I am blessed beyond measure. It shouldn’t take much to find something in my life to be grateful for. But sometimes, in the thick of the daily grind, life feels down-right hard. (I know, I know – first world problems.) The past couple of months have been kinda like that… one bout of illness after another, Husband essentially working two jobs, potty training, etc. Every time I thought about writing a Grati-Tuesday post, I was either more content to stay tired and cranky (don’t pretend that never happens to you… I know better!) or I was so busy or so exhausted that I never got it done. So here’s a random list of stuff I’m grateful for right now:
~ My husband. He loves me – period. And he loves our boys, too (always a bonus).
~ My boys… who literally just delivered a hand-picked gardenia from our yard that smells divine . They infuriate me. They make me laugh. They challenge me (in good ways and bad). They melt my heart. And I can’t imagine life without them.
~ Waterproof mattress protectors, Oxyclean, and a lifetime supply of the cutest underroos ever. (Ok, maybe they’re only the “cutest ever” because of the buns that are running around in them, but then again, I could be a bit biased.)
~ Our whole-house fan. The days are getting hotter, but we haven’t used our A/C yet. Tryin’ to hang on as long as we can.
~ Change. Just kidding, I really hate change. But I usually like the result once the changes have been made. And there are some pretty good (hard, but good) changes being made ’round here.
~ Saggy clothes. They’re just one sign that I’ve gotten rid of 15 unwanted pounds – for good. Hawaii’s getting closer, and so is my finish line.
I’m preaching to the choir here, but let me encourage you – even on the hardest days – to take a moment and reflect on the simple things in your life that you can be thankful for in the moment. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your mood will change!