My one word for 2013 was a no brainer this year.
I’m still totally inspired by the life changing book, One thousand gifts.
Noticing ways to give thanks instead of ways to complain is a total game changer.
When our kitchen is a total mess and the crazy white girl inside of me wants to come out, I am reminded, at least we have a kitchen, with food and dishes to make such a mess.
When I think we don’t have enough money, I am reminded: If you make $33,500 a year, you are among the richest 5% in the world. (source)
When I’m tired from a long day, I am reminded of the blessing of an able body and mind.
During the mist of this realization, days after the school shooting in Connecticut I posted this to Facebook:
The kids are coloring each other with marker and their bedroom looks like the closet threw up. But before they drive me nuts I think of all the mamas in newtown that would do anything to have their kids drive them nuts today. #perspective #newtown
I am no thankful expert but learning little by little, I have more blessings than 10 people put together.
There are things to be thankful for and complain about in everyday, it just depends on what we are looking for.
What are you thankful for today?
Do you have a “one word” for 2013?