:
- A visit from my mom complete with a homemade meal tonight. I love to cook but every once in a while it's great to have someone else cook for you. Plus it's great to hang out with my mom, not that she's ever actually that far away.
- My check engine light going off after being lit for 24 hours. I'm hopeful it was just a fluke thing that won't return. I'm definitely breathing a sigh of relief tonight.
- Not one, but two sunny days in the forecast for the weekend, which will include a trip to the padres for laundry, puppy snuggles, and other miscellaneous activities.
- Some great friends, new and old. I have some great people in my life. I don't know what I would do without them.
- Fresh produce being back in season. Prices are lower and taste is better.
- The summer being just two weeks away! It's hard to believe how quickly this first year has gone by. It's been amazing and I can't wait to see what else I'll get to see/do in the next 6 months.
- Simple things, like clean sheets, hot showers, and sweatpants. These are things that will never get old for me.
- A good work out. There is something so invigorating and mood lifting (it's a fact) about getting my sweat on.

What are you thankful for this week?


  1. I love your thankful list!!

    And I agree, a homecooked meal made by someone else is always a treat!

  2. I miss the homecooked meals by my mom. To be truthful, I think my skills maaaaaay have surpassed hers, but there's something to be said about food made with love. :p

  3. I've tried to be more thankful this week too! I have some "extra" days with Josh, so that's the thing I'm most thankful for, but certainly not the only thing! Thanks for all your comments on the blog this week, I am hoping to stay in this blogging regularly routine!

  4. I love this list. I hope it made your mood a little better.

    Just hang in there!

    Oh, and I love clean sheets & hot showers.

  5. I have been feeling a little frustrated and down lately, and I think a thankful post would be great medicine! I might have to post one this week... Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Thankful posts are the best when you feel frustrated. I hope making this list helped you. :)

    Today, I am thankful for a mom who calls me when I'm sick to check up on me at work, chocolate, and the ability to breathe out of my nose. Not that I can right now, but boy, do I miss it and I will appreciate it even more when I'm able to breathe again! ;)

  7. I love my happy Friday posts because even when I'm having a bad week having to think of 10 happy things totally perks me up.

  8. I'm thankful I've got a first appointment with a Chinese Medicine Doctor who hopefully can help me sort out some post Jorge nonsense.

  9. Please tell me how I can get in on these puppy snuggles that you speak of.