Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thankful Thursday...

It's been awhile since I've done a "Thankful Thursday" posts. Need to get back on the bandwagon...

What moved me this week?

This week I sold a cupcake tote to a woman named Sarah. She requested that I mail the tote to her niece. Sarah also asked that I include this note. "Happy Birthday C---! Even though we are far apart, we think of you often, and we love you so much! Love..." Such simple words, but they had an effect upon me when I read them. What a fortunate little girl to have an aunt who cares enough to remember her birthday and demonstrate her love so sweetly. Simple words, simply said have the power to move.

What surprised me this week?
I love Pottery Barn, but I rarely buy anything there. I've found in most cases if I wait a month or two that other, less expensive, stores will have a look alike item at less than half the price. However, every once and awhile I find a little something that catches my eye and holds it. PB has for sale a set of seven keys that prices each key under $3 a piece. That's a pretty sweet little surprise. Running through my mind is about a hundred ways to use them in my home...

What inspired me this week?
I've been thinking a lot about "accomplishing goals" and "achieving dreams" lately. Watching the Olympics probably has a lot to do with this stream of thought. Certainly the athletes and their stories are captivating and inspiring, but there is another who has inspired me even more. When my husband was 18 years old, he started the necessary preparations to gain a private pilot's license. He acquired enough hours at that time to solo, but in spite of his desire to do so, he was never able to finish the hours required to obtain his license. College, work, seven children, a demanding wife and a home mortgage booted that aspiration right out the door for a good long time. In May he began flying again, and last Monday he received his license. His patience and persistence in achieving this life-long dream motivates me to follow my own dreams. After receiving his license that day we were talking, and he mentioned that he was especially glad he met this goal in the "right order." He was referring to the fact that he had put the goal of pursing his pilot's license on hold for 30 years, so he could persist at the more important goal of spending time with and taking care of our family. His love and care for me and our children inspires me.


3 comments:

MiaKatia said...

I like the seven keys. We had these 5 Christmas angels my mom would put out every Christmas. And every year we would argue about which angel we were. Even though I was the only girl and they were all girl angels. Anyway that is what I though of with the keys. The kids decide (argue over) which key (to your heart) that they were. :)

MiaKatia said...

I'm very proud of the new pilot too!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations to your husband! My son is going through the training right now--he's taken the written test, just trying to finish up the lessons in ND winter weather!

Whatever you dream...go for it!