Today is the third post in the Attitude of Gratitude series. Click here for the complete list of posts.
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I think that we can all find many things to be thankful for; however, in the busy lives that most of us seem to lead these days, those things can often get forgotten in the daily shuffle of life. I believe that it is all of the little things in our lives that create our everyday joy – unexpected hugs, quiet “I Love Yous”, the funny things our kids say, or a text message from someone that you have not connected with for a while.
Sometimes it is the simple actions that people around us do – someone saves a magazine article that they thought you would enjoy, your friend picks you up your favorite drink at Starbucks or your hubby actually remembers to take the garbage out without you asking. Maybe your child drew a special picture for you at school. When we are busy, these moments can often pass us by or quickly be forgotten.
Just take a moment. Breathe…
These little things are what will make your day. Take an extra minute or two and enjoy them. Remember them.
I have a little journal that I created to jot down all of the “little things” that happen. Most of them are about the kids but I do try to add other things as well. I do not write in here as often as I would like but I do always go back to it. When I have had a particularly bad day, they are there for me to read. To remind myself of all of the things that I have to be grateful for.
If you get a chance, I would love it if you dropped by Clean and Scentsible to say hello. I would love to know what “little things” make you smile! You can also join me on Facebook. It will be one more “little thing” that would make my day!
Thank-you so much to Kristin for having me!! Love ya girl!!
Feel welcome to share your thoughts of gratitude in the comments below.