As I don't do one of these every single week, I thought that a permanent spot would be most beneficial to others. You can locate this post from my top menu.
Thankful Anyway Thursday is my response to all the thankfulness I read in Blogland.
Bloggers are thankful for their family, the roof over their head, food on the table, and so on.
Now don't get me wrong, we ought to be thankful for these things when so many do without. But it's easy to be thankful for these things. Too easy. How am I pushed spiritually and psychologically? I think I can push myself a little further.
I want to challenge myself to find the thankfulness in the, well..... the crap. The stuff that initially angers me, annoys me, depresses me, or generally makes me go, ARGH!
I want to find thankfulness in confusion, stress, anxiety, and ruts.
I believe strongly in the benefits of screaming, crying, or punching a pillow if that works for you. And then I believe in moving forward.
The idea is to be thankful for the ACTUAL CRAP, to turn it around.
So if your boss has been mean and unreasonable, being thankful for your loving husband is NOT the idea. Be thankful for the mean boss because he forces you to learn to stand up for yourself for example. If you have the flu, be thankful how it's forcing you to slow down and take time to nurture yourself.
C'mon, if I can do it, so can you.
Sometimes it's a small thing, and sometimes life is really tough. Important, frivolous, serious or humourous - it's all good.
I've come to not only enjoy these Thursday posts, but to find growth through them. Even if I don't find the time or inclination to post, I often compose something in my head from the week that has passed. And reading other bloggers' Thankful Anyways often inspires me.
So, wanna join me?
You can add this button to your side bar (if you do so I'll add your link in this post) or to your own individual Thankful Anyway Thursday post (if you spot mine, comment on it and I'll add your post link to my own).
Just Copy and Paste what's in the box, into a html widget or html part of your post.
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