It's amazing how much you can accomplish when you get up two hours before your kids! Today is fall program registration, so I got up so I could be on the phone at 7am to get Nolan into his Sea Turtle swimming lessons. Only 18 minutes on hold and I got our first choice. Nice. And yes it's nice that Nolan sleeps till 9; but the trade off is no more naps... So maybe I should get up earlier more often. Maybe.
So today as I was reading my Bible (without interruption!) and writing in my journals, I reached 1000 things in my 'thankful journal' - only 4 years after I started, way back on a road trip to South Dakota. I was reading a book that I don't even remember, but it was about happiness I think, and suggested writing down what you were grateful for. I had a new notebook (I have a weakness for new notebooks), and I liked the idea, so I jotted down a handful of things every now and then as I thought about it. Then I read Ann Voskamp's blog and book about being thankful, and now I'm working through 40 Days to a Joy Filled Life... so many different ways to convey the same message - being thankful is good for you in every way!
What are you thankful for today? Do you write them down?