With all the negativity in the world this week, I’ve been trying my best to see all that is in front of me and to be grateful for every little wonderful thing in my life.
I wrote a post over at BabyCenter where I talk about our quest for more:
We live in an age of more. Nothing is ever enough. Simple success is never enough. When we reach a milestone, we set the next goal. We teach our children to strive for greatness, but don’t really tell them what to do with it when they get there.
We never seem to be happy with ENOUGH. We need to buy more, do more, have more.
And I have enough. As Glennon says in her post, I have a beautiful family, running water, and a refrigerator full of food. I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in and the luxury of books, games and a television for entertainment. I have clothes- clean clothes- for every member of my family.
I am so incredibly grateful for enough.
Sometimes I just need that reminder.
When my husband and I are lamenting over money, over the trip we might not get to take, or the car we’d like to have but can’t quite afford, there are times we do indeed stop ourselves. We aren’t having to pay medical bills for a sick child. We are happy, healthy. My husband has a job that allows me to stay home with our children. I get to do what I love AT HOME. How amazing is that?
Some days I’d probably tell you not that amazing because I get caught up in the world of more – more stuff, more things, more money.
But it IS amazing. Life is amazing and it’s so easy for us to forget that.
I don’t mean for this to be some schmarmy, syrupy sweet post encouraging you to be grateful for what you have. We all have our battles. Every day we fight through the ugly, hoping for a glimpse of the sun.
Today I am grateful for many things, including:
– my amazing family including my crazy, beautiful kids who keep me on my toes
– my jobs
– the roof over my head
– the coffee in my Keurig
– my car, even if it does seem to be causing me to bleed money these days. It works and we get from point A to point B.
– wonderful friends
What are you grateful for?