This week was ROUGH. Even as I type now, I am feeling stressed and frantic and anxious. I’m out of sorts and unsettled. I hate that.
The demands on my time this week outweighed the time I had to meet them. At this very moment, I’ve got emails I know I need to read and respond to and a toddler refusing to nap.
I went into this week with some pretty big expectations and, as I end this week, those expectations are unmet. It’s ok. It’s probably for the best, the way things turned out. But it all adds a bit more resistance to my walk through the day.
Weeks like this are what thankfulness Friday was made for. Because despite all of this, I am still blessed.
This week, I am thankful for…
… toddler hugs and the instant calm they bring.
… my husband – his unwavering ability to stay steady when my emotions make me wobbly, his infinite patience, his endless pursuit of an unstressed me, and his brain.
… wine. (yes, a repeat visitor to this Friday list; can you blame me?).
… extra morning pajama time.
… Christmas music.
… family who actively carve out time to spend with us.
… text messages that remind me that time with friends is so important.
… my little corner of the Internet here – where I preserve even the tiniest memories with my daughter and where I meet so many wonderful people to share those memories with me.
… starting new holiday traditions.
… a moment to take a deep breath.
… hope for the future.
And here, on the other side of this post, I feel calmer, my inbox hasn’t seen a new email since I sat down, and the toddler is asleep. There is magic in these thankful Fridays.
Happy weekend, peeps. Hope you’re getting your holiday spirit on. I know we will be.