This year is about living with intention and part of that is being intentional about my gratitude. You can buy my gratitude journal because I think that your gratitude practice should be beautiful on the inside and out. I’m not going to lie though and say that the gratitude practice is always easy because it’s not. You’ll have days where finding that little bit of happiness is hard. You’ll have days where you kind of hate everyone. I mean we’ve all had those bad moods, right? Today, I’m not letting that get to me as I think about 2016 and move into 2017. I’m going to ignore the hormones of pregnancy and tell someone about exactly how much I appreciate all that they do for me every single day of our lives.
I do think that practicing gratitude is a HUGE part of being intentional in 2017. I also think it’s a HUGE part of changing your attitude about your marriage, your family, and yourself. It is a way to really clear your head of the negativity and focus on your goals. Do you want to travel this year? Take a moment to think of the things you’re grateful for and forget about sitting in a car for hours with a 3-year-old. You’ll stop dreading the idea!
Our life isn’t perfect ya’ll, but no one has a perfect life. The statements you see here are all true, though, and I am grateful for every single one of them.
You’re amazing! I don’t say that lightly as you know since I clearly didn’t give you credit for being better than marrying Prince William *wink*, despite that you are perfect for me in every single way that I can imagine. Yes, I would say that even when you’re a giant smart ass. I mean we both have our moments, right? Truthfully, I could create a laundry list of how awesome you are, but I don’t think anyone really wants to read that. They do want to know how I’m living my life intentionally and gratefully this year so I’m going to start with showing my thankfulness for you.
I’m grateful for all those poopy diapers you clean. We both know they turn my pregnant stomach right now so I’m grateful for the fact that you are there to change them. This is true co-parenting, ya’ll. I know that I’m lucky my husband is home all day to do these little chores when I’m feeling so gross. I know that some would consider me lucky that he steps in to do them, but I think I’m luckiest that he understands that taking care of our child is both our jobs. So, honey, I’m thankful that you don’t require a thank you for watching our child. I’m thankful that you understand it is all a part of being a parent.
I’m grateful that you are able to work from home. I know that I could do a whole day alone, but I really love not having to. I love the fact that I can feel terrible in the afternoon and we are able to adjust our schedules so I can take some medicine and get a quick nap. I’m thankful that we are able to share an office without killing each other. I’m also thankful for my Beats and your earbuds. This way we can focus without annoying each other. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, right? I’m grateful that you are there to step in when I’m truly annoyed by technology not working like I think it should. I think everyone here realizes that I don’t have the patience for all of that, #amiright?
I’m so amazingly grateful for the fact that the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 have been chaotic, but we’ve been able to survive it. I know sometimes I’ve been grouchy with the gestational diabetes, but you’ve taken it like a champ. You’ve taken it like Rocky from Apollo! I’m so thankful for the fact that we are able to move past those moments when I’m not myself. I’m also thankful for the fact that I’m usually grouchy about things and not at anyone directly. I’m so glad that I’m able to take this journey with you because I know that your patience will counterbalance my lack of it.
I’m so glad that our son feels comfortable with you. Okay, I’ll admit that sometimes I’m jealous he’s such a daddy’s boy, but I’m also glad that you all have an amazing relationship. I think all of these feelings are pretty normal. My heart swells though to see the two of you together.
Mostly, I’m just thankful every single day that I get to go on this journey with you. You are the peanut butter to my jelly.
A year of intentional and grateful living won’t always be easy, but we don’t always need to do something that is easy. We need to do what is best for us and our families. What are you most grateful for this year? What is your main goal for 2017?
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