Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thankful Thursdays (#3)

Well I've been way out of it this week. On Tuesday I was convinced it was already Wednesday, and then this morning, Chris asked if I was going to do a Thankful Thursday this week and I said, "yeah, tomorrow". Again, I thought it was Wednesday. Wow. That means I thought it was Wednesday three days in a row this week...I don't know how much more out of it you can be!

Anyway, it's time for Thankful Thursday!! I love these. I hope you love them, too.

This week, I'm thankful for opportunities. Last night I went to have coffee with a friend and had to pay with my credit card because when I checked my wallet, I only had a single dollar. This morning on my way to work, I was stopped at the light beside the Key Bridge in Rosslyn. There was a homeless guy on the corner, I remembered the dollar, and started to roll down my window to give it to him when the light turned green. (Note: I NEVER give money to homeless people, but at this church Chris and I went to weeks and weeks ago, I remembered just at that moment that they were doing something called the One Dollar Campaign, and since I had never participated, the opportunity just seemed so right! I mean, I had a dollar, there was a person who obviously needed it more than I did, and I had remembered that campaign all within like 30 seconds.) Anyway, no one honked at me while I stopped traffic (during rush hour!) to finish rolling down my window and lean out the passenger side of my car to give the guy the dollar. Also, I want to point out, that I realize my dollar could have been given in a more effective manner, but it just seemed right at the moment. The guy said, "God bless you woman" and I drove to work. I know it's lame, but I felt good about the opportunity. It wasn't much but I hope that dollar is used for good purposes.

Now it's your turn. Leave a comment below and let us know what you're thankful for. Serious, superficial, or otherwise, we want to hear about it :)

7 comments:

Chris said...

I'm thankful for tribe basketball tomorrow!

kelly said...

I'm thankful for amazing friendships that continue from far away:)

also: you posted at 11:11, did you make a wish?!

Liz Ketner said...

all day today I thought it was Monday...and I'm thankful it's not!

Lauren said...

I'm thankful for the sun because somehow it always puts me in better spirits. It was rainy and gross all day today and I have so much work to do by tomorrow. I was crabby all day until I was walking home and the clouds parted for a couple minutes and the sun came out. It definitely made me smile and remember not to worry about the little things :)

Dorothy said...

I am thankful for open minds and shared idea of the people around me.

erin said...

I'm thankful for the interview i just had at the humane society yesterday. it's round 1 of hopefully just two rounds of interviews. But it's every interview i go on that gives me more hope for finding the perfect job where i'm meant to be.

LA-jan said...

I'm thankful they are almost done with redoing the floors in our ICU; but not too thankful, though because tonight is still a mess with the floor job and my eyes are red and they hurt.