20 Little Things to be Grateful For

Ppumpkins on white background with fall leaves frame

As much as my boys run me ragged, never doubt for a moment that I am grateful for every day that they are in my life.  My hubby may snore all night long but I thank the Lord for bringing such a wonderful man and father into my life.  At this time of year we all reflect on the big things that make our life complete; home, family, friends, love and even the furry four legged family members that makes a home even more complete.  I have been blessed with all the above.

Still, there are some little things in life that make it easier to get through my days.  So this little post is dedicated to those things that make it possible for me to navigate the roller coaster that is life.  The ups, the downs, the sleep deprivation, and lately the raging hormones.  They may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, yet I appreciate them all the same.

  • Kirkland Sleep Aid:  When I am truly exhausted and desperate for some rest you do the trick. Sure, you cause havoc on my sinuses but you allow me to reach a state of REM for which I am truly grateful.
  • Fleece sheets that wrap me in fuzzy coziness.
  • 5 Hour Energy:  How did I ever live without this stuff?
  • Pink girlie pajamas:  There is just something so right about putting on soft jammies and painting my toes.  It reminds me that I’m not just a mom, but a girl too.
  • Wine:  Do I even need too explain this one?
  • Appletinis:  See wine.
  • Chocolate and good cheese:  Both of them go perfectly with a good glass of wine.
  • Change found in the washing machine.  Mom’s no longer get visited by the Tooth Fairy.  We get our quarters from the Laundry Fairy!
  • My lunchtime BFF’s:  These are the girls I can talk about ANYTHING with.  Love you girls!
  • My other BFF’s:  Always there to share the good stuff and the not so good stuff.
  • Kitties:  There is something so peaceful and cozy about having a warm kitty in your lap.  When my cat purrs I can literally feel my heart beat slowing down and relaxing.
  • Good jokes:  I absolutely LOVE laughing until I double over holding my stomach and crying from laughing so hard.
  • The sound of my boys laughing.  Most of the time they are either doing something dangerous or trying to kill each other, but every now and then one of them will do something that completely cracks up the other one. Then suddenly two boys are laughing hysterically and the sound reminds me what is really important.
  • Costco Free Samples:  Shopping with children in tow is super stressful.  Nothing like some free pizza, chocolate cake, chicken tenders, and frozen treats to keep them happy and quiet so I can finish doing what I need.
  • Thirty One Bags:  Keeping me organized in perfect girly style.  I highly recommend the Pink Pop Medallion print!
  • Knit pants:  It’s like wearing pajamas to work, only more fashionable.  Who doesn’t want to go to work in pajamas?
  • Bubble baths:  No better way to say “Ahhhh.”
  • Bubble baths and bath toys for the boys:   When the rug rats get to be more than I can handle just say bath time!  Thirty minutes of play time for my son and thirty minutes of peace for mom.  It’s a win-win.
  • Bedtime:  It’s kind of like wine.  It needs no explanation.
  • My Blog:  It allows me to have a creative outlet, express myself, and meet other awesome moms out there who inspire me and help me to see the humor in the day to day stuff.

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  1. Loved this! P.S. Where can I get a laundry fairy? 🙂

    • Really she’s not good for much. Yeah, she leaves you a quarter here and a dime there, but she never bothers to actually do any of the laundry for me!

  2. You reminded me of many small Blisses I have enjoyed too

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