When I signed onto facebook today I noticed several people with statuses saying, "Day 2: I'm thankful for..." So, I guess there's this "thing" on facebook where people post one thing they're thankful for each day in November. Remember yesterday I said that I'm doing my second annual thankful list this month? Well, I kind of want to quit it.
You see, I don't really like to do what everyone is doing. I don't like to have the same purse or shoes or hairstyle as any my friends. Actually, I'll usually stop wearing the purse or shoes and change my hair if someone has the same. I don't like to be so completely different to where I stand out, but I do like to be a little bit different.
I kind of have a little bit of pride of doing something or wearing a trend or joining something. Facebook is a good example of this. When most of my friends thought myspace was still cool (because they could change their wallpaper and have music playing! ha!) and wouldn't join facebook I was on there! I guess it's a weird little quirk of mine. (I might get it from my dad, who doesn't mind being completely different and, yes, my husband finds pride in not being like everyone else. Even though he would never admit it.)
So, do you like to be a little different, too, or do you not mind?
As for 30 Days of Thankfulness, well, I'm still going to do it. During every season of my life, good or incredibly difficult, I want to focus on how much I have to be thankful for and all the blessings in my life.
I'm thankful for... the gym childcare. Today I dropped off Silas and Finley and did schoolwork with Judah and Samuel in the cafe. Tomorrow I'm going to my favorite class (and I'm going to be SO sore)! Sometimes I have coffee or lunch with a friend, sometimes I lay by the pool, sometimes I get a great workout, but it's so nice having a convenient place to drop off my kids for an hour or two. It doesn't hurt that it's right around the corner from my house either.