I am glad this week is winding down.. all this gratitude is wearing me out (I kid, I kid.) Seriously…these posts have been a wonderful reminder of some of the everyday blessings I neglect to properly acknowledge.
Instead I want to be someone who constantly feels blessed. Because in all reality I have everything I need, and more. So in honor of the season of Thanksgiving, I have decided to publicly express my gratitude this week on my blog for some of my many blessings.
Sometimes it is easier to focus on the things I don’t have. But I’ve found that’s no way to live.
I am thankful for children .
Okay…obviously I don’t have any kids of my own..yet. But thankfully I am abundantly blessed with children in my life – three nieces, a god-daughter, dozens of my closest friends’ kids, etc. And oh, how they make life more fun, how they make me more fun.
They remind me not to be so serious, so stodgy, so set-in-my-ways. They remind me of life’s simple pleasures. They remind me how to love completely, without a hint of restraint. They remind me how important it is to show affection with hugs, kisses, and cuddles. They remind me how to ask question about what puzzles me. They remind me how different the world looks through innocent eyes. They remind me how to live fearlessly.
I am so thankful to have children in my life teaching me how to be “childish”, “child-like.”
What have the children in your life taught you?