It’s one of my favourite times of the week.
Time to link up with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday.
And in this week, what better theme than ‘thank you’?
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for this wonderful, busy, silly, lovely, stressful, rewarding, challenging and fulfilling life.
Thank you even for the things I’m not always eager to praise, for I know in the frustrations there are blessings to be counted also.
Thank you for early morning alarms, because even though I struggle to get up at 5.45am, I know I’m lucky enough to have a job to get to, in an economy where not everyone is able to work. I also know that getting up is a trial because my bed is warm and comfy, so thank you for my cosy, safe bed.
Thank you for my mortgage. It’s big, it’s a little scary, and it sometimes prevents the buying of shoes/cocktails/plane tickets, but I’m so grateful to have a home, a space, a place to call our own.
Thank you for the litter tray. I know as I clean it I can grimace a little, but it’s there because I’m lucky enough to have not one, not two, but three adorable cats. Thank you for Poppet and Leela and Fry.
Thank you for marking, for the piles of scripts and books. All the paper cuts and late nights and missed fun times are worth it, for I have students who work well and make progress, and I’m so thankful for that.
Thank you for the quarter-to-midnight emails. While replying to them bleary-eyed can seem a strain, I know I’m blessed to teach children whose parents are so engaged with what we do in school.
Thank you for the crush of the tube, elbows in my shoulder, face smushed to the window. I’m so lucky to have a safe and convenient way to get to and from work.
Thank you also for all the more obvious blessings – my love, my health, my family, my friends. A million little kindnesses, adding up to a life that should always be one of thankfulness.