This is the latest Thankful Thursday (clearly I use the latter term loosely) entry I’ve every posted. I had good weekend: it involved some socializing with friends but unfortunately an interaction has left me feeling very unsisterly and wishing I hadn’t decided to spend the day (and sleep over) at my parents’ place on Sunday. I did pray to God about the situation but I have not found peace yet. I know this will come soon though, so I am thankful for that!
I’m also thankful:
- for the almost spring-like weather. I think I’ll be thanking God for the weather until all this snow melts.
- that I feel safe. It’s a real gift to be able to go out and come home late at night and not be afraid, even when all is quiet around me and it seems like I’m the only one awake on the whole street. This doesn’t mean I’ll behave recklessly, of course.
- that I’ll be going camping with my sister and friends this summer. I booked the campsite this week; it just so happens it’ll be during my birthday weekend. We’re going to the same place as last year and it’ll be the fourth year in a row that this group of five (six this year) goes and I’m really looking forward to it.
- for the power of a kind word. Have you ever been the recipient of unexpected kind words? A month or so ago, I was at a grocery store, just buying a few things, and the cashier said she liked my hair. I hadn’t done anything special to it (I wear my hair relaxed) but her compliment made my day since it was so unexpected. Yesterday, while waiting for my turn at another store, I noticed and really liked the cashier’s hair colour so I told her so as she was putting my purchases through the cash register. Her reaction was very much like mine earlier: surprise at the unexpectedness of the comment and then a genuine smile. Try it!
I had a great time on Saturday taking part in the Big Size = Big Dating Problem? show on Verastically Speakin’ and I’m so thankful to all those people who told me they listened to the show. There was great discussion (as usual!) on the topic and the message that kept coming back was that confidence is key, there’s someone out there who will like your body and while it’s ok to have a few extra pounds, being obese is not cool.
Most guys who called in said they wouldn’t mind dating a bigger girl but like I said on the show, no guy on blogsville is going to say otherwise and risk the the ire of blogsville’s citizens! I may one day put up an poll with pictures of women in a variety of sizes and ask men to vote on who is too big for them to date. I’m hoping the anonymous poll would allow them vote in a way that supports my hypothesis.
If you want to listen to the show, you can click below.
Have a great week everyone; wishing you success in all your of your plans.