The littlest one wanted to eat breakfast on the front porch this morning. I’ve come to cherish this one on one time while his big brother is at school. I didn’t have this kind of connection with our first son and I have every intention of soaking up his littleness now.
This time had me thinking about gratitude and what I’m enjoying at this moment. This is what I came up with for today:
Jam on toast.
Drinking coffee out of my Nightmare Before Christmas mug.
Waking up with a grateful heart, listing all the things I’m thankful for in life.
Having a slow morning to do the above things.
There are no shortage of favorites, but this is what I was feeling today.
I have experienced that having a grateful heart can help steer moments of self doubt or sadness in a new direction. For every item that I feel uncertain about I will say something positive as a way to counter that bad feeling. It’s an instant mood changer and provides a shift in perspective.
These moments of mental and emotional anguish are few and far between these days, but there was a time at my darkest that it kept me going. It helped me see the light.