Thursday, April 9, 2015

Grateful for little things

The last couple of months have been stressful. We've had a wide variety of things to deal with that all sap a little of our energy and take up our time until we are tired, behind on our work, and cranky.  At the same time, the thing that often saves us is our ability to be grateful for little things.

Take Tuesday for example, my husband had to go into work two hours early, but those two hours were the most productive he's had in a week, because no one else was there and he could simply concentrate on his tasks.  I'm grateful that my garden is thriving on recent rainfall and grey water recycled from kitchen tasks like rinsing veggies.  The boys are grateful to be back at school with their friends after spring break.  I'm grateful I didn't run out of gas yesterday when I forgot the car was low.

It's important to embrace these moments of gratitude. They can be your shield and sometimes, even your sword against bad moods.  Acknowledge the bad things, the little inconveniences in your life, but don't forget to really thank your lucky stars for things that go right.

1 comment:

  1. That is so true. So many times we seem to notice just the bad things and concentrate on them. We take for granted all the good things and easy times that happen to us.

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