1. I got to go work out with my two teenage sons at 5:30 am, which means a. I have two children God has blessed me to love for 17 and 15 years respectively b. both are healthy enough to work out c. both are motivated and have goals d. they like me enough to be seen with me (at least by the 13 other people at the Y)
2. My energy lasted all day. As my friend Doris says, Thank-the-lujah!
3. During my shopping fast I’m being forced to think outside the box about my outfits. Today I pulled off a new one that was, as a bonus, totally comfy for my long day.
4. My friends are having an adoption benefit to raise money for their adoption from Colombia. This excites me. I enjoy thinking about what wonderful parents they will be. I also enjoy thinking about how adoption is a beautiful picture of the gospel. They have been waiting for two years on this process- anything that feels like it moves them forward is good.
5. My friend at work did beautifully in her surgery yesterday and the doctors caught the cancer early. (Still praying for her total recovery)
6. My husband is handling planning my birthday. I do not feel like planning my own this year, so I am delighted.
7. Gave Emma the photo of Welly the cat curled up on a suitcase (which is his very favorite thing to sleep on) that my parents developed, even adding a soft focus effect (hilarious). Emma was delighted and made immediate plans to hang the picture in her locker at school for all to see her beloved cat.
8. Gorgeous, flaming red sugar maple tree I see on my way to work. (love, love, love fall!)
9. Was reminded today that it’s never too late to change your thinking or habits. The line from the Switchfoot song went rumbling through my head- “This is your life. Are you who you wanna be?” I’m so thankful that God has done so much transformation in my thinking which has led to changes in the way I feel and act. I like who I am becoming, and I feel free to admit I have so much work yet to do.
10. French Onion Chicken for dinner. Healthy, frugal and tasty= my kind of dinner!