Look Around You

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It’s really amazing to me how some days it feels natural to find gratitude in everything. Yesterday was one of those days. My husband is still away so I took the kids to see Martian. I was filled with happiness that the three of us were in the same vicinity, side by side for 2.5 hours. It doesn’t sound like a big deal but believe me it is. Often, we are running in so many different directions and we barely have time to sit down and have a conversation. It was nice to just hang out with them.

A friend of mine came over later that night and we shared some pizza and a bottle of wine. We sat on the couch with tears running down our face as we read Pinterest pins that seemed to be written directly for our own lives.

It’s the little things that make your life feel big. It’s someone who understands and accepts you exactly for who you are. It’s spending moments with the people you love and grabbing an extra hour of sleep when the weekend finally comes. It’s seeing your kids smile and feeling a smile spread across you face because you adore seeing them happy. It’s a box filled with pizza and a night you don’t have to cook or clean up any dishes. It’s feeling the suns warm rays that soak into your skin on a chilly day.

There is so much to be grateful for. Look around you and appreciate even the smallest things. A comfortable bed, food in the fridge, a house over your head. Don’t forget how fortunate you really are.

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12 thoughts on “Look Around You

  1. That’s a precious post. I also appreciate so many of the same things. OK, now this is on a different topic. I want to see The Martian but before I commit to that, I want to know if he survives. I really only want to see happy endings. Should I go?

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