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.