|It is that time of year again! I think we should have an "Attitude of Gratitude"|
Even so I would do this post because I am learning that the more grateful I am for my home and what I have.....the more I want to take good care of it!
There are so many days where I think to myself one of the following:
-The toys would be more organized if I just had the right size container for them.
-If I had a better vacuum my floors would be cleaner.......or I can't wait until we rip out the carpet so I can have nicer looking floors.
-This room will look so much better when I finish this project.....and the next!
-I wish my house wasn't so small then it would be easier to keep clean.
-I hate laundry.....I want to throw all of our clothes in the garbage then I won't have to worry about it.
-I would feel happier if I got up earlier to clean my house spotless before the kids get up.
-If only my children would learn to put their stuff away and not throw it all over the place.
These are only a few. My goal over the last couple of months has been to be more grateful for what I have.
I find myself being grateful for even the sometimes late hours my husband works......because there have been a couple of times where he had nowhere to be but home and no employer to work for.
I find joy in some of the messes my children make because of the laughter they make while doing it!
And sometimes I watch in glee as they learn a new skill.
|"I" cleaning his room. I think he vacuums better than most! He uses the crevice attachment and everything!|
I am more grateful for my laundry because my family and I have clothing to wear in abundance thanks to family.
|We have much more laundry than this and I don't need to tell you if it's clean or dirty :)|
I am "sometimes" grateful for dishes because it means we have food to eat and dishes to eat off of.
|Glad I got rid of half of my dishes or my kitchen might look like this.|
I am grateful for our small, old home because it means that we have a roof over our heads.
|Not our house.|
I am grateful for things that need fixing because it means we can learn a new skill and my husband and I can work together while doing it.
|Can't wait to learn to make these beautiful...and cottage like.|
When I am grateful for my surroundings I find myself cleaning without feeling like it is such a burden. I feel the importance for my role and grateful for being able to stay at home with my children and make our house a home!
When we are grateful for our homes and our things we take better care of them.
Happy Early Thanksgiving!
What things are you grateful for?