1. I'm thankful for my country. I'm thankful for the opportunities America gives its citizens. I'm thankful for the freedoms guaranteed by our government. I'm thankful for Americans' desire to excel and improve others' quality of life. I'm thankful for American traditions and beliefs. We certainly don't live in a perfect country; our government is run by people, and all people are flawed, so there's no way it could ever be perfect. But I can say with certainty that I'm proud to be an American!
2. I'm thankful for sunshine and temperatures under 100 in July. The weather the past few days has been amazing. In Texas, a week of less than 100 degree temperatures in the middle of the summer is almost unheard of, yet we've had record lows this week. I'm so thankful for the beautiful weather!
3. I'm thankful for the energy God has given me this week. The speech pathology camp that I was working ended Wednesday. I was pretty concerned about going back and working 8am-5pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday after being knocked out with the bronchoscopy and IVs, but God gave me strength and energy to enjoy my last week at work as well as be fully present for my clients. I know that He alone is the reason I made it through the week, and I am so grateful!!