"Look at all these good things I have!" she sang out, grinning from ear to ear.
What innocence! What insouciance! To exclaim out of pure joy that you've got your apple, your munchies, and your blanket, and that, yep, life is pretty good.
As we grow up, and life becomes more complicated, we lose some-- much?-- of that ability to enjoy, recognize, and express gratitude for life's simplest comforts, don't we? I love my favorite cozy throw blanket, but I don't know if I've ever called out with pure joy, "my favorite blanket, hooray!" I also enjoy a crisp apple as much as the next guy, but I don't recall singing its praises anytime recently. I think I'll start.
I just read a children's book [for the 20th time at my daughter's
That's a wonderful thought. Motherhood is much trickier than I thought it would be (unbelievably so, in fact), but it is uplifting to think of all of the positive changes-- such as this-- that have enriched my world since adding my 2 Tazmanian devils to the mix.
What have your children helped you appreciate all over again as an adult?
~Julia @ Frantic Mama
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