Thursday, October 31

Getting my thankful on

You know when you highly anticipate something that you have been waiting for, for what possibly feels like forever and then it finally arrives and you don't really know what to do next? Despite having thought of little else for however long you have been waiting for that moment to arrive.

Well that is me right now.

Pretty Thanks Graphic
Image found here
For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of one day maybe being able to say that I was the hostess with the mostess for a Thankful Thursday link up. Well low and behold that day is here and that moment is now only do you think I can find the adequate (let alone profound) words to mark such an occasion?

Ah no.

In fact on Wednesday night just as I was about to head to bed I appeared to spontaneously explode a tirade of explicatives leaving Mr A to wonder if I had in fact suddenly come down with tourettes or something similar. His quizzical concern was quickly dissipated when I told him it was just some bloggy stuff I had forgotten to do. Oh the life when you've a blogging wife 

Anyway, despite it being only a few minutes after eight o'clock I still took myself off to bed. Because I am nothing if not dedicated.

Actually I was nothing but completely and utterly exhausted and there was not a snowball's chance in hell that I would have been able to keep my eyelids prised open long enough to type a post out. Especially one that was coherent and readable. So off to bed I took myself

And you know what? I am so thankful that I did. Because now I get to sit here some five hours later, wide awake and bushy tailed, hopefully giving you something worth reading. Seriously though I am thankful that I know it is ok to put sleep before blogging.

Of course the only problem is I am not actually sure what else I want to share my thanks for. And just quietly I feel a little under pressure. As lovely as it was for people to tell me that I am such a perfect host for Thankful Thursday because I am so positive, I did start to fear if I would live up to expectations. 

Crazily I can remember feeling the same way after posting a Thankful Thursday about sight, some many moons ago now. I spent the next week wondering how I could come up with something else that I was truly thankful for that would make people stop and think.

I am thankful not just for the kind words and support that my readers and fellow bloggers give to me, but I am also thankful for the way that such words gently encourage me to try just a little harder in many different way and to think about my thanks just a little more.

On that note I should add that I am super super thankful that Francesca passed this lovely little linky on to me. It is the perfect way to constantly remind myself that gratitude is an attitude you can never have too much of.

So what else am I thankful for?

- that my baby (who is three) can still snuggle up on my lap and go to sleep while I blog
- my new little nephew safely came earth side this week
- being able to have snuggles with said new little nephew
- friendship and support both online and real life
- Lovely getting away without too many tears being shed
- No bedtime battles for a week while Lovely is away
- Zany having some inner determination and doing what needed to be done

Though the question really is, what are you thankful for?