Monday, September 24, 2012

Small Blessings


Most days I am working toward future sales, future money, future home upgrades. I think about the endless lists of things we want and need and feel we need. 

As I reflect on my life, I am even reflecting about what my mind thinks about and here is what I decided. 
I think about matter way to much. I think about what we don't have far far more that what I do.
I realized that I can't just immediately halt how my mind is wired and thinking about the future is good and responsible but now I feel like its all I think about.

So Today I made myself complete a little exercise. I gave myself 30 seconds to list 10 small things I am thankful for and not just things that people expect you to say. Real things that are true unique. 

I am thankful...

...That both my kids (1 year old and 2.5 year old) wear the same size clothes and diapers! Saves so much money
... that I am a stay at home momma and can at any time of the day hug and kiss my kiddo's
...that my husbands likes to come home to his family and as soon as he walks in the door he opens his arms and Chloe charges him with the biggest hug. Every day. 
...that despite our condo being 3 flights up, the extra stairs forces me to be some what active even if I don't get in a work out. 
...that my husband is a fantastic cook and never used recipes. He just 'knows' food kids loves their veggies
...for my double stroller which allows me to get off my butt and take the kids out doors with out chaos.
...that both kids are on Nalgene (anti-spill) bottles now! No more milk spilling every where or a mom constantly scrubbing the carpets
...that we still have enough bubble bath left for me to have one  (maybe I'll even tonight!) 
...When my daughter found all my make up and a stuck most everything in a huge jar of vasaline that she didn't ruin ALL the make up! Thankfully, I was able to save the good stuff I need. 

So, how about you lovely readers? Want to try my little exercise? Comment below (if you have the time). I would love to hear! Even if you just list one or two. 


  1. You have lots to be thankful for friend!! :) It's so easy to get caught up in the "to-do"s and the "i wish" thoughts but I've learned that sometimes when we just let it be, and let it all ride out on it's own it happens in the timing it's all meant to! :)

    1. that is so true friend. Thank you for the wise words. I really need to just "let it be" more often. Its something I will be practicing. :)

  2. Love it.
    I am thankful for: a hospital team that knows and loves my son.
    Grandparents that adore their grandbabies.
    Homemade chicken tacos.
    My hubby.

    1. I love your list friend! Now I really want homemade chicken tacos! Yum!

  3. Happy to have found your blog! This post definately caught my eye because it sounds as if you were speaking directly too me! This is what I've found myself dwelling on alot lately... thank!

    New follower,

    1. I am so happy that it spoke to you. Its something I struggle with daily, but my little exercise seemed to work. I didn't think about "matter" for the rest of the day. p.s. I am your newest follower :)

  4. Mandi!!! I SO LOVE THIS POST!! You are amazing. Being home with our babies is such a blessing and something to be so thankful for and to have good husbands is just another thing I take for granted a lot!! Love this