Thankful Thursday: Noticing Gratitude

Back when I spent more time on LiveJournal, many people I connected with there would post a “Thankful Thursday” list weekly mentioning some things they are thankful for. I’m going to experiment with writing about a few things I’m thankful for in this space, because gratitude and happiness are so closely linked. And the happiness I get from taking moments for gratitude is one of the things keeping me sane right now.

One small thing that I took a moment to be grateful for today: the wild profusion of cherry and plum blossoms covering so many of the trees I saw today. Every day when we go for a walk, I try to notice and fully appreciate something that I see. Spring makes it easy, but even winter has its quiet beauty.

One big thing that I took a moment to be grateful for today: my amazing husband. All that we share. All that he gives and contributes. All that he is, heart and soul. His presence in my life, and in the life we are making with Baby A. I am so lucky, and truly grateful.

What are you grateful for today? Do you find that reflecting on gratitude makes you happier?

Image above by Kate Ausborn, used under a Creative Commons License.

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