Good morning dear readers. I woke up this morning after a rough night with a teething child and my home looks like a tornado went through it. Odinn caught a stomach bug and got sick all over our couch which is covered in fabric and since he got it all over himself and his baby brother the priority at the time was to clean up the kids and then get back to the couch. This gave the mess time to sink in. Yes Eeeeeeewwww. This was just the beginning and Alex joined him in his returning ventures. Now my kitchen, which is my laundry room too, smells like baby chicks, dirty dishes and sick. Yeah. I’m functioning on less than 4 hours of sleep a night for over a week because Alex is teething and woke up to a pity party for myself since my house looks like a war zone. Once I sat down and had my coffee I started thinking and remembered the Newsletter Laura sent me from The Nurished Home about having an Abundance and Gratitude List visible in your home at all times. This lists all the things we have and love and are grateful for having. A great tool for when we are having rough days. To read over and be reminded by the good things so the right now hard things may seem less hard. So I sat down and wrote my list and here it is.
My Abundance and Gratitude List
My Husband– My Children– My Family– My Home- My health– Healthy Husband– Love– Healthy Children– Parents that are such a help– In-laws that love my children– siblings that are there no matter what–My education– My blog– My Readers–Ability to inform myself– A husband that is so supportive of my whims– My able body– the YMCA– Yoga– Money cushion in case of emergency– books– Entertaining chickens– Coffee!– clean drinking water– Electricity– Internet– Educational cartoons– Simplicity Parenting– Nature– Farmers Market– Friends that take me out of my comfort zone– Modern medicine– Living in a peaceful place– Being a mother– Helpful Appliances– Public School– Amazon Prime– Organic products– My fenced in backyard– My Veggie garden– Nap time
You may remember that I took Laura’s Hectic to Harmonious Home Cleans that got me kick started to living a more congruent life to my personal values and then I started my journey into Simplicity Parenting. Hope those of you that are having a hard morning with me can use this tool to bring some inner peace and then be able to choose to look at life in a more joyful manner.
What is your list?
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