"The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now." - Oprah
Another week has past and its time to put down in writing what I am grateful for. Thank you for all the positive comments regarding the gratitude journal. The journal is such an important tool for me to reflect on my day and mentally put things in order. As always this is my list of five things I am grateful.
#1... I am grateful for date nights. Husband and I got to spend a couple hours without kids on Friday night. We definitely had a nice evening and feeling refreshed. Check out Date Night: Coffee & Ceramics for the details.
#2...A family day on the ship. Husband is soon deploying and today we got to go on the ship. Kids loved to see how dad will live for the next several months. I have new found empathy for my husband. Living arrangements on the ship are not ideal, at all. Imagine sleeping in a coffin and you now know how my husband will be sleeping for the next several months. Poor guy!
#3... Dinner with friends. We have a dinner date with our friends once a month. It gives us a chance to try out new recipes and spend time together. Last night, our friends hosted and served an amazing clambake. Doesn't he look adorable propped up there?
#4 ... a hair appointment. What is it about getting your hair done that make you feel so good? My hair stylist knows magic. She can turn a hot mess into something acceptable in an hour with a paintbrush and tin foil. I love how smooth, shiny, and straight my hair is when someone else does it. Total pampering!
#5... the beach. My husband had Friday off and insisted we cool off at the beach. I would challenge anyone to be unhappy at the beach. It's one of those creations that makes it hard not to believe in God. And when you realize that how can you not be happy?
I would love to hear some of the things you feel grateful for. Please share in the comments section!