Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Well, Thursday, it's a darn good thing you alliterate well with thankful.

Lately, Thursdays have become incredibly and insanely busy. It's been very nice to pause and post here about blessings.

Today I am thankful for flexibility. There are a couple "responsibilities" I have that are flexible enough that I can say, "...nope! Not gonna do that today," and it's fine!

Like kindergarten soccer. I love soccer. I love kids. Put 'em together...and I mostly love it;) Years and years ago, Bret would tell me that I should be a little kids' soccer coach. I have never felt confident enough in my abilities to try it. But a month ago, as I was taking a shower after filling out Jonzy's soccer registration I suddenly thought, "I should volunteer to be a soccer coach." And then I laughed (out loud!) at myself for having such a thought, considering how busy we've gotten lately. But it kept coming back until I realized that maybe it wasn't my idea and I should consider it. So I considered it and settled on volunteering to be an assistant coach so I could help, but still be free to go to weddings or RS activities, etc.

You may have gathered, I am not an assistant coach. I am the one and only coach; one who has no assistant. Turns out too many kids were signed up and not enough volunteers were to be found for coaching, so they automatically bumped me up to coach and sent me on a guilt trip- you know, a "for the kids" thing. That got me.

I try to be a good coach. I have fun with the kids while also trying to teach good sportsmanship and concentration. I try to keep the parents informed. I hold practice. But this week- no thanks. I'm taking a break. No practice tonight! Freedom! We're having fun with Grandma and Grandpa K tonight!

As you can tell, I'm very refreshed by this.

I am also thankful that "Beauty and the Beast" is finally being re-released on DVD next month. It's the little things:)

And I'm thankful that it will soon be Sunday, a day of r.e.s.t.

What are you thankful for today?

1 comment:

korth fam said...

Hey, as I was reading this, I thought, I wonder if Linds wants any soccer game ideas from Andrews AYSO soccer camp he did this summer...the kids didn't even realize they were practicing soccer skills...I'm sure you have lots of fun good ideas, but if you want more, let me know!!
Oh and I really wish I was there, and I will probably cry tomorrow night knowing I'm not partaking of the fun with all of you.