Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Summer!

Summer is officially here! Not only is it already hot in St. Louis, I've already made my first trip to the Muny for the season. Right now, I'm thankful that I'm young enough that I can have dreams and big ideas for my summers and not be too discouraged when they don't work out.

So far, this summer's plans include:
-spending as much time with Mitch as possible
-really getting into God's Word
-going to the lake
-loving on my little man
-visiting my favorite people
-getting in shape
-losing weight
-not planning (ironic, huh?)
-having fun!

So, here's to being old enough to have options and young enough to be flexible!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Smiling

There are some days when I can't think of anything to write about for this post. I feel like I've said just about everything, and I don't want to be redundant.

But this week, I think I'm most thankful for the experiences I've had that pout a smile on my face.

It's no secret that I don't smile near as much as normal when I'm under stressful situations. But this week, I got to spend time with my favorite people. I got to see my favorite little man and play with him. I got to see my heart-family, and even though we stuck to our normal routine of hanging out and then running around on errands, it was really the best day.

And then even though I had to leave them and come back home, I got to spend the evening outside with the boyfriend. We played tennis with some other people- me playing for the first time EVER, and he was supportive. It was a good evening, and it definitely put a smile on my face.

So, this week, I am definitely thankful for the things that put a smile on my face and in my heart. What are you thankful for?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thankful Thursday: A Privilege, Not a Right

One of the reasons I enjoy being back home is that I get to see my boyfriend and spend quality time with him. During the semester, I get to see him maybe once a month. Right now, since he's been sent to work on a far-away job, we're averaging seeing each other about once a week. It's not the ideal situation, but I am thankful to even have that opportunity.

So, last night was date night- our first one in, oh I'd have to say about 2 or 3 months. We went to dinner, which was followed by a nice walk on the riverfront. It's pretty much my favorite date night activity, and I was glad Mitch let me pick even though he probably did not want to go for a walk after working all day.

So, this week I am thankful for being able to see Mitch more frequently again, because I have learned that it is a privilege, and not a right. What are you thankful for?