Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I decided to try a new meme today with inspiration from Yummy Mummy's branching out and Akal Ranch supplying the idea for Thankful Thursday

"Gratitude creates its own attitude..."

I am so thankful for family. I spent the weekend with my grandparents and they told me several things that I have been replaying in my mind all week:  

Nike, you have a husband that stands by you and a strong marriage... You have grandparents that adore you. Your daddy loves you. You have an amazing group of friends.  

Sometimes I need my family to speak my life truths back to me and I know when all else fails, I can count on them. They are such a blessing.

Likewise, I am thankful for friends. I am guilty of taking them for granted and am trying to consciously counteract that. We believe what we have is normal, but I have been reminded several times lately - most recently last night - how rare it is to have friends from childhood well into adulthood. I count those friendships among my greatest treasures. The relationship dynamics may change as time goes on, but the relationships are still precious and worthy of care. 


Yummy Mummy said...

I definitely think that sometimes we take our family and friends for granted. It's so important to remember how important they really are. Thank you for the gorgeously written reminder :)

I've been getting into the meme thing lately. I even have another one for tomorrow. I'm going through a blogger's block phase, so they help get the juices flowing...

Aki Mori said...

Until your post, I'd never heard of a "meme". It took me awhile to kind of figure the meaning out, even with the help of the internet. What a handy concept! (And more importantly, thanks for your elegant reminder about friendship!)