Monday, April 23, 2012

Grateful Monday: Kicking it Off

sharing a free printable of this at the link below

I have always loved the idea of a gratitude journal and like to think that I am try to be a positive person and am grateful for everything that I have. But the truth is, sometimes it is refreshing to complain and I find that for me personally, venting is a good way to get over something (just ask The Gent who has always been every so patient in listening to my rants). I feel like a good philosophy is, "Talk about it for heavens sake!" And then move on. At the same time, sometimes that philosophy doesn't exactly exude a grateful attitude but I truly am grateful for everything that I have in my life and I never want to take it for granted.

While I love being a stay-at-home mom to three busy and rambuncious kids, I often find myself feeling crazy, unorganized and scatter-brained these days. I find myself looking forward to the weekends (don't we all) because I know that my husband will be home and if I am not working, he always lets me sleep in on Saturdays (he's fabulous that way!). We can tag team the trio and enjoy some family time. I feel myself dreading Mondays because it is back to the grind. Back to waking up all of the kids to take The Boy to school. Back to the normal routine. Back to the homework. Back to the schedule. Back to being the only one here for the fighting, crying and whining that inevitably ensues. Sounds like the perfect job, doesn't it! Well it is. It is fabulous and something I dreamed of for many years while climbing the corporate ladder. But when Monday comes around, I find myself in need of a boost, a little reminder of truly how blessed and lucky my life is. Regardless of what our week might entail I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. I thought it'd be great to share those things I am most grateful for each week. So here is the start of Grateful Mondays.

I thought I would kick it off with a free printable (shown above). "Start each day with a GRATEFUL heart". It is 5x5 and ready to print. You can download it here. I am going to be putting mine on my nightstand because I tend not to be a {grateful} morning person.

Hopefully each Monday you'll share with me what you are grateful for too!