"Bad company ruins good morals."
~ 1 Corinthians 15:33
Happy Thankful Thursday YUMMs! Thankfully this week got off to great start of lovely weather and it's continued throughout the week. Last night it got up to 80 degrees inside and I had to turn on some air. Moo and JJ are hot natured like the Mr. So, anything over 75 degrees makes them break a sweat. It's been nice to not have to worry about waking up to make sure everybody is covered up and hasn't kicked off their socks because of the cold.
I'm hoping that our warm weather will flow over into next week. We're planting a small planter of bell peppers this weekend and I'd hate for winter to pop back up and ruin our mini garden before it really gets going. Moo's really excited about having our little herb and bell peppers growing. She's such an outdoorsy/nature child. JJ just loves digging in the dirt and throwing it in the air until it gets in his eyes and then he's done.
This week I'm giving thanks that my sister is recovering well from her surgery that she had last week. Although, it was a routine procedure that took less than an hour to do, surgery is surgery when they have to put you under. So many complications can happen, but hers went well and she's on the road to mending. I'm thankful that my brother in-law and his family are such wonderful people because I was feeling a bit uneased since I couldn't just pack up, hop on a plane and fly to be with her.
I'm giving thanks for great company. I've always been careful of not surrounding myself with bad company both in real life and online. Never take for granted having friends and acquaintances who share your same morals and beliefs. It really helps to reduce the amount of outside temptation and makes you stronger. You end up creating a real support circle that you can trust to be there for you when you're weak or in the midst of trial.
I''m grateful that Spring (Easter) Break is almost here! Although, we had a few snow and ice days last month, I'm ready for catch back up on my sleep. For some reason, JJ's been waking up at night. Then there have been a few nights when one of my neighbors had some friends come over and they decided to turn up in the parking lot! Tuesday, I didn't fall asleep until 5 AM and then I had to wake up 7 AM. My coffee maker got quite a workout that day.
Lastly, I'm giving thanks for opportunity. Prayers were sent up for certain doors to be opened and they are. I always struggle a bit with asking God for things because I feel a bit guilty. Not because I only seek Him when I need Him, but because He's already done some much for us. He sacrificed his ONLY child for us for goodness sake.
However, the word does say "knock and the door shall be opened," "ask and you shall receive." Those are my reminders that God's giving is unlimited. Whenever we are in need and have done our part, we should always seek Him to for a little supernatural help to get us the rest of the way if it's meant to be.
Before you go, don't forget that I'm giving away a $100 gift certificate to Portrait Innovations! If you're overdue for getting your family pictures done professionally be sure to enter and spread the word while you're at it.
What are you thankful for this week?