Sunday Gratitude

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Today I am grateful for teamwork.  My husband and I managed to get ourselves back on track with cleaning the house after the holidays and our son’s birthday party.  We even managed to do some rearranging in our bedroom and get some furniture fixed.  It was a wonderful feeling to be working together and to be productive going into the next week.

Today I am grateful for the ability to prepare nutritious meals for the week.  After the recent illness in our house, it gave me some pause about keeping my body healthy.  I was able to take some time today to organize and prepare food to help keep me on track.  This isn’t a resolution thing, this is a thing to help me stay healthy after my body went through the ringer with being sick.

Today I am grateful for awesome music and dance time with my son.  While we had the house torn apart again in an effort to clean and purge toys, I was able to make a game of it with our son and we danced and laughed together.  The pure joy on my son’s face was absolutely the most fulfilling feeling because I was able to share those moments of song and love with him.

Today I am grateful for clean clothes.  I was able to get a lot of laundry done with the help of my husband and able to prepare that for the week as well.  It felt good to be able to get that done while we were doing other things around the house.

Today I am grateful for the little things.  The toys I managed to purge are going to my great-nephew and I love that we can give them to a good home.  He will be able to make wonderful memories with those the same as my son did.  I love that we could spend time together working on family projects because we were able to build our communication as we discussed what needed to be done.

Today I am grateful to spend time with my animals.  It was nice to let lose and have some fun and watch the animals run around enjoying their toys.

Today I am grateful for the party we threw for my son yesterday.  He had an amazing time with family and friends and we had good food and he was gifted so many things he can use and play with that he won’t need anything else for quite a while.  Having everyone together for my son was so nice as he is the common thread between two families and our friends.  We are truly blessed.

Today I am grateful to have the opportunity to spread some light in the world.  There are a lot of dark things going on right now and it helps to think of the things that we have that are going well.  We need to remember more often that this world is full of light.  Even though there are dark things, the more light we bring to them, the less power they have.  It is up to us to make the time to focus on the positive because it’s time to deescalate the volatility currently happening.  We all need to pause and remember what we have to be grateful for and to spread the reminders of the beautiful little things out there.  Be the light.  Be the love we all need right now.

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