This is not a “new” idea. Thankful Thursday has been around for years. Back when I was regularly posting on my personal blog I often put up a Thankful Thursday post. I searched the internet looking for the originator of the idea but it is hosted on so many different blogs I couldn’t begin to guess who gets the credit for it. My personal blog doesn’t get posted on anymore but I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. I’m going to be putting up a Thankful Thursday post regularly on this blog. Sometimes it will be about reading or blogging and other times it will be more personal like today’s post.
Many of you who have followed this blog for a while know that we had a rough summer around here. While taking my son to the hospital I fell in the entry way and broke my leg. Both my son and I were admitted. I ended up in emergency surgery to have a rod placed in my leg and my son ended up spending the next 5 weeks in the hospital.
Now 6 months later my leg is fully healed and I can once again run, hop, skip and jump. Simple things like going up and down the stairs, bending over to pick something up and taking a shower are things I used to take for granted. Now I’m grateful for the little things I am able to do and I have gained much compassion for those who have physical ailments.
As for my son. If he makes it to school today and tomorrow (which I have no reason to doubt he will) then he will have completed the entire semester without missing a day which is truly miraculous. He’s happier and healthier than he has been in a very long time.
I truly have much to be grateful for this holiday season!
I invite you to join me…. Put up your own post, leave a comment or just take a minute to think of something you are grateful for.