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Appreciating the Little Things

August 3, 2018

 

Last week our dishwasher bit the dust. 

 

Have you ever stopped to appreciate what an amazing appliance a dishwasher truly is?

 

Me neither.

 

Until last week, of course, when I went several days without one. 

 

It's true what they say, 

 

"You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

 

Words of wisdom from Guns N Roses.

 

I mean, I have a machine in my house that takes DIRTY DISHES and makes them CLEAN

 

That is amazing.

 

It has had me thinking on other simple ways that I can notice and be grateful for everything in my life.

 

A car that starts.

 

Tomatoes growing in my yard.

 

Flushable toilets.

 

Seriously---flushable toilets!!

 

Warm showers.

 

Grocery stores where I can buy food.

 

A bed to sleep in. 

 

Shoes that fit.

 

Clorox wipes.

 

My water bottle.

 

Kids who fight.

 

Seriously--I can be grateful for siblings who fight.

 

The other day,

 

I listened to a man speak about his teenage daughter. 

 

She was born with severe brain damage. 

 

Because of the damage to her brain, 

 

she hasn't progressed cognitively beyond that of a 3 month old baby.

 

One of the things he mentioned longing to hear 

 

was his daughter fighting with her older sister. 

 

I have never before longed to hear that sound.

 

But I decided right then and there:

 

I can be grateful that my children fight. 

 

I love this quote from a new favorite book of mine, The Book of Joy:

 

 

 

Can you find something to be grateful for today that you once took for granted?

 

Share this post with someone you are grateful for, mama!

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