I have found in my short life that the one thing that has the ability to make make my life a million times better each day is gratitude.
Be grateful for 5 minuets alone in the bathroom
Be grateful for every run
Be grateful for your children everyday
Be grateful for your spouse everyday
Be grateful for ANY amount of sleep
Be grateful for fleeting moments of peace
Remember what is REALLY important
It so easy to go dragging along each day waking up grouchy to
alarm that is too loud, get dressed and rush out the door to work without even a bite to fill your stomach. Meanwhile you wore the wrong bras that's going to dig into you all day and your socks are too tight.
The whole time in car your missing the beautiful sunrise because your too caught up in what wretchedness the day holds ahead. Or your on your way to wal-Mart (God forbid) for some ridiculous thing that can't be found ANYWHERE else and both kids are in the back fighting over a toy and screaming, your head is pounding and you think you might just loose it right there in the 15 mile an hour school zone. I mean really just have a break down.
This kinda stuff happens to me all the time.
But then I remember. I remember how blessed I am. I look in my rear view mirror and I see those beautiful., HEALTHY, shining faces. I feel those little tiny kicks in my tummy and know I will soon be meeting yet another beautiful soul that my husband and I created. How could it get any better?
I remember that my husband is the best man I have ever met and how good he is to me. He tells me he loves me everyday, he cooks for me, he dotes on me when I don't feel good and I know would give anything for me or our children, and I remember just how good God is.
When It really comes down to it, gratitude saves my life on a daily basis. We are in such financial trouble that every single day I am so grateful for the food that placed on my table. I am able to nourish my children to have healthy minds and bodies.
THANK YOU FOR THIS.
I am so grateful for my mother. My children love their grandmother more than life itself. She is gentle and kind and loving. She is patient and wonderful and creates magic for them everyday. I mean real magic. They come running into her house and find new forts in each room with little handmade toys and organic treats hiding everywhere. It's like wonderland.Thank you Momma! I KNOW how blessed my children are for having you on their lives.
Beautiful isn't she?
I am grateful for this blog. I've had a little over three years and it has always been the best outlet for me. I don't connect with too many friends anymore as I have so many little ones and this allows me to be me and to express what I'm feeling and get feedback from all of you beautiful people who take the time to read it. It is all my own space and I cherish it. I often get up in the dark, in the wee hours and sit here at the computer drinking my CLICK and blogging away. It's such a wonderful treat to have a quiet house for an hour.
I was talking to one of my patients last week and we were marveling at how much a apparent can juggle. Prior to becoming a parent I was lazy. Seriously I was. I couldn't be bothered to do the dishes or cook or clean. What was I good for? Nothing i guess.
I had a VERY active social life. We'll put it that way. But now as all you moms know, 3 minuets is an eternity to spare and we can get 5 tasks done in that short time. Mother's and Father's are amazing. honestly, just amazing.
When I first left my husband with my 2 month old and 14 month old and went back to work, I was TERRIFIED for him because I knew the stress that awaited him but boy did he learn quick and now does a better job than me half the time. I feel like our children will have such a wonderful memories of their mother and father being so, so present in their lives. Most kids don't get that. For that I am grateful
I just wanted to put out to the universe that my life is tumultuous. It ALWAYS has been. I am spirited to say the least. I am irrational. I do crazy things. I go for it. I love the adrenaline rush. I go for the glory no matter the pain on the other side.
Life does not scare me. I embrace it and it is often painful but I figure it out as I go along and gratitude is often what gets me through day by day by day.