A Time For Gratitude
Can you believe the holidays are almost upon us again? It’s the time of year where I like to focus on gratitude, and that is something I am planning on sharing with my 3-year-old this season.
For the month of November, we are going to do a gratitude challenge at home (and at work), where we each come up with something we’re thankful for every day. I know it’s probably a high-level concept that may or may not be appropriate for that age, but I also think it’s never too early to start. I’ll let you know how it goes next month. ;-)
I can tell you what I’m grateful for right now - being able to provide for my little man in so many ways. Of course, there is the materialistic side - being able to buy him clothes and toys and experiences. Okay, mostly experiences because the clothes and toys are largely hand-me-downs. (Which, side-note, I’m super grateful for!) But also being able to spend time with him and getting to go on our “adventures,” which may just be a hike or getting to play on the beach of a lake, but are things that are way more precious than possessions. I’m grateful for the cuddles I get while we read books, and the opportunity to teach him about the world around us.
I was really grateful the other day when he woke up, looked out the window, shouted “SNOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!” at the top of his lungs and danced around with joy. That was the moment I knew he was truly my kid.
I have so many things to be grateful for, and this year I have the added joy of watching my kiddo express these joys in life as well. Of course, living with a toddler isn’t all puppies and rainbows, but focusing on the positive aspects will only bring more happiness and wellbeing to me as well.
What are you grateful for? Please join our celebration of gratitude in the month of November - we’ll be filling our gratitude jar in the office, and will also have a chance to share on Facebook!