Time for some intentional thankfulness here at Chez Nana. I have a list a mile long or more of all that I am thankful for, but today I’m going to focus on these:
- The blessing to be an active part of the lives of my grands. It is an tremendous responsibility to be entrusted to their care, one that I don’t take lightly. But with that responsibility comes an awesome blessing, one that I wouldn’t give up for anything. DH and I dreamed for years and years of retiring to the beach, but when retirement time came, I just couldn’t stand the thought of being so far away from those precious little ones.
- The blessing of retirement. I talked yesterday with my cousin who is ready to be done working full time but not ready to be retired … she can’t imagine what she would do if she weren’t working. That kind of thinking is just so foreign to me … I couldn’t wait to retire and even retired, I don’t have enough hours in the day. I’m thankful for the pleasure found in all the things that fill up my day.
- The blessing of good neighbors. One of the reasons we were ready to move 3 years ago was the troublesome neighbors we had on either side of us … and God has certainly blessed us with wonderful neighbors here … some of whom have become friends.
- Our public library. I love to read, but I cannot afford to buy all the books I’d like to read. But I *can* check books out at the library. And I’m blessed by being able to request books online.