TGIF! Thank God It’s Friday, the world is shouting. And, it’s true. I’m pretty sure there’s not a person you could talk to today who wouldn’t agree that they are thankful that it’s Friday.
But, I think I want to commandeer the TGIF expression and change it to TGOF – Thanking God On Friday. As we are all prone to celebrating the end of the week and the freedom of the weekend ahead, maybe we should take a few minutes to look over the past week and say “Thank You, God, for all the good things that happened this week.”
So, here I go. I’m going to set the TGOF ball rolling…
Saturday – I am thankful that the weather was nice and we were able to enjoy the Bloomin’ Festival as a family.
Sunday – I am thankful that we had a good turn out and a great night at youth group.
Monday – I am thankful for all the great people on the Pastoral Council who work so hard to serve the parish.
Tuesday – I am thankful for a great friend who invited me out for “grown-up time” and for my husband making it possible for me to hang out with her.
Wednesday – I am thankful for Mass and Chick-fil-A breakfast with a faithful group of teens. Also, for good conversation with the evening Bible Study group.
Thursday – I am thankful for generous people who gave me maternity clothes and some new shoes for my son. Also, for good dinner provided by my mom and for a mini-doctor’s appointment for the baby with Dad.
Friday – I am thankful that it IS Friday and also that the weather’s warm enough for my niece and nephew to come over and swim with their cousin.
(One thing I am NOT thankful for on this Friday, though, is that a chipmunk got into the kitchen from the screened porch, where the cat was tormenting it. And, now it’s trapped under some cabinets until my husband gets some. Ooooh, that scratching noise is NOT cool.)
So, I hope you’ll take a moment to TGOF today. Hopefully you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the GREAT things that happened this past week. Enjoy your weekend!