Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Small Things are Really Big Things

I have failed at writing a gratitude post every day. I didn’t write anything yesterday because I didn’t have anything “big” to write about – there were no fabulous sales, no successful culinary experiments, no children making me laugh…. The only thing that happened is that I woke up and went about the daily chores of any work-at-home-mom.

And there it is…

In my desire to be grateful for the big things in life, I’ve forgotten to be grateful for the small things in life. I woke up happy and healthy. My family got on with the daily routines of going to school and work, my granddaughter celebrated her third birthday and her brother reminded of her of the days when she was happily an only child. My husband has a successful career and provides all of our needs and most of our wants.

This week has been devastating for our nation. In fact, the last decade has been emotionally trying – we’ve suffered through terrorist attacks, our soldiers are fighting on two war fronts, the country has seen an economic decline… But in all of that, we still have to remember to be grateful for the small things like waking up each morning and seeing the sun rise. Tomorrow is not promised, so right now I’m grateful for yesterday and if tomorrow never comes, I’m glad I had today.

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