With everything happening around the nation causing so much hurt and pain and damage this week, I wanted to take the time to appreciate the things in my life that sometimes get passed by. It's so easy (unbelieveable easy at times) to get wrapped up in life, wrapped up in the negativity and the stress and the "whoa is me" mentality that sometimes the littlest things that should be making us smile or bringing joy into our lives go unnoticed. One thing I've found that my little family is particularly prone to is only seeing the bad in something instead of realizing how lucky and blessed we are and happy we should be instead.
Today I am thankful for:
+ My amazing husband and our sweet baby Ollie. These two are constantly making me smile between their goofy conversations, silly antics and unwavering love for me. Every day when I get home from work I get tail wags from one and kisses from the other. (I'll let you determine who gives me which ;-) )
+ The fact that I only have to wake up for work 16 more times! With our honeymoon and the weekends I realized yesterday I really don't have that much time left at my job and it's sort of surreal. Especially given that I wont have a "real job" for the next 4 years as med school will consume my entire life.
+ Our upcoming honeymoon to Ireland. With everything else going on in our life lately I admit that we haven't been very focused
at all on our marriage lately and a week away with no access to phones, twitter, facebook, or the US in general will be exactly what these newly-weds need. Not to mention how thankful I am that we can even go on this trip in the first place.
+ Spring flowers and warm weather. Even though we're moving to CO by choice, I can't say that wont miss the amazing weather and sunshine in lovely SD. I'm going to try and soak up every minute of it over the next few weeks especially given that there's snow on the ground in our soon-to-be new state.
+ How lucky we are to be embarking in our second home-buying experience at the ages we are. Sure there are inspections and loans, expenses of new carpet and new furniture we'll have to get at some point and plenty of other worries associated with this stage in our life but there are many other people who aren't able to buy a house at all. Not to mention how easily the house hunting search was for us. We're pretty fortunate I'd say.
+ Our families and our friends. It's so easy to lose touch with these people because life gets in the way all too often. We find ourselves making excuses as to why we haven't called/texted/emailed some of the most important people in our lives more frequently. But today I am thankful that they're just a phone call away, knowing that they're all in good health (mostly) and in good spirits and will never hold it against me for my lack of effort. These people really are the greatest.
Tell me, what's something you're thankful for today?
What's something that you usually pay little attention to that's actually pretty great?