what are you thankful for?

This is Thanksgiving Holiday week in the U.S. It is a reminder for so many to reflect on the goodness in our lives. The way the last week has gone for me, focusing on some goodness is just what I need.
I am so thankful for:
  • teachers in Luke’s life that really care about helping him reach his potential. His classroom teacher has been working hard to help us get support for his writing disability and the gifted program teacher went out of her way to get Luke approved for the gifted program because she knows he belongs there, despite his achievement scores being lower that the program standard. 
  • a little boy that, despite having ADHD and other issues, is very kind and caring. I lost my voice this week (the real estate business is NOT glamorous folks) and Luke has been constantly concerned about my well-being. I’ve received lots of extra hugs and kisses every time my voice squeaks and cracks. 
  • a warm, comfortable home and a car that runs (most of the time) despite a tough economic time.
  • having good people in my life, people who consider what’s right (for all involved) first and foremost.
  • dessert! I soooooo need lots of chocolate and sweet goodies after the week I’ve had! 🙂 Can’t wait for the Thanksgiving meal!

What are you thankful for? Focus on the good and let’s not let the bad and the ugly take from us.

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A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom’s view of ADHD}, a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and co-founder of the annual Happy Mama Conference & Retreat, a weekend away for moms of kids with neurobehavioral disorders. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny at http://BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

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COVER3D_400sq_bestsellAward-Winning Blogger. Freelance Writer. Author. Warrior Mom. A self-described “veteran” parent of a son with ADHD, Penny Williams is the author of the Amazon best-seller about her parenthood in the trenches, Boy Without Instructions: Surviving the Learning Curve of Parenting a Child with ADHD. She is also the creator of the award-winning website, {a mom's view of ADHD}, a frequent contributor on parenting a child with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications, and co-founder of the annual Happy Mama Conference & Retreat, a weekend away for moms of kids with neurobehavioral disorders. Look for her second book, What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting ADHD, in late 2014. Follow Penny at http://BoyWithoutInstructions.com.

5 Comments

  1. Sara D. says:

    Actually get tears in my eyes when I think of all the things I have to be thankful for. The health and happiness of my kids. The support of my husband and family. The sheer dumb luck of having been born when and where I was. Our home, our safe neighborhood, the team that supports us….

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  2. I am doing a countdown of what I am thankful for on my blog this week. Your first comment, about the teachers is today's thing. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Casdok says:

    There certainly is much to be thankful for 🙂

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  4. dmd says:

    I posted this earlier but we lost internet at the office and I guess the post was a casualty. I'm thankful for the meds that keep Dylan focused and in control. I'm thankful for a teacher who has recognized his issues and is working so closely with him and is calling in reinforcements to ensure he meets his academic milestones. I'm thankful for the job my husband will start next week after 6+ months of unemployment. And I'm thankful for A Mom's View of ADHD!

    –dee

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  5. I am thankful for my community – in real life and on-line – who listens to me and helps me handle whatever adversity life throws at me. I have the best friends in the world!
    I am thankful for LittleJ, even though he sometimes aggravates me. He has come such a long way from our early days. Plus, there's nothing like a little boy to love his momma! Soon he won't be little any more. Boo hoo.
    I'm thankful LittleJ finally has a teacher who seems to know what she's doing. I have such respect for teachers and such worry about what's going to happen to our public schools with budget cuts, etc., I feel so lucky that we have such a great one this year.
    I am thankful for my husband, even though I'm a little annoyed at him right now 😉
    And I'm thankful for BigJ, who is 11 going on 11 – no teenage drama yet and all big puppy-dog dorky boy.
    And the rest is the usual: my health, my home, whatever happiness I'm able to pull out of my days!

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