Did you know that World Gratitude Day was a couple of weeks ago? I did, and have been thinking a lot lately about all of the things I’m thankful for in my life.
Because even though we all have wonderful things in our live that we’re grateful for, sometimes we take them for granted. We get caught up in the stress and worries of everyday life and don’t always stop to remember how lucky we are.
My life can be just as stressful as the next person’s. With three small kids, a house full of pets, and a husband who owns a small business and needs to work a lot, it seems like I’m often stretched a little thin. When you add my blogging work in, my days can become downright stressful.
But you know what’s funny?
Those things that can stress me out are all some of the things I’m most grateful for in my life.
My husband is a kind, supportive and hard-working man. Although his small business keeps him busy, I’m thankful that he has had the business for almost 15 years. It’s a blessing and a relief that we don’t have to worry about layoffs or unemployment and I remind myself to be very grateful for that.
Of course I’m grateful for my kids. I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, or even if I wanted to get married, but I’ve always known that I wanted children. Being a mother to three sweet, healthy children is something I’m thankful for every single day.
Our pets aren’t always easy to take care of. Whether it’s our older cat getting sick every time she eats, our youngest cat trying to sneak out the doors every time we go outside, or just the routine cleaning of the litter box, it’s not always fun having a lot of pets. But our cats bring us joy every day. They make us laugh when they’re playing and make us feel appreciated and loved when they’re purring on our laps. We’re thankful for the joy they all bring to us and to our children.
My work started as a fun pastime and has turned into a small business with many hours of work needed each week. And while I’m not always thrilled when I’m overextended, I am so thankful that I have enough work to keep me very, very busy. This little hobby that I love so much has turned into a blessing that helps us pay our bills every single month.
Lastly, when I’m tired from working a long day or stressed out from my daily responsibilities, I’m grateful for rest.
Deep, relaxing, reviving rest. When I climb into bed, I’m instantly more relaxed.
My Nature’s Sleep mattress and pillows are super soft and luxurious, but still supportive enough to give me the perfect night’s sleep. I just sink into the softness and can feel my body relaxing.
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When I’m waking refreshed in the morning, I slip my feet into my cozy Nature’s Sleep slippers for the perfect, comfortable start in the morning.
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