Today I am grateful for an amazing weekend with family. I was privileged enough last weekend to spend some much needed time with my sister and this weekend I was able to enjoy time with my brother and father and my husband’s side as well. I didn’t realize I had been missing some connection so it was really nice to have that time together.
Today I am grateful for communication. I had one of the most profound conversations with my husband this morning—something we rarely do, something I have been wanting to do for a long time—and it shifted a lot for me. We took 30 minutes out of our day and the things we talked about cleared years of history we had been sitting on. Things I didn’t even know he thought about anymore, things I have long since changed my perspective on, all of the clearing brought us into the present. It felt like we made leaps forward in areas I didn’t realize how stagnant we were.
Today I am grateful for appreciation. It was so nice to be appreciated and seen simply for who I am and to know that there is value. I know that we shouldn’t seek validation from outside sources, but I have to admit that part of me still feels good when recognized.
Today I am grateful for being outside. Not a new one for me, but I truly enjoy being outside and spending time doing things outdoors. And I love the reminder to get myself moving. My son was able to play on an inflatable water slide today and in a sandbox so it was awesome to see him having so much fun.
Today I am grateful for time with my son—and cuddles as a family. We spent some time this morning (before we got ready to go) sitting on the couch and cuddling. I feel so lucky to get to have those quiet moments with my kid. Those times before work begins, or before we are really doing anything for the day. I enjoy holding him like that, while he is still small enough. I love being a mom, as hard as it is, I love being his mom.
Today I am grateful to be making decisions. I have been increasingly more decisive over the last few months and I am steadily improving. Perhaps it isn’t the decisions themselves (because I still don’t always get it “right”) but the PROCESS of making decisions. Each one leading and guiding toward a result—and movement is key. Knowing it is ok to make the decision that is right for me is also a form of connection.
Today I am simply grateful…