{Grateful for the Little Things}

In the busy rush of day-to-day life it can be easy to overlook the little things that are truly the most important.

Lately I've been trying to make a point each day of identifying something that I am grateful for in my life. It's a wonderful way to help me remember to keep everything in perspective when life gets stressful! 

You could write something down each evening before bed in a gratitude journal, or drop a note into a jar to read again on a particularly stressful day, but I've just been making a mental note each night as I turn out the light. Just the act of consciously thinking about what I'm grateful for helps me keep it all in perspective.

So here are some of the little things I'm most grateful for ...

... Swan Lake in my living room

... silly dinnertime antics

... creativity

... snuggles

... puddles

... the determination that only a toddler can muster

... outdoor playtime

... little helpers

... learning new things

... sisterly love

... trying new experiences

... family time

... nature's treasures

... toddler toes

... mini adventures

... new discoveries

... the wonder of children

... dreams

... imagination.

Now, what little things are you grateful for today?