Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Grateful Heart

Ever have one of those days? You know what I'm talking about, every time you turn around something wrong happens, you run out of time during the day so your to-do list is longer then what you started with, kids are all grumpy so you become moody. You know exactly what I'm talking about, in fact you may of have the same kind of day today or yesterday.
Yesterday and today was just that, and today worse because I hadn't gotten over yesterday! So this evening after my temper tantrum (I've always had them, don't judge!) I got to run an errand by myself, yes, that's alone with no kids!! It wasn't long, but I got to thinking about all the things I am grateful for. I needed to mentally make my list to help my mind and heart transform. I needed to realize that even on bad days I have things to be grateful for.
I'm grateful for my health, both physically and mentally. I'm able to run my kids around all day to and from school and activities, I'm able to remember where they go and when. All this because I have my health.
I'm grateful for my kids. They keep me young, they love me unconditionally, even on my bad days.
I'm grateful for my husband. He loves me for me, supports me in all my adventures and never second guesses me. He loves me during my temper tantrums (One of our first times we actually talked in high school was during one of my temper tantrums!! See they aren't always a bad thing!)
I am grateful for my friends. I have many of them, some very new, while my best friend and I have been friends for 30+ years. I have friends who I can vent to during my stressful SAH mommy momments, while others I can vent to about business problems. But all of them are special!
I'm grateful for being PTA president. It brings some additional stress into my life at moments, but it's also introduced me to some amazing people. I'm able to share my passion of volunteering with other moms (and dads). I'm able to know the teachers and administration in a whole new light, and I'm able to be a big part of my kids life.
I'm grateful for my church. Do I need to ellaborate?!?!
I'm grateful for my business. It stresses me a lot but it gives me my creative outlet. I have met so many wonderful people through  my business, many friends who I will keep for years! It's brought my family many opportunities, and hopefully many more in the future!
I'm grateful for my customer and fans. Without their positive words (I got a great reveiw in the etsy shop today just when I needed it!) and their trust in my creativeness I wouldn't be able to grow this business.

So thank you! Because if you are reading this you fall into one of the categories above, and I am grateful for you!! So next time you have one of those days, take a few minutes (probably in the bathroom away from the kids) and list, either mentally or on paper, of all the things you are grateful for. And then smile, because your life is a great one!

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