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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A moment to pause and reflect

I have just had the splendid luck of finding yet another glorious blog: http://mama-om.blogspot.com/ While I was perusing her blog I noticed her post about an Attitude of Gratitude. You'll now see this button on this page too.
So, since my little ones are currently down for their naps, or quiet times, as the kid may be, I thought I ought to take the moment and share the things I am grateful for.
I am grateful to have such strong-willed children. Even if it means they drive me up the wall and test me in ways I didn't even know I could be tested, I am glad they are so strong-willed, it will take them far in life. That characteristic also forces me to "think outside the box" in methods of parenting, and for that I am grateful.
I am grateful for our home and every weed that needs to be trimmed, for our yard is full of diversity and has no intentions of conforming into anyone else's standards. I love our uneven walls - for they show actual hand-made craftsmanship. What one person can do with their own two hands and how that can stand the test of time.
I am grateful for family and friends. They have taught me the importance of being true to yourself, and what being there for someone really means. They have proven to me that even when we feel all alone in this world, we aren't.
I am grateful for my husband. He is supportive and always there for me, standing by me. He doesn't condemn me for needing him, and he loves me unconditionally.
And finally, even though part of me wants to cringe at stating this: I am grateful for the internet. Growing up "different" from the pack was lonesome and scary. Without access to the web I wouldn't have gotten to see and know so many people who are more like-minded. I get to see the world through so many people's eyes, and it is glorious. I am able to find the affirmations I need, and I am so, so, so very grateful for that.
What are you grateful for?

1 comment:

Stacy (Mama-Om) said...

Hello!
Thanks for finding and enjoying Attitude of Gratitude!

I really liked reading your blog --I love the strawberry pics! My sons are CRAZY for strawberries and we've planted three different kinds in our yard.

I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!