Tuesday, April 06, 2010

It's Not Just for Thanksgiving....

Something that is very important to me is being thankful and grateful for the simple and great things in my life on a daily basis.  It's so easy to get caught up in what you don't have rather than focusing on all the great things that you do.  So, I've started a Twitter feed (on the lower right side of my blog) specifically for listing the things I'm thankful for on a daily basis.  Some of them are for things like my children, my husband, my family that are clearly the most important things but others may be for more frivolous, material things - but I'm thankful nonetheless.  I'm trying to use this daily thankfulness as a tool with the kids too because it's so easy for them to get caught up in the "haves" as well and I think daily awareness of all of the very good things in our lives is important to keeping you centered.   It is easy to forget how truly great our lives are with all of our freedoms and ease of access to things and appreciating the simple (and not so simple) things can definitely help you keep your perspective even when the glass is looking a little half empty.

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