I think it’s easy to get overwhelmed by life and forget to appreciate the small things we have in our lives that are true blessings. Sometimes, just being mindful of what you have can help you to take a breath and reset your entire way of thinking. With that said, I thought I would share a few things that I am thankful for today.
1. Air Conditioning. It is hot, friends. Over 100 degrees with heat index well above that. I am so lucky to have a home with air conditioning, and the ability to pay the electric bill to run it. I won’t lie. There have been times in my past when I had air conditioning and simply couldn’t afford to run it. I have also had a broken air conditioner with a house full of pets and babies that suffered from the sweltering heat. Today I sit in a beautiful home with a brand new air conditioner and I feel very blessed.
2. Tomatoes. This year, being back in our home, we were able to plant tomatoes again! What a luxury, being able to step outside and pick fresh fruit to eat! And how delicious they are! So flavorful and sweet! And the accomplishment of growing them ourselves, well, that is pretty awesome too.
3. Summer Vacation. I love having my kids home for the summer. The school year is so busy with dance and sports and scouts, you name it. To have them home, without having anywhere to rush to, is simply lovely. We do crafts and read books and even do workbooks to be ready for the new school year, but we are all together. We can wear jammies all day, play outside and make sand castles all morning and stay up late playing board games. It is relaxed and precious to me. And it goes by too quickly!
I hope you all have a fabulous day, and that you can take some time to reflect on the things you have to be thankful for. Until next time, my friends!