Hello! Another migraine sidelined me from Friday until today, so I'm going to do a bit of catching up now. I was sure to express gratitude to someone each day I didn't post here on the blog, so I was being grateful ;). I just wasn't able to sit down at the computer and type it all out.
Day 4: I am grateful for the opportunities I have to work with youth. As a mother, as a volunteer at my kids' school, as a youth leader at church and as a dance teacher, I have multiple opportunities to work with children, tweens and teens. I'm not always as mindful as I should be about the influence I have with these people, and I was reminded of that this week. I want to be an influence for good, and I am grateful that I have been trusted in so many places to do so.
Day 5: I am grateful for work. I am grateful that I have opportunities to bring income into my family through work that I love. I am grateful that my husband has a good job and that he can provide for us. I am grateful that I can teach my children the value of hard work. I am grateful that my parents taught me how to work.
Day 6: I am grateful for health. As I watched Jaxon go through his little ordeal this week (he's much better now, thank you!) and as I have experienced a major migraine this weekend, I am grateful that our lots are not any worse. I am grateful that, for the most part, we enjoy good health as a family. Things could change in an instant, so health is one blessing that I count every single day.
Before I go, I just wanted to share a little experience I had Friday. I wasn't feeling good at all, so I wasn't a very good playmate to Jaxon that morning. I set him up with train tracks and cars so that I could sit and rest for a little bit. When I handed him the last car, he looked up at me and said, "Tank you, Mommy." We're still working on the "th" sound :). But it wasn't prompted and it melted my heart. Gratitude is contagious. I hope you are sharing your gratitude often. I promise, it will catch on, and when there's gratitude, there's happiness.
Have a great day! Tessa