Thankful for the little things

28 Nov

thankful wordle

Yesterday afternoon at about 1 p.m., if you happened by Schlegel Rd. Elementary School, you would have found me splayed out on my belly in the pre-school classroom, coloring a turkey. I was surrounded by a half dozen chattering, laughing and smiling 3 and 4-year olds who enjoyed nothing more in that moment of their lives than sharing their crayons with me.

Later on that day, as I thought about the blog I would post on Thanksgiving day, I reflected on those those five — maybe ten — minutes of my life. I realized that while I have a lot to be thankful for, it’s moments like those that always bubble to the top of the list.

Of course I’m still unbelievably thankful for my loving husband of 35 years, my children (especially including my new son-in law), our health, my new home, my job and having enough money to live comfortably.

But as I remark every year, it’s the little things that really make life worth living.

I won’t bore you again with the entire list of those little things which I created over the last three Thanksgiving blogs. But I do encourage everyone to take your thankfulness one step deeper this year. Don’t just stop at the big things, but pause a moment to really notice all of the tiny, mundane blessings that surround us.

It might be the smell of coffee in the morning, the way your kids run to hug you every time you come home from work, or your family’s pizza and popcorn night every Friday. Because even if life has thrown you some curves this year, there’s always something to be thankful for.

Have a wonderful holiday everyone, enjoy your family and thank you for being a part of my life.

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2 Responses to “Thankful for the little things”

  1. Pat Sweetland November 28, 2019 at 9:04 am #

    And, all of us who have the pleasure of knowing you are thankful for YOU!

  2. websterontheweb November 28, 2019 at 9:17 am #

    Aw, thank you Pat. You are so sweet. Happy Thanksgiving!

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