Saturday, June 20, 2020

Simply Thankful

Some weeks, I don't participate in the Ten Things of Thankful (a real loser move, considering I'm a host) because I don't have the energy to come up with a list of thankfuls. The world (especially the US) is so weird and ugly in so many ways right now, and I let that overwhelm me and I. just. can't. I'm going back to basics. Here they are:

Propel Fitness Water packets. Grape, please.

Porch swings.

Lightning bugs.

Aussie Instant Freeze hair gel. No glycerin = frizz-free hair.

Roasted broccoli.

Juicy, ripe watermelon.

BBQ chicken on the grill, the kind where the bbq sauce carmelizes.

Fabric stores (may be a little obsessed with face mask options).

Naps with a cat.

Sitting on the porch swing with a glass of Propel water next to me, broccoli in the oven, watermelon in the fridge, while my husband grills the chicken, waiting for dusk and lightning bugs. Had a little nap with Lewis earlier. Currently mask-free. And my hair is frizz-free....

It's simple. Be thankful.

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  1. Oh, I love that porch swing and then to be able to watch lightening bugs too! Wow!
    So glad you took time to link up. I hope you have a great week and can push aside those feelings of being overwhelmed. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I think even on the hottest of days, sitting on a porch swing makes you feel cool and calm!

  2. Excellent listifying!
    (Have always admired those who can encapsulate a life-wide range of emotions with a photo and a few words).

  3. I think Blogger ate my post. Here's a short version of what I tried to post:
    1. Don't ever feel bad about missing a week or more. I'll miss you, but understand that other things rightly take priority. (Feel free to text/call if you need to vent.)
    2. I love this post. We can do all we can to influence the world, but we have the greatest influence within our family/circle of friends. Taking time to enjoy a BBQ together goes a long way to building relationships and soothing souls.
    3. Hope you have a good week! :-)

    1. Blogger doesn't always play nicely.
      1. You're da best.
      2. Self care!
      3. You, too, cousin!

  4. The porch swing looks appealing.
    (I've seen them only in American dramas on TV.)

    Have a good week!

    1. Porch swings are awesome! So glad you stopped by, Romi!

  5. Love your thankfuls surrounding you as you share!