Sunday 19 January 2020

Another dose of Thankfulness

I feel like I have had the most amazing week. Some of that is because there have been some great times, but I think the rest is just that I am grateful for my life. I don't really share any of the tough times on here anymore, some of them are not just mine to share and others are just too private. As the children grow older and near adults, I can't share their stuff, it's not mine.

Does that mean I am not being authentic on my blog anymore? I do worry about that, but it is what it is. I can't and won't share parts of my life, they're private, but what I do still share is the overall feeling of my life and that is that I am grateful and so fortunate to have good people around me.

So no, I don't feel like I am faking it, or being overly positive as a mask for the less good things that happen, or the ongoing situations that make me sad.  I am sharing everything I feel I can share, those things that are mine alone. Maybe one day, when I write my book, I'll be able to share some of the others.

This week a few of the things that have made me really happy are attending a conference at my home this weekend and having a great session about serving in your community and not continually seeking the next move.

Miss E taking the initiative to cook us brownies on Sunday. They were so good with some Hagen Daz salted caramel ice cream!

Being remembered and receiving a little gift from one of our ex-volunteers, that left around five years ago.

Digging in to Total Forgiveness by R T Kendall. I am finding it really good and very helpful. I don't find it easy to forgive and had forgotten that it can be a continual process. I've had some great times in the prayer centre this week reading and praying.

I was super busy with work the other day and got ahead of myself, so I headed out to a local cafe that make great pancakes with a homemade butterscotch sauce, and even got another blog post written whilst I was there!

Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day. You just have to seek it and sometimes that might mean looking very hard!

Have a great week ahead friends. Mich x