It's hard to pick something to focus on today for Thankful Thursday. I am just thankful today...thankful for so many things. I love days where I have a thankful heart and attitude. I need to try to be that way everyday. God has given us everything just in salvation. That alone is worth being thankful everyday. But, I will narrow it down a little to 2 things I'm thankful for today.
1)I am so thankful for my gym membership. Even if all we can do is this one free month, I am going to take advantage of it and get all I can get out of it! I went today to do my machine orientation. They have newer equipment that I've never used before. Some of their stuff is fascinating! Like they have stationary bikes that have screens in front of them, and you actually bike through these different trails. And you have to steer the bike, just like you would a real one, and switch gears. It keeps track of all the races or trails that you have done so you can keep an eye on your progress. If you have two people at the same time, you can even chose to race each other! How cool. There was also a bunch of machines that target specific areas on the body, so I can do many of them without hurting my back. They have two abdominal machines that don't touch the lower back, so I can actually work on my baby belly without straining my lower back! I'm so excited! Their elliptical have low stationary bars as well as the high mobile ones, so if I chose, I could probably use it as well. I'm just so thankful for this opportunity and I can't wait until I get to go tonight for my first full workout!
2)I'm thankful for God's provision for my children! My oldest son's room is done, and we were able to do it for no extra cost! We couldn't stand the thought of putting our oldest son, our firstborn child into a pink room! But I had bought a whole gallon of miss-tinted paint for Mr. Pure at Hearts' room for only $5. It was cheaper than buying a quart of new paint and picking our own color. I used so little of it, that we still had pretty much the whole gallon left. So, I asked hubby if he thought we should use that for Mr. Know it All's room. I figured brown would be better than pink, and we could paint it again when we got the money. He thought it was a great idea. The color actually came out better than expected. Then, I realized that I had a tiny bit of blue paint left from the walls in the other room and I had some painters tape from when I did stripes in our old dining room over a year ago. So, I painted some blue stripes to break up some of the brown, and add some color for him. It made his bedding match the room, since his bedding is blue. I had just enough painters tape left to make a few stripes on 3 of the walls! It looks so wonderful, and Mr. Know it All is so happy with it, so we won't have to repaint later now. God is soooo good. Now, I just have to hang his magnetic dry-erase board back up over his desk and get him some storage baskets for the bookshelves....guess what...I have those for free too! I have several of them in my room and they aren't holding anything important, so I'm emptying them out and giving them to him. AND THE COLOR MATCHES PERFECTLY! They are the very same blue. So, you can see why I am so thankful today! I posted some pictures below of his room. It's about 90% done in the pictures, but you get the idea.
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