Wednesday, November 9, 2011

giving thanks { days 4-9 }

I am continuing my 30 days of thanks {see days 1-3}.
I was so inspired by Elizabeth Caldwell's sketchbook that I decided I needed to use my own.

I am also thankful for:
4. Creativity. I don't know how or why, but my body and soul longs to be creative. I want to use colors and textures and I want to make things with my hands. I am constantly inspired by everything around me. It hinders me from time to time because I get over excited and over committed and forget there is life beyond arts and crafts, but still I am so grateful I enjoy living a creative life.
5. A goooood cup of coffee. Every morning I got through Operation Coffee Time. Seriously. I will not drink a cup of coffee that has been sitting in the pot for over a minute. Thank goodness I can usually enjoy a good cup of coffee for 5 minutes.
6. Mr.Wonderful irons his own clothes. Hallelujah.
7. Nap time. Currently the boys take an afternoon nap that overlaps so I get a little bit of time where I can do things like unload the dishwasher, crochet, exercise, or enjoy a big fat bowl of
8. Bluebell Banana. Nut. Bread. Ice Cream. I know. Shut the front door. [sidenote: I sent Robbie to the grocery store and one of the things on the list was banana nut muffin mix. He brought home ice cream. No complaints here.]
9. Grace-forgiveness-not passing judgement. We never know what another person is going through. I am thankful I have been given grace when I fail and I hope I learn to do the same.  A friend shared this with me, and I have been keeping it in mind:
"A man was really unkind to me today at work. I kept my cool, but afterward wanted to blow up. Then my coworker explained that the man had had several strokes, which left him with a different personality than he had ever had. It reminded me that we never really know why a person is difficult to deal with. We always need to show grace and mercy."

In my sketch 
T is a paint brush and pen, H is on a coffee cup, A is an iron, N is catching some zzzz's, K is an ice cream scoop and an ice cream cone, S is green paint and has no relation to my #9. 
Also, Notice these are not IG pics! No I don't have a new camera, but I did get to use a real one for this post, AND I am very thankful. Very.

What about you?


  1. love love love the sketchbook! and your is on mine as well.


  2. I love this post! The last one is so true. You just never know what someone is going through or what their day has been like. Thanks for the reminder to always extend grace to others.
    Today I am thankful that my husband is coming home from his business trip :)

  3. I just love that drawing! You're so talented, Lindsay! What a great way to combine what you love with the practice of being thankful and sharing it! It would be cool to do this weekly and then display them somewhere in your home as a reminder to be thankful throughout the year :)

  4. Beautiful! I love to see all your new creations!


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