September 20, 2014 By Natalie
What are you thankful for in your life? What makes you pause and smile and say a little “thank you” for the fortunate life you lead? What fills you with a sense of gratitude?
World Gratitude Day falls on September 21st each year and it’s a good time to pause and take stock of your life. What are the things that fill our days that we tend to take for granted?
I’ve been thinking about this for the past week or so as I meander (and oftentimes rush) through my days. I’ve been trying to actively slow down and notice things, so I can appreciate how they make my life better and more meaningful. The people and the things that bring joy to my life and a smile to my face!
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude ~ Cynthia Ozick
Such a simple picture, but SO full of things that I am grateful for!
It’s so easy to take for granted that I have a soft, supportive pillow to lay my head on each night. A comfortable mattress to sleep on that allows me to get a good nights’ sleep and wake up refreshed and pain-free. We rush through our days and by the time evening comes, we often just fall into bed without giving it a second thought. But just for today, stop and think about it. How fortunate is it to have a bed every single night? A bed that has eliminated all of the lower back pain that I’ve suffered from for the last few years. A bed that conforms to both my husband and my different body types and needs so that we can stay in the same bed?
How fortunate is it to have a Nature’s Sleep pillow that allows me to lay my head down and breathe out a sigh of relief. How different from a year ago when I was waking every hour or so to re-fluff my pillow and flip it to the cooler side? Now I’m grateful to have a pillow that has a gel insert that stays cool the entire night long which equals a well-rested mom, and I don’t even think we have to list all the ways that is a benefit to everyone!!
Speaking of “everyone”… I’m pretty fortunate to have that little girl in my life too! What you don’t see is her big brother who happens to have his turn with this pillow next week. Yes, we actually take turns sharing this pillow, because it has made that much of a difference in how we sleep! What we won’t be taking turns with is sharing our mattress, because those two little ones are still pretty grateful to have their own beds in their own rooms!
Life is pretty grand around here and even better now that we’re well-rested and not waking up still groggy! Such a simple thing to be grateful for but SO important when it affects so many other things in our lives!
Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. ~ Dalai Lama
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