At the beginning of November, I noticed several friends on Facebook listing a daily gratitude - something they felt grateful or thankful for that day. I thought it would be fun to join in as I
I think it's well established that Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday because I'm not fond on the food selections. I know that's just me. Don't get me wrong, there are enough items I DO like that I'm happy.
Mostly, I just love to hang out for the day with no obligations, no place to have to go. It's just me and my little family doing whatever anyone feels like and snacking around all day.
So, I AM grateful for the day to relax with my husband and kiddos.
The month long Facebook challenge to list a gratitude daily has been, surprisingly, difficult for me. As a stay at home mom, my world focuses primarily on my children and the Evil Twin. Then, housework and all that stuff, which I don't think anyone really enjoys, but has to be done.
I think part of my problem is I feel silly listing the "little" things in life that make me happy, but seem kinda "selfish" in a way. Like, "Today, I am grateful for a fuzzy blanket on the couch on a cold morning." I don't know. I shouldn't feel selfish for having a $5 blanket I got at Target that I just love or the fleece throw blankets my biological mom has sent for special occasions.
I guess the lesson here is to count your blessings, no matter how small or insignificant. They all add up to a happy life! :-)
And, with that, I bid you a happy Wednesday, hooligans. I will try to check in tomorrow at some point, but Happy Thanksgiving a little early if I fall into a food coma (those rolls have loads of carbs!) and don't get on the computer until noon or so!
PS. Please sign up with Kate if you want in on the blog carnival!
PPS. Here are the current participants:
Sara – yoyu mama
JMLC – Daydreams and Ruminations
Batty – Batty’s Adventures in Spooky Knitting
Barb – Spencer Hill Spinning & Dyeing
G – Not-A-Box
Evil Twin’s Wife – The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau
Louise – Child of Grace
Allison – Allimonster Speaks
Heather – She Flies With Her Own Wings
Melanie – usually, things happen
Jennifer – Ask Poops, Please