Today I don't feel like being a home maker. After a quick chat with my husband who was at a cafe doing some 'work' ALONE, I turned tres green with envy. I want to be alone. Just for a little minute.
So it's timely that I remind myself of a long debrief I had with my favourite bestie about our families, marriages and children, we concluded that gratitude goes a long way in keeping us happy. At the risk of sounding like a hallmark card, its amazing how far those little 'thank you' words can go. Especially at the times when its often unspoken. Especially right now.
I am grateful for the times when my husband rocks the Little Lady back to to sleep at 3 am so I can rest in the warm embrace of slumber. And when my brother fixes the pram tyers with haste and ease, allowing flustered mother a moments peace. Or when after becoming a mumma myself, I am able to honestly and respectfully thank my own mother for growing me, birthing me, raising me and then, helping me raise my own little people. And especially for now (gritting teeth) when I'm in the home with my rug rats, listening to Bob Dylan and watching the light cast shadows across the crumbs on the floor.
I must utter these words of thanks daily. For the small things and the big.
What are you grateful for today?