Thankful Thursday

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.

Thankful Thursday

I’m not really a “sports” kinda gal.  I don’t ever watch football or basketball on TV.  I don’t follow any college or professional teams.  Sure if you ask me who I’m rooting for it would be BYU or the Dodgers or Lakers simply because that is where I grew up or went to school.  But honestly I could really care less, it’s just not my thing.

But then there is another side of me – the “sports” mom side.  If my kids are playing I’m there and I’m cheering for them.  This summer found me just out of the hospital barely able to walk and yet there I was on the sidelines in a wheelchair watching my son play.  Because it is important to me to.

Today I’m grateful for awesome coaches.  My son plays high school ball.  He’s not a starter so he doesn’t play much but he has got some fabulous coaches.  I’m there at every game watching and waiting for those couple of minutes my son gets to play.  Watching some of the most recent displays by other coaches and players on other teams has made me realize just what a blessing it is to have coaches who are able to keep their temper in check and expect their players to do the same.  So today my hat is off to Coach Pollock & Coach Jones and all the other individuals who selflessly give their time and talents as coaches.  This “sports mom” thanks you.

There is always something to be grateful for.  What are you thankful for?

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.