Someone started this idea on Facebook several years ago and I loved it! I love dedicating an entire month to thinking about what you are truly grateful for. It encourages you to appreciate the things that we take for granted on a daily basis and to be thankful for them. Sometimes the littlest things really do mean the most. I want to dig deep and really find the things that make a difference in my day and life. I should do this every day, but alas, I'm not perfect and an entire month is a good place to start. This is the November part of my own Happiness Project that I started last month.
As I approached my car yesterday evening in my work garage, I began to think of where I was headed next. A women's mind rarely focuses on the present, but rather what's happening next. It's really a downfall in our DNA but it does help us to stay on track and stay 2 steps ahead. But I digress. I knew my next step was to go pick up Colin from school. That led to a series of thoughts, one of which was, "Do I have his car seat?" We only have 1 car seat for each child and we rotate them between cars as needed. When I say "we," I really mean Wes. At that moment, I smiled and said a silent "thank you" to Wes because that's one thing I rarely have to even think about, without questioning, prodding, or complaining, he rotates Colin's seat in and out of the cars so that I always have it when I need it. Having one less thing to think about in the morning is fantastic! I made a mental note to thank Wes when I saw him, so that he knew I really do appreciate it.
I don't want to take things for granted, but I do. This month I hope to notice more, give thanks, and praise as much as I can. I'd like to encourage you to do the same. What about you, what are you thankful for?