For the first time, today I watched one of my children star in a school play.
It was a play about Thanksgiving and my daughter was a “narrator” dressed as a Native American.
I really have no idea what the play was about.
Well it was obviously about Thanksgiving as there were pilgrims, native americans and then some animals. But I was so busy relishing in the cuteness that I didn’t even follow the story!
Little one, on the other hand, was pretty captivated.
My daughter had been practicing her lines for weeks. It was so cute to see her up there all proud!
My daughter’s wonderful teacher allowed 4 children (who are twin siblings of the children in her class) to be greeters at the school entrance, hand out the playbill and direct guests to the gymnasium.
Little man took his job very seriously!
These moments are precious and I am thankful to be a part of them.:)
Do you ever find yourself contemplating what you are thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches?
I was going to write about a doctor’s appointment I had today, but then I saw this article:
Brooklyn parents in a race against time as both diagnosed with advanced cancer within a week.
And now I can’t think about anything else.
Give your children and loved ones big hugs today. We all have gripes and complaints that can be all-consuming. It’s hard not to get caught up in negativity sometimes. But right now in this moment, make an effort to stop and to appreciate your wonderful life. Say thank you even.
Here is what I am grateful for right at this moment:
- My 3-year-old decked out in her Cinderella costume, giggling.
- My 5-year-old kissing me awake this morning at 6 a.m. to tell me I look “cute”.
- My husband’s beautiful x-ray of his repaired neck.
- My son wanting to hold my hand as we walked to the bus stop this morning.
- The sun shining.
- A friend thanking me this morning with a hug.
- My daughter shouting “that looks just like mommy!” when she saw Kendra Wilkinson on Dancing With the Stars (okay I know but really I AM grateful that she sees her mom like that!)
In all seriousness there is power in gratitude. Start now.
What are you thankful for?
(And check out this book if you need more inspiration.)