Sitting in our favorite spot in the backyard. Photo taken by my 11 year old daughter. ©mithriluna.wordpresscom July 2015. All rights reserved

For the past month and a half, my daughter, her husband, and my little grandson have been staying here in New Jersey. Soon they will be boarding a plane back to their home 2,400 miles away. I am already struggling with the thought of a very sad and teary goodbye, so to be honest, when that day comes, it will be hard to be thankful.

But I know I have so much to be thankful for. For a few hours a day, I routinely held my grandson. For the past six weeks. It has been glorious. Utterly sweet. Relaxing and therapeutic. Beneficially unproductive (does that make sense??) And sheer heaven. I am tearing up just thinking about it.

I am so glad that I have made a commitment to write a Thankful Thursday post every week. Being thankful helps me see beyond my negative emotions, and see the BLESSING. There is always a blessing. There is always something to be thankful for.

If you would like to share your version of “Thankful Thursday” (photos or text or both) today or in the future, you can link your post to my post on Thursdays in the comments section. Happy Thursday Everyone!