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Thankful Thursday…on Friday

Thursdays are a struggle. I don’t really know why. It does not seem to be only my struggle, either. Many of my friends dislike Thursdays as well. We just draaaaaaag. My homeschool friends and I joke about ways to get out of homeschooling on Thursdays. Motivation just seems non-existent.

Yesterday was no exception. I started the day feeling utterly drained. One friend had major issues with her children. A couple of others were sick. Everywhere I looked, Thursday was attacking with full force.

I was so tempted to just hole up and give up on the entire day! Forget homeschooling. Forget work. Forget responsibility. Give in to sleep; curl up with that book; watch a few favorite DVDs. Anything but what I had to do!

But, even as I struggled, a few thoughts of thankfulness rolled almost unwittingly into my mind.

  • It was a gloriously cool day, and we could finally open our windows and air out the stuffy house.

  • The sunshine was gorgeous!

  • Although my todo list was full for the day, it was not full of things that would require a substantial amount of brain power.

  • My children were in the mood for snuggles. Snuggles are always good!

  • We had leftovers in the refrigerator, so no cooking was necessary.

  • Friday was coming…

The thoughts redirected my attitude. I won’t tell you the drained feeling went away because it didn’t. We still struggled through school. I fought sleepiness all afternoon. I had to redo several work things because of little issues. When it came time to prepare supper, I had a horrible time getting bread baked. Bedtime for the kids was delayed. We ended up in bed late, too. It was a Thursday, through and through.

But, it was also a good day.

Thankfulness and a right spiritual attitude do not take away the issues. They remain. But, attitude greatly affects how we see those issues. I can’t promise I’ll be so diligent the next time Thursday attacks with a vengeance, but I pray that God won’t let me forget yesterday. I pray I will begin to more regularly enjoy Thankful Thursdays.


    I am a homeschooling preacher's wife and managing editor for the Well Planned Gal. But, I also love to write just for the fun of it. I also process best through writing, and my thoughts tend to flow from things I learn through the Bible, interacting with my family, and moving through life in general. Thanks for joining me in my not quite ordinary journey.

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