Integrity, Dogs, Shoes, Mr. Hot Stuff, Church, Alarm Clocks, & Service
It occurred to me while I was sitting in church today, that Sunday’s Seven Gratitudes would be a good subject for blogging. Some people post a daily gratitude, but my brain doesn’t always think to put stuff here. Maybe I should get better about posting from my phone. I guess I’ll save that for another day though.
- I have children (adultren? Could we please make that a word?) who try to live with integrity. If you are a parent, you know the value of this. I mean, I worried so much about them when they were in their “I’m going to steal jelly beans from the jelly bean jar” phase. (The purpose of the jelly bean jar is for another post.) Now they are mostly all grown and making a difference in the world by trying to live with integrity to who they are and their standards. It’s a parental payday.
- I have dogs. This statement will probably put my kids into shock nearly as great as when I went out and rescued Mr. Pepper (not our pointer’s real name, but it should have been) from the animal shelter. Dogs have probably been the best parenting help our family ever invested in. When life feels like crap to a kid, the dog understands. When a kid needs exercise, the dog drags him along. When you need a homework excuse, the dog will gladly oblige.
- Shoes. They help my feet not to hurt. I logically understand the whole barefoot movement, but my feet feel better in shoes.
- Mr. Hot Stuff. Expect to see him on this list regularly. He drives me crazy and keeps me sane. And he’s an awesome dad. Picking him to be their father was the best thing I ever did.
- Church. It helps me re-center and focus on the most important things in life.
- Alarm clocks. Because otherwise I would not get anything done when it needed to be.
- The chance to help someone else. There is nothing quite like the feeling that you get when you know you’ve made someone else’s day a little better.
What are your seven things? I love to hear about them in the comments.
winner-winner, veggie dinner 🙂