List three things you are grateful for this week: victories over minutia, victories over the big stuff, blessings which you have received which reveal the breathing presence of God’s grace in your life. Then ask a friend to come and participate too.
This week’s successes include a recipe! Because that’s how I roll.
1. Over the weekend we tried a new snack from Utz: peanut-butter-filled pretzels. Yummy all by themselves, I assure you, but when you bake them into a chocolate-chip cookie, that’s a whole new level of amazing.
2. Despite all the crazy that’s been going on this week, I’ve managed to get to the gym 3 mornings. I’d have gone yesterday, but I was taking Middle Sister on a college tour, and that turned out to be quite the walking workout–with plenty of hills–in itself, and I was glad I had the energy to do it. I’m kind of amazed that I almost enjoy my half-hour on the treadmill, and I think it helps me feel better. Of course, the cookies are kind of canceling out any weight-loss benefits, but one thing at a time.
3. I didn’t get lost on the way home from the college we visited yesterday, even though I took local roads home instead of the highway, hoping we’d find a place for lunch. I can’t believe that even on driving on main roads for 25 minutes, we didn’t get to a Wawa until we hit Philly.
Last week when I linked up to CatholicMom.com‘s newly-resurrected Small Success Thursday, I had no idea that by this week I’d have been tossed into a situation where celebrating a small success (or 3) would be crucial to my sanity. But there you have it. So I’m grateful to Lisa Hendey at CatholicMom.com, along with whomever else was instrumental in getting this started, right when I’d need it.