Minivan Momma is really doing great things with Thankful Thursday, with her daughters 1 & 2, they are incorporating activities into their countdown to Thanksgiving.
Minivan Momma has her shit together way more than I do. I’m sitting here feeling like Goldie Hawn in Overboard when she’s glazed over… just saying Bubbubbahbubbahbubbabbubbubbubbahhhh.
You know exactly what I’m talking about don’t you?
Admit it. You love that movie as much as I do. (it’s okay if you don’t. I love it enough for both of us!)
I had the realization yesterday as I was rushing to Council for the first of my 4 meetings, that I haven’t spent anytime with anyone that has known me longer than a year, in I don’t know how long. In the last few months, my only outside interaction other than volunteers and Mark, have been the women and men that I work with at Council.
I’m so thankful that we have all developed relationships that are bound together with common goals and experiences, laughter and frustrations. I always always always feel better after spending time there. My CEO is amazing. She is steadfast and supportive and when she laughs/smiles she is all in. Product Sales, the Shop, Business Services, IT, our Front Desk, Volunteer Relations, Finance, Fun(d)Development, Mar/Com,Programming…seriously. I enjoy them all. I feel better after having conversations with them. Some have been there for a really long time. They know the path I’m on, they offer advice and an open ear and a quick laugh when I need them.
I miss my friends. I miss SundayFundays and quick after work catch up sessions. I am so so thankful for the internet, because it gives me the glimpses I need to sustain. But it’s not the real thing.
I’m so thankful that my friends, those that have known me, and those that are just getting to know me, are in my life and understand that this is what life is right now. I am so thankful that when I get a minute, we will grab time and be able to pick right back up. I’m thankful for the internet, what allows me to connect with my friends near and far, and get the support as well as give it. It’s by all means not a substitute for the real thing, but I’m thankful nonetheless.
Happy Thankful Thursday.
Go eat something pumpkin flavored.