In a week where an American Senator was booed for advising listeners to vote their conscious, I thought I might need to dig deep for ten things to feel thankful for. It wasn't so hard in the end.
I started with a little binge watching of The West Wing as an antidote to the actual political situation I had been watching. The writing on that show always makes me feel better. Sometimes a little denial and escapism is just what the situation calls for.
I wrapped up another twenty-four hour drive to return home safe and sound. There was a lot to see along the way. Gas prices are down, and it was my fist trip in my smaller, more fuel efficient car.
I got time with all of my kids this week, had a chance to catch up with my husband after his recent mission trip, and saw extended family at the 3rd birthday party of my niece's daughter.
I still have a few more days of summer break before I have to return to work. I am savoring those days.
I have also been savoring vine ripened tomatoes this week.
Ten good things are sprinkled in my list--simple things, things that shouldn't be taken for granted but often are. The kind of things that are rediscovered on a week where I have to look closely for the roses to stop and smell.