Thankfulness Thursdays :: Week 1

Today kicks off week one of Thankfulness Thursdays where we meet up each week to share what we are thankful for from now until Thanksgiving.  You can write a simple list or focus on writting about one thing you are thankful for.  No rigid rules! 

Also feel free to use the above image in your blog post if you wish!

You can find out more information about the link up here.


It is funny that as soon as I put it out there that I would do this themed post link up, I was overwhelmed by fear of commitment.  It is something I had considered for weeks and after about two specific situations, I decided that was my cue to do something about it. 

And yet once I put it out there I questioned everything. 

What if no one links up?  What if it is 9:00 pm Wednesday night and I haven't written up my post yet {because we go to bed at 9:00 like a bunch of old folks and I usually try to shut down blog life much earlier than that to hang with my husband}? 

What if I have nothing to say?

And that is about when I had to slap my face silly and say, "really, you are afraid you have nothing to be thankful for?" 

And then I realized that I am so consumed by so much self doubt, insecurities, and question everything...that my mind is too consumed with negative thoughts to focus on retraining them into positive thoughts.

So today's thought of thankfulness is on accountability. 

Not that any of you are going to hunt me down and get in my face but that by putting myself out there, I know that having the accountability of this weekly link up is what is going to change me.

Because accountability has proven itself in the past.

It is when I commit to finishing a book, that by honoring the follow through, I am extremely blessed.  It is when my husband who gets to see the ins and outs of my personality...every pretty and ugly day I have...that when he challenges me to look at the negativity of my heart...that I am able to pull myself out of a slump.  It is in making a to do list so that I have some form of guideline at being responsible for my time at home.

Being thankful...and being joyful...takes work sometimes.  And it is so much easier to take the easy way out.  But I know that accountability is going to pull through for me in the end.

I have no idea how this weekly post on thankfulness will change me...but I know it will.  Because it is hard...and it is scary.  And that is what tells me that I am doing exactly the right thing.  

While looking for photos to add to this post, I stumbled upon an old post on "Thankful Post Its."  I found the images incredibly fitting and a friendly reminder of all that I am blessed with.

Is there a risk you know you need to take but are too hesitant to follow through?