I knew it was going to be a busy day, but nothing was going to get in the way of dipped pretzels. Nothing.
It's 9:00, the kids are all tucked into bed, and if I dip the pretzels now by myself, my name will be mud. And the tassies didn't get done either! Fantastic, at least this part of fantastic, didn't happen today.
But for Nat and because I don't want any more therapy than necessary, here are a few things that are fantastic.
My family is fantastic. I'm lucky that way.
Being able to make it through this past year and half economically as well as in other respects is fantastic. A miracle, frankly.
Working with the young women at church is fantastic. Their energy and enthusiasm inspire me.
Having a husband who loves me and is patient even when I'm not easy to love is fantastic.
Being able to indulge in an interest that I love is fantastic.
Chocolate? Fantastic. And having some Dove Dark in a bag ready for my consumption as we speak is: Fantastic!
Being asked to play the piano in church in two weeks, thus having a really good reason to be able to practice and play every day when I'd otherwise not take the time? Fantastic.
Having a nice electric heater that, even now, is keeping me toasty is fantastic.
My body is fantastic! Seriously. I'm no beauty and I have some pretty obvious figure flaws, but the fact that I have a body that works, for the most part, is awesome.
A warm kitty-cat on my toes is fantastic.
Snuggling with my kids is fantastic.
Even though I can complain about a million things wrong with our house, the fact that we have one and the mortgage is within our current means is fantastic.
That full moon tonight is fantastic. I couldn't stop looking at it when we were out this evening bringing Julia home from choir, and I had to marvel again at how the universe is so perfectly, beautifully, and wonderfully organized.
Being raised with a moral foundation and compass to guide my life is fantastic.
When I started the sentence tonight when it was time for the kids to get ready for bed, "It's time to..." and Julia very unexpectedly and enthusiastically said, "SHAKE IT!" and then when I asked, "Shake what?" anticipating a conversation on propriety, she said, "Myself!" and we both got the giggles? You guessed it, it was: Fantastic.
It is so easy to look around at my life and see the negatives. And there are plenty of reasons to be not so thrilled with things. Making myself sit down and find some positives was a fantastic exercise. Thanks Nat. It was either this or medication which, after my pathetic attempt at finding fantastic this morning, seemed a pretty good next step! :oP
So, let's pass on Nat's question. What is fantastic in YOUR life today?