Giving Thanks. two things that are difficult to do when you are out of practice. So here is a list of random and not-so-random, things I am thankful for. I plan on focusing on these things more and the stupid shit, less. That is my plan, but please check back so I can use this blog to continue to vent about the stupid shit, so I don’t have to focus on it. OK? Thanks.
I am thankful for, (in no particular order!) my kids, my husband, my dog, my parents, my best friends, my girlfriends, my brother, my sister-in-law, my neighbors, my community, a home, yoga, zumba, laughter, sticky little hands that still want to hold mine, long talks, giggling kids, frisky husband, dancing, writing, people who read my writing, little arms that squeeze my neck, helping with easy homework, listening to a 3rd grader’s day, good food, meals together, meals out, meals alone, doggy kisses, funny faces, messy playroom, clean bathroom, fireplace, playing games, watching First Born play baseball, watching First Born play guitar, watching Little One be goofy, watching Little One and First Born play together, watching my kids with my parents, leaving my kids with my parents, watching my kids with their friends, my kids friends, going into my kids’ schools, my kids teachers, my teachers, reading, great books, my grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, my ability to still talk to my 2 remaining grandmothers, my husband’s job, my husband, my husband, my husband, happiness, joy, belonging, when my boys play with my hair, when I hear “mommy,” little ones with bed head, little piggy toes, the smell of freshly bathed and lotion’d kids, (Johnson’s Lavender, smells like heaven), being able to comfort fears of monsters or lightening or thunder, snuggles, when The Hub plays with my hair, The Hub’s laugh, the way I feel when I accomplish something, love, the ability to laugh at myself, the ability to laugh at others, the ability to allow others to laugh at me, when my girlfriends “get me,” inside jokes, lessons learned, fresh air, great music, flowers, the ocean, the sky, remembering, forgetting, Love.
There is so much. We have such an abundance. It is easy to take for granted. It is easy to focus on the negative. When I am able to stop and just be, I can focus on the important and the meaningful aspects of my abundant and joy filled life. I want to do that more. It is my Thanksgiving resolution! Stop, appreciate and concentrate on all the positive. The rest doesn’t matter.