I'll tell you why. We are some busy, crazy, people who are just trying to make it. It's really in the quiet still moments (what are those?) that you are grateful. That's why you REALLY have to make it a priority.
So here's my list.
I am grateful for a husband who is beside me, provides for me, and resides with me. In my home and heart.
I am grateful for my daughter who lights up a room and tests my patience.
I am grateful for a son who's sweetness is palpable, wonderful and heart wrenching.
I am grateful for my blond dog who keeps me safe and likes to snuggle.
I am grateful for my two cats who ask nothing and give everything.
I am grateful for a family who cares about me.
I am grateful for friends who know what's important in life and in love.
I am grateful to be working at a job I love, with people I love, and a business I love. That is passion.
And I am grateful for every single person who has read, commented, enjoyed, cried and been a fan of this blog.
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!