I had another post almost written.
It was about gratitude and why it’s important and that on some days it’s harder to be grateful and yet it’s an excellent discipline. Yes, that. Well, I’ve discovered that I simply must be careful what I write because it’s like the phrase be careful what you wish for.
Today was nothing like I expected.
In the scheme of life was it a worse day ever? Nope. There could be worse.
But, I’m telling you it wasn’t awesome. My lower level bedroom was flooded with water. Which resulted in that entire corner of the room being demoed. And it was a gross, gross, gross job. Like the absolute worse, get out the bleach, put a mask on, and go outside and get fresh air kind of gross.
Friends, it was also a most beautiful day.
My dad, who is in that picture helping my Samuel “steer” the pontoon at the lake, dropped everything and drove to my house and ripped out the walls with me. He removed framing, pried up tack boards, cut carpet, cleaned everything, and wiped it down with bleach. And he never, ever, once complained. Anytime I’d say I’m sorry Dad, he’d say back to me for what? Rachel? this is what we do for each other.
How can I be more grateful than for that?
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Today I’m grateful to have a dad that loves me so much.
I cannot wait to see your gratitude lists.
Keep sending in your “I’m am Enough” pics. I’d love it we could start changing profile pics so that ours have those – that could be super powerful. And make sure to check out the #findingjoy hashtag on instagram. It will leave you teary.
With joy. I’m humbled and honored to walk this journey with you.
Make sure to follow the FINDING JOY BLOG on Facebook to get the most current updates. Which will be timely except on days with massive water leaks. 🙂
I am super grateful that I have a friend who has gone out on a limb and allowed me to become a part of her life and her business.
I am so grateful to have parents who are giving us a loan so that we can buy a house while we wait for ours to sell. Soooooo grateful!
I am grateful that I was able to send my kids to girl scout camp and that I am picking them up in a little bit
I am extremely grateful for the messages of bloggers that enrich my life, something that never even existed for most of the years of my life, Yet now the joy I receive from being a blogger and reading and sharing the work of bloggers like Rachel is immeasurable!
I am grateful for my family and friends. And even though am a grandmother love reading this blog. And learning new things from here
Not sure if this should be here or on the Fabebook Page, but here goes:
I am grateful that my daughter is wiser than I am and is teaching me so much!
I am grateful for family that supports us
I am grateful for a roof over our heads, a job that is “enough”, a car that moves, heat, food on the table
I am grateful for awareness
I am grateful for inspirational writings
I am grateful I ran out of time before I ran out of things to be grateful for!