Last week our dishwasher bit the dust.
Have you ever stopped to appreciate what an amazing appliance a dishwasher truly is?
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.
Grocery stores where I can buy food.
A bed to sleep in.
Shoes that fit.
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!