Thankful Thursday: What I’m Thankful for this Week


These last few weeks have been like a rollercoaster ride. And not one of those smooth rides, where you get on, enjoy a few twists and turns and then get off after a couple of minutes of heart-pounding excitement.

It’s been more like one of those terrible stories you hear on the news, where people start that dreadful climb to the first peak, slam down, do a loop or two and then get stuck on a turn, upside down, with no recourse but to sit and wait for one of the engineers to figure out how to get you down.

Yeah. Kind of like that.

I’ve been looking at the world from the bottom up, with my blood rushing to my head for days on end with no idea of when I’m going to get off this particular twist of the ride. I’ve had way too many tension headaches.

But the universe spoke to me the way it always speaks to me. With a great, big booming voice from the sky fateful call about a potential opportunity and an even more exciting venture I’ve started after saying “never” for too many years.

I’m reaping what I’m sowing, so to speak, and the universe is responding to me in kind. You know, after it stomped on me for a couple of weeks and left me hanging on that rollercoaster ride of death and terror.

Not everything is perfect, but who wants perfect? Messy is always more interesting even with the confusion and the fear of absolute failure. The extreme highs and lows this past week is the culmination of an entire year of extreme highs and lows. I’ll take that over numbing regularity any day.

Thankfully (ha), my car is no longer stuck on that track. The universe got me chugging along and I’m finding myself swooping through the ride, the exhilaration of these latest developments helping pump adrenaline through my body, a welcome sensation after the last few weeks.

My point is that even when you’re thrown for that proverbial loop, there’s always something or someone out there rooting for you, even if that someone is just you. Practicing gratitude reconnects you with the core of your beliefs. It reminds you of what makes you happy and how that happened so that you can motivate yourself to do more of that happy-making thing in the future (that is, of course, if your happy making thing doesn’t involve truly dangerous behavior, such as eating a pound of chocolate in one sitting, which would really just make you feel sick, so how happy is it making you, really?).

So tell me. What are you thankful for this week? Feel free to share in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter!

Oh and since I was on an infographic run yesterday, I thought I’d show you one more today that I think is pretty great!

3 Replies to “Thankful Thursday: What I’m Thankful for this Week”

    1. Lol, we’re just on the same wavelength it seems. I LOVE my gratitude journal. Been keeping one for months and just recently decided to start sharing it on WordPress. It’s SO SO SO great to come back each week and find things to be thankful for, especially during a difficult week. 🙂


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