For this Thanksgiving week, I wanted to share a thought on gratitude from Epicurus. It reminds me that in all the hustle and bustle of life, all the carpools and homework, the tantrums and sibling battles, the spilled bowls of cereal and stained Tshirts, THIS is the life that I once only hoped for. I dreamed of a busy home full of children, and that’s certainly what I got. While I will say the days of parenting young kids are hard, and that there are plenty of days I collapse into bed, wondering how I could feel so tired and seemingly accomplish so little, I am so grateful for these days and I try hard not to wish them away.
I have always been a dreamer, and I certainly still have high hopes for the future, but before I get caught up looking forward, I feel so blessed to look back at the hopes and dreams of my past and find so many of them around me today.
What are you thankful for?