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Happy Thanksgiving


“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” 

-William Arthur Ward

As the craziness of this time of year swirls around me, I am grateful for the deep breath that Thanksgiving offers. It’s a reminder to put down my never-ending to-do list, crazy work schedule, school commitments, holiday planning, worries about the latest round of colds, all of the typical exhaustion and frustration, anxiety and chaos that comes with being a working mom with two little ones at home…and just be. Breathe. See. Appreciate. Because hidden by all of the everyday clutter are so many blessings. The smiles and hugs from little sisters. The warmth and safety of being together in our home. The sweet and fleeting, overwhelming and crazy moment of life that we are in. I am grateful for it all.

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, joy, and deep breaths.

David King - November 22, 2017 - 8:06 am

So glad you take time to stop and take notice of all your blessings in life along the way! That’s so important. You never know what life is going to deal you. Also your children grow so fast and they’ll never be as young as they are now ever again. I kept telling my daughters that I wanted to dip them in paraffin so they wouldn’t grow as fast. What’s wonderful too, is when they marry and have children of their own, you get to enjoy your grandchildren often at a slower pace which is SUCH a blessing!!!

Mom - November 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm

You write so beautifully and hit the nail on the head. Dad and I are so very thankful for you and your incredible family.