Thanks to my friend Sara, author of the blog The Mother Who Runs, I have inspiration for this week’s post. The essence of the challenge is to post about the things you are grateful for, the things that may be taken for granted on a daily basis, and to remember that life is good.
As the mother of a three year old and a two-and-a-half month old, I find myself overwhelmed and exhausted quite often. It’s easy for me to get down because I don’t have time to write, sleep, watch TV, manage my blog (regularly) or in general, just have time for myself. I appreciate this opportunity to remember the little things and to appreciate what life has given me.
Firstly, I am grateful for my family. Not to be all cheesy or anything, but without the support of these nearly thirty people that live nearby me–yes we are a village–I don’t think I could manage.
Secondly, I am grateful for my healthy babies. There are plenty of parents with sick children and I can’t imagine how it must feel to have a kid with some kind of chronic illness or disability. My rowdy insomniacs are perfectly healthy, and it’s nice to remember that.
Thirdly, and separately, I am grateful that I’ve found writing. Before I discovered writing I was one of those people without a passion. My whole life, when someone asked what I wanted to be I usually just shrugged. After high school I had to apply to college, I didn’t know what I wanted to be, so I just graduated with a bachelor’s in art. It was kind of an empty feeling. But now, I know what I’m supposed to do–success be damned–though I really do want to publish a book one day. 😉
There are many things in the world to be grateful for, but I think these are my top three at present. Further installments as we get into the holidays, perhaps even a nice cheesy one for Thanksgiving.
Cheers all, and have a nice week!