First, this morning I am thankful that I gave my Bootcampers the day off and was able to wake up two hours later than any other Thursday of the year. :)
What stands out the most in my mind this morning was reinforced with a baby's tee shirt that I just came upon on Pinterest. ( this quiet morning has allowed for me to discover Pinterest) It said, "I am why we can't have nice things". That's it right there... I am thankful that my "nice things" are the 3 most amazing people in the whole wide world. I am thankful that our lifestyles allow for us to teach our boys to dream and reach big but keep each day and hour simple. Yesterday, we made their "what I am thankful for" turkeys. Pierce's first feather was "Kade". Kade's first feather was "Pierce". Without a second of thought, they were first thankful for each other. Next Kade said, "wood". Of course I LOL'd! "Kade, why wood?" As I wrote it on his next feather he said, "We wouldn't have our house without wood, Mom!". They continued their feathers with "Mom, Dad, everyone, Pinella, and Oliver, and toys". But the top two warm my heart and remind us it's what holds the home together, not the house...that really counts.
We must look into the future, and teach our children to do the same. However, more importantly I think we should try to live in the moments that make up each day, so that when we get to the future, we have less regrets of being preoccupied while living our lives. Kids teach us that, and sometimes that's why we lose our patience with them . They are just living in the moment and being thankful for the simple things like wood and toys ;)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!