Gratitude

11:54 AM

It's November people.  

November.  

I'm pretty sure yesterday it was August.  

Just saying.  

Life sure does fly by these days.  There is just so much going on.  Next thing we know it'll be 2013 and another year will be gone.

I love this time of year, though.  I love Thanksgiving.  I think this holiday often gets overlooked.  We rush straight through Thanksgiving to black Friday and Christmas and all the parties and the presents.  

This year, though, I'm determined to slow down and be grateful.  I want to refocus on all my blessings: all the things that I already have.  

 I know it's a little cliche, but for the entire month of November I'm going to be posting about what I'm grateful for.  I'm doing this more for my own sake than for any one else's, but I do challenge everyone to write down one thing every day that you are thankful for!  



Today I am thankful for my childrens' prayers, especially Colton's.  

Each night as a family we kneel down to pray.  Each of the kids take turns saying their own individual prayers.  Colton, my 2-year-old, always says my favorite.  His usually go something like this:

Heavenly Father

Thank you for mommy be good.
Thank you for daddy be good.
Thank you for Jaxon be good.
Thank you for Madi be good.
Thank you for Colton be good.
Thank you I go to Carter's house.
Thank you I play cars.
Thank you I eat fruit snacks.
Thank you daddy come home.
Thank you for the couch.
(at this point he just starts looking around for anything he can name)  
Thank you for my blanket.
(eventually the big kids start giggling and we have to cut him off)

Amen.

The reason I love this little boy's prayers so much is that it reminds me EVERY day that I have a million little tiny things to be thankful for.  Obviously I'm thankful for family, friends, God, health, etc.  But Colton is thankful for playing with his cars.  He's thankful for his dad coming home from work each night.  He's thankful for everyone in our family.  He's thankful for everything in every room of our house.

When you start looking around the room and you take the time to be thankful for everything in it, you realize that there really are so many, many things to be thankful for.  




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2 comments

  1. Seriously, best prayer ever. I love when you tell us your kids' prayers. Thank you for Madi's juice.

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  2. How cute is Colton's prayer?! Really nice post, Sarah.

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