Mummy Confession: I take things for granted.
Immediately following the birth of our last child, I had a renewed appreciation for everything. The first few weeks had me in awe of so many everyday happenings that usually seemed blasé. After a few months passed, that gratitude has faded and been replaced with the “going through the motions” of everyday life. Wake up, sort out the kids, keep them alive while the day progresses, and then put them to sleep. I take things for granted every minute of every day. That needs to change, for the sake of myself and my family.
Often, I see the wonder in my children, and tell myself that I need to see the world how they see it. They jump at the thought of going to Costco, and squeal with joy when I’ve bought them a pair of new socks. They stand in amazement of a praying mantis on the rubbish bin, and announce “how beautiful” the glow of the Golden Arches are as we drive ?. Ok, so maybe not that last one, but I need that same outlook at times. I think we all might.
I hope and pray this Thanksgiving for myself and you, that we are more than just thankful and grateful, but that we live with an awe of all the things with which we are blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving, and may God bless you and your family this day 🙂