Here's the deal: I am an UNDERACHIEVER...and I'm totally o.k. with it. This month is NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. I was going to get involved, and then I looked at the house I have to pack up and the imminent zombie attack that's about to break out and I was all, "Nahhhhhh."
Instead, I'm committing myself to something a lot easier, because...have I mentioned that I'm an underachiever? This month will be my Thirty Days of Thanks, because if there's one thing I know, it's this: If you think your life sucks, or if you having some struggles, show some gratitude and go help an old lady cross the street or something. You'll feel a lot better about your lot in life, and nine times out of ten, the old lady will give you one of those fruity hard candies that old ladies like to carry around in their purses.
Without further ado, day one of Thirty Days of Thanks:
Sneaky Hugs. On my morning walk that I ran smack dab into my son outside of his school. I sneaked in a big hug before his friends came around the corner.
Double Rainbow and a knock at the door. A dear friend was driving by and stopped to knock on the door and made sure that I saw the double rainbow in the sky.
Bully at school. A bully at school said something mean to one of the other children, and it made me feel not quite as guilty about writing that "frank, open, and honest" email to his dad last week.
What are you thankful for today?