That title needs an explanation, so I'll jump right in:
1. I'm thankful for a postcard in the mail, informing me that I am part of a class action lawsuit against Verengo Solar. I am not typically a litigious person, and I don't even have a problem with telemarketers who play by the rules, but one of my pet peeves is companies who do not observe the Do Not Call Registry, and another is telemarketers who argue with my request to "please add me to your do not call list." There for a while, we were receiving multiple calls each day, and some of the callers were downright rude. The prospect of receiving compensation doesn't delight me as much as the idea of justice being served. That'll teach them for being rude and ignoring the law! I know I shouldn't be so excited about this, but it really did put a smile on my face.
2. I'm thankful for other surprises in the mail. Clark sent out T-shirts to the participants of the Gravity Challenge this week. That was unexpected and provided a boost to just keep working toward my goal.
3. I'm thankful for little things that really aren't necessary, but are nice conveniences, things like kleenex, q-tips, and lens cleaner.
4. I'm also thankful for something that is necessary, but not always received--a good night's sleep. I generally sleep very well, which I know not everyone does, and I'm even more appreciative when a good night's sleep follows a more sleepless night.
5. I'm thankful for the ability to laugh. When Donna, Deedee's co-raiser, brought Deedee to me this week, Deedee was on a very short leash. Apparently that puppy gnawed through the leash on the car ride between our houses. Fortunately, she has another leash, and how can one be upset with a puppy who works so hard?
|Photo: Black lab guide dog puppy-in-training Deedee sits and stays|
6. I'm thankful for my kids. Though I mention my husband each week, I fail to mention my kids each week--but I am always thankful for each one of them.
7. I'm thankful for local church leadership. Last Sunday, our bishop and his counselors were released, and a new bishopric was called. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a lay clergy; these men do not seek the positions they hold, nor are they paid for their service. They are asked to serve, and bishops usually serve for about 6 years before another bishop is called. John was a counselor to the previous bishop, and was asked to be a counselor for the new bishop, too. Though things are busy during this transition time, it is amazing to see how smoothly the church runs.
8. I'm thankful for clouds. While cloudless blue skies are beautiful, too, the contrast of the clouds makes the sky even more beautiful, I think.
|Photo: A large cloud above a hilly desert landscape|
9. I'm thankful for challenges. John and I have signed up to run a half-marathon this fall. Part of me confidently thinks, "I can do this!" and part of me questions, "Am I crazy?" Of course, those two aren't mutually exclusive. Time will tell, I guess.
10. I'm thankful for John. We ran another 10K on Saturday--not a race, just a training run. It was nice to be out together, running, talking, and planning for the future. He has also been a tremendous help this week with projects that weren't entirely of his making, but that required his participation.
|Photo: John and I take a break from our run to snap a selfie|
So, what are you thankful for this week? There is still a little time to link up!
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