My friend Grace is doing a 30 days of Thankful on her blog and invited others to play along.
Click here to check out her blog! I think this would be great for me, as I really need this. Life gets so crazy and overwhelming, and we all need to slow down and focus on what really matters. Also, it seems like these days everyone skips over Thanksgiving just goes from Halloween straight to Christmas. I want to slow time down a little, and enjoy every moment of the season.
For Day 1 I am thankful for my close friend Polly. She has three kiddos just like myself, and she's just one of those people who is accepting and real, and never judges anyone. I don't have to stress if she or her family is coming by about cleaning my house, and our families really enjoy hanging out and enjoying each others company.
Another reason her friendship sticks out with me is because she helped talk me "down" Tuesday evening. I have been super stressed lately, the last week I was trying my best to get everything done, attempt to be a super mom and have a pumpkin party for my kids, run everyone to their needed appointments, while being overwhelmed with work, and attempting to get ready for a hurricane. I also knew I had a UTI, but kept trying to deal with it or put off, or tell myself it was in my head. Not the best thing to do. I would up at Urgent Care Sunday, and it turned into a kidney infection as I let it go on way too long. Not a good thing to do. Despite putting my own health at risk, I was feeling exhausted but accomplished, and so at the end of my work day Tuesday, when I find out that a coworker was mad that I wasn't at work on Friday, on a schedule day off of mine that I needed to be off to take my daughter to an eye specialist let's just say I lost it. I felt like I had busted my butt all week with work, went beyond the call of duty on several things, and still couldn't make everyone happy. I bawled at work. I walked to my car still crying and drove my hour commute home still ballistic. Polly called me, and talked some sense into me. She helped by telling me that I am a awesome mom, and proof that I was so upset and cared enough to be upset was just another reason why I am an awesome mom and worker. After talking to her I felt so much better, and was able to clearly examine the situation, and realize I did nothing wrong and just need to continue to take care of what's important and just ignore the others. Not rocket science, but when your a stress ball like me, I found the talk pretty encouraging considering how bonkers I was feeling. Friendships are super important, and for hers I am thankful!