Sadly, it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to even think about blogging; even my husband noticed which is saying something. With the grading period ending, essay grading, holiday decorating, Christmas shopping, festive gatherings, and two little ones; clearly, I’m lacking my ability to regularly post. Ah… It’s been so bad I’ve even thought about quitting, but I’m not giving up, and I’m hoping you’re not giving up on me either.
It’s no surprise, as even right now, my three year old it trying soooo very hard to distract me. Begging for my attention, as I’m sitting at her mini table, drinking her version of coffee, taking the babies for walks, and being the “daddy,” so she will continue playing instead of just putting on tv to distract her. So as I’m yanked from my computer to join in these interludes of play, I’m trying to write this post. Not easy but much needed.
What this reminds me of is that my goal for November’s 30 Day Challenge is to find appreciation in everything. I’ve been journaling one liners about what I’m thankful for this November which is the perfect thing to think about considering we just celebrated Thanksgiving.
Some of my favorites were very specific things I enjoyed in the moment.
- sipping a perfectly prepared cup of coffee on my drive to work
- sitting on the couch observing my christmas tree and twinkling lights outside
- playing Yahtzee with an elderly neighbor
- spending time with both my sisters since everyone is in town
- shopping at Target alone
- admiring my perfectly, just-cleaned house
Things like the last one make me feel accomplished even though it’s not likely to stay that way longer than 10-15 minutes. I noticed I was thankful for all sorts of things like family, time, comforts, and company. On some days, I was able to come up with several things with easy. On other days, I struggled to come up with anything from that day, but those were the days I really appreciated those little things: snuggles with my youngest, having to read another story to my oldest, an easy drop off at daycare, big hugs when I get home, a smooth breakfast with no fighting and no fits.
Another fun challenge, that was a great way to live in the moment. I looked forward to writing something down each night before I turned out the lights, and it puts a smile on my face to go back and reread about all the blessings in my life.
What are you most Thankful for this month, this year, today? What little things make your heart happy? ❤
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