I read an article today which said happiness is in recognising the little things right now that are good in your life, rather than fixating on the ones we think will make our lives better.
I've read articles like this a million times in the past, but for some reason today it really sunk in. The author was grateful for things like a new pot she found for her plant, or for the fact her kids were enjoying their lego. And she found one thing every day - even things about her partner, which is a very interesting concept.
I take my partner for granted for sure, we probably all do with our husbands. This author was thankful her partner always gave her the largest slice of dessert with the nicest crust, although she admitted she was miserable for years waiting for him to make a big romantic gesture.
My husband always kisses me goodbye in the morning - no matter whether he leaves at 6am while I'm still dead asleep, or 7am when I'm stumbling out, bleary eyed like him.
And that I'm grateful for. There are many, many other things but this one thing still makes me smile whenever I think of. It's a courtesy he undertakes, whereas I know I'd often forget.
Other things I'm grateful for today:
- Being 71.6kg, not exactly a tiny girl but still maintaining a loss of 6kg nearly a year on, and nearly 20kg from where I was after Little Red was born
- Having paid nearly 1 year off our house! (only 29 to go... LOL)
- Having a great new novel to read, half way in, and knowing there are not one, but FIVE sequels to this one... god I love a new series to sink my teeth into
This Friday I'm grateful for these things. What are you grateful for?