I am linking this post to Thankful Thursday, so it was pretty easy to decide what the Joyful Task would be. It's kind of a no-brainer, right? The Joyful Task for the day is to be thankful for something.
Since I haven't been rushing out the door for work lately (still looking for a job), I like to make a nice breakfast and eat it over a good book. I stood in the kitchen thinking this morning and thought...what do I want? There's eggs for an omelet or a fried egg sandwich. I could have oatmeal or a smoothie since there's plenty of fruit. How about toast, bacon, and grits? There's waffles in the freezer, and I think there's still some pancake mix left. So many choices, but what do I want?!
Wow. That was a lot of choices. I am thankful that I have access to so many food choices. I know people who live paycheck-to-paycheck and right before the next check comes, a little cereal and a can of beans may be all that's left in the cupboards. After seeing that firsthand, I came home and was thankful yet guilty that I had overflowing cupboards. How much of it ends up getting tossed out when it's stale or slimey? That answer would really make me feel guilty...only partly because I'm basically throwing my money away.
On Thursdays, the local food bank is open. I've been gathering some things over the last few weeks to take there, so the 2nd part of the Joyful Task is to give something away. Make someone else happy and joyful with it.
Speaking of food, how about a random (but awesomely creepy) pumpkin carving picture since it is October? This was carved by Ray Villafane, champion of the Food Network Challenge: Outrageous Pumpkin. You can see more of his designs at the Examiner.
This post is linked to Thankful Thursday at black tag diaries and Spiritually Unequal Marriage.