Sunday, November 19, 2006

Leaning Forward / Be Thankful

The Boys (College Boy included) and I went for our weekend walk to the park. Since K.C. has been sick we actually drove there then walked the park. He's looking much better today! College Boy took note of how K.C. walks. He doesn't walk like any of the other kids at the park. He walks a bit hunched over, almost like he's leaning forward. His walk is definitely different than the other kiddos.
We fed the ducks today, one goose looked mighty big, so big in fact it scared me. Big Brother loves to climb and K.C. went down the slide a lot. He had trouble using the stairs to come down and slipped on the top stair, fell and scraped his back. He's o.k., just a scrape.

Be thankful

Be thankful you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward too? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character. Be thankful for your mistakes, they will teach you valuable lessons . Be thankful when your tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It's easy to be thankful for the good things, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, they can become your blessings.


Melissa said...

Glad KC is ok. I'm going to be paying more attention to Josh's walk when he is next to other kids now.

I love the end of your post. That is beautiful! And so true too. Thanks for sharing!

Lora said...

OMG, we are both psychic because I just posted the same exact paragraph that you did about being thankful! I think that I am going to leave it if you don't mind because I like it so much even though you posted yours a day before mine. It's nice that you guys got out for awhile and went for a walk, it must have not been too hot for you then. ~Hugs~

Anonymous said...

Oh good! I thought I'd gone completely barmey for a moment there.
Best wishes

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Great photos! And thank you for the words of wisdom.. they truly are a great lesson to be learned!