I like this quote from Ann Voskamp:
Life-changing gratitude does not fasten to a life unless nailed through with one very specific nail at a time.
But what if we took each of those miniature moments and turned them into a little piece of gratitude?
- A mound of dirty dishes: Thankful for the mouths that are fed and the food that feeds us.
- Discovering toddler doodles on the wall: Grateful for creative expressions.
- Sick kids: Thankful for bodies that are healthy enough to fight off sickness.
- Finding the towel on the floor: Glad that my kids are developing the habit of washing their hands.
- Piles of laundry: Thankful for clothes that keep us warm and healthy.
- Unmade bed: Grateful for the rest and sleep we enjoy each day.
- Toys strewn all over the house: Thankful for these non-necessities that my kids get to enjoy.
- Bath water soaking the bathroom mats: Glad that we have running water for things like baths.
- Holes in my kid's jeans or pants: Thankful that my kids are enjoying a childhood where they get to play hard.
- Trimming little fingernails: Grateful for this season of my life, where I have the privilege of closely mothering and taking care of my kids.