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Thankful Thursday

I have so many things that I absolutely thankful for today, that I barely know where to begin.


1. I'm thankful that God reveals things to me about myself, partly I'm thankful because then I don't have to go through that awkward conversation about myself in regards to my misbehavior. And also because then He reminds me when I can do something different to change the behavior. You would be amazed at the things God would say to you if you're willing to listen, well at least I am

2. I have a beautiful husband who cares for me and is willing to deal with my bad attitude. He's a real winner. I love him and am so thankful that he agreed to hang out with me for the rest of our lives!

3. A dental office that really is concerned about more than oral hygiene, but also care for the person as well. They were so loving today. I was scheduled for a cleaning after Hannah had two fillings (which by the way are beautiful!) and they kept an eye on her an talked with her and had toys for her to play with. She was not a nuisance, which is a blessing! And the reason why my appointment was after her filling was because a. They understood that Hannah wanted me to be with her when she had her appointment. b. They recognized that Hannah might be overwhelmed if she were to have her teeth cleaned that day as well. So they saw me and gave her a later appointment.

4. I'm thankful that when I get down in the dumps and need to nap that it no longer consumes my life. I can rest assured that I will not have weeks on end of that kind of behavior, but instead will have an occasional off week and then by my normal hard working self again. Recovering from depression is something that I hope I NEVER take for granted.

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