May 27, 2016

Finding Gratitude

Today instead of being mad about waking up so early I’m going to shake off my initial grumpiness and think about gratitude instead.
Gratitude for my sweet little family, and our faraway loved ones, and our nearby new friends. Gratitude for 3 healthy little ones. Thankful for my health and my husband and my dogs and all the little things I’m finding joy in every day – the dandelions turning to globes of wonder that my children blow, the puddles they splash in, the little things that bring them delight. One day it’s splashing in puddles, the next it’s looking back on an idyllic childhood. 
It can be hard to focus on the things we are grateful for, but whenever we do we (almost instantly) zoom into a more positive mentality. Keeping a journal of little things that we are thankful for is a tried and tested (and true!) way to re-center. 

I like to focus on the little things. 

Because the little things have a funny way of turning into big things. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› Today, let your kids stop to splash! 


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  1. I find that I get so caught up and eager to move things along that I forget to slow down and appreciate the small moments. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and just enjoy the moment!

  2. First of all, I love your title, “Happiest Mama”. Secondly, I certainly agree with you. Rather than look at life’s negatives, we should be grateful for all the things we do have, whether big or small. Today, I’m grateful for the fact that it’s Friday and that I’ll be able to spend the three-day weekend with my little one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I was woken up early by my little this morning and this was such a perfect read. I am constantly trying to remind myself to stay positive and be thankful, keeping a little journal and including the kids is a great way to get everyone involved

  4. Thank you for this! We can all sometimes use a little reminder to stay positive!

  5. So important to remember gratitude. I keep a gratitude journal where I write down one thing I am grateful for from the day and 1 thing I am grateful for in myself from the day-whether its something I did or a quality I showed during the day but it keeps me self-compassionate and more resistant to self-judgement.

  6. Oh how my husband hates dandelions, but oh how my daughter loves them! It can be really hard to remember about gratitude when you’re home with little ones day in and out. It’s the hardest job in the world, but they are so darn cute too! Thanks for the reminder <3

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