Actually, I’m a cup runneth over with endless refills of bubbly Fountain Coke lady.
But I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately.
Maybe it’s an intense work project that has me shackled to my laptop.
Maybe it’s Monkey’s utter disregard for mama’s need for beauty rest.
Maybe it’s the niggle in my hip that has turned into a screaming pain in my ass.
Likely, it’s a combination of all those things.
A huge thanks to Laura at Mommy Run Fast for popping my pity party bubble recently. Her post, Practice Gratitude, reminded me there’s no faster way to snap out of a self-inflicted funk than to reflect on the good things in life.
Fierce hugs and sloppy kisses from little (and big) ones don’t hurt either.
So, today I’m joining Laura to share things that fill me with gratitude and joy. I hope you’ll join me.
I’m Grateful For
Happy, healthy children
(even when their exuberance drives me absolutely insane!)
A husband who supports my working, running, blogging, and everything in between
(without complaining about my complete lack of domestic prowess)
Loving parents and in-laws
(who spoil Bean and Monkey to no end)
The sweetest four-legged baby on the planet
Good friends who listen to me bitch & moan
The best buddies in the entire blogosphere
A boss and supportive colleagues who never complain about rescheduled meetings to accomodate unplanned ped’s appointments and snow days
(or at least mute their phones while they curse me)
Bean’s curiosity, sensitivity, and stubborn desire to excel at everything
Monkey’s brash, fearless, party-never-ends outlook on life
A sister whom I’m closer to now than ever before, even if we don’t see each other very often
Sweet, smart, and sassy nieces and nephews
A mom who can make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants
A dad whose gruff exterior encases a heart of gold
Never having to choose between a warm meal and a warm bed
(and the means to pick up Chinese take-out after a rough day)
The ability to give my daughters experiences I never had growing up
The wisdom not to spoil them rotten
(that’s the grandparents’ job!)
An upcoming – and much needed – vacation
And, above all, another day with loved ones.
Fountain soda picture by evan courtney
What fills your heart with gratitude?