Being thankful, even when there’s a lot going on and sometimes it’s hard to see through it, is like finding the golden ticket in a sea of, well, I guess bronze tickets?
I’m thankful for this table, and all the mess on top
I’m thankful for my boys, and the chaos that won’t stop
When I’m tired and losing patience, all I have to see
is these boys and all their silliness smiling back at me
I’m thankful for the moments I wish I could freeze in time
I’m thankful for all this crazy, with these boys of mine
What are you thankful for this year? Each year, we try to capture the sentiment with a few easy activities. We just completed our annual Thanksgiving traditions to capture what we are thankful for this year. From friends to family to favorite foods to . . . poop (because someone always seems to say it to get a laugh in a house of boys), we’ve got all sorts of things to be thankful for!
It’s easy sometimes to get caught up in the moment and forget what matters . . . Look at that messy table. It’s a mess! But it’s covered with fun and togetherness, and even if it had three boys all around it talking to me at the same time and trying to out-shout each other until my head felt like it was going to burst, I took a look around and realized how thankful I am for that chaos.
If you can, take a moment out of your day to make sure you are truly present, no matter how much mess is around you. Be there, really be there, and absorb it all. Life moves fast, and it’s important to catch what you can of it before it passes you buy. I’m thankful for all the memory-making going on in my loud M.O.B. house, and I’m thankful for family and friends, and for all of you.