Some of my favorite things

The littlest one wanted to eat breakfast on the front porch this morning. I’ve come to cherish this one on one time while his big brother is at school. I didn’t have this kind of connection with our first son and I have every intention of soaking up his littleness now. 

This time had me thinking about gratitude and what I’m enjoying at this moment. This is what I came up with for today:


Jam on toast.

Drinking coffee out of my Nightmare Before Christmas mug.

Waking up with a grateful heart, listing all the things I’m thankful for in life.

Having a slow morning to do the above things.

My children.

My husband.

There are no shortage of favorites, but this is what I was feeling today.

I have experienced that having a grateful heart can help steer moments of self doubt or sadness in a new direction. For every item that I feel uncertain about I will say something positive as a way to counter that bad feeling. It’s an instant mood changer and provides a shift in perspective.

These moments of mental and emotional anguish are few and far between these days, but there was a time at my darkest that it kept me going. It helped me see the light.

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