This month, I am working on focusing on the many things I have to be grateful for. I'm calling it "30 Days to an Attitude of Gratitude." I know I have much to be grateful for, much of which I overlook. It is my hope that I can remember these things, and focus on the many positives I have in my life!
When I was a young woman, I remember writing letters to my future husband. In these letters, I shared my dreams and aspirations for our courtship, relationship, and many, many illogical wants (hey, I was 14!). I could never of imagined what an incredible man I would be blessed with many, MANY years later. (I married later in life and was an Old Maid according to typical LDS cultural standards.)
I am grateful that Steve is openly loving and smoochy with me.
I am grateful that he tries to make sure that I know he thinks I'm attractive.
I am grateful that Steve wants the best for our financial future. I love that he thinks about preparing for our future - now, and that he is so focused on it.
I am grateful, I adore, and I appreciate, that Steve works SO hard for us so that I can stay home with our son.
I feel bad, but appreciate, that Steve tells me it's "okay" when I fail at goals I've set. He reminds me that no one is perfect and that I can try again.
I am grateful that he supports me in my creative endeavors and other pursuits.
I am grateful that he challenges me to do better financially. (and I try - oh how I try! But I get easily distracted!)
I am grateful that he thinks I'm a good cook, and that he acknowledges that he forgets what a "good thing he has" in me as a wife that prepares and cooks meals for him.
I am grateful that when he see's I'm having a trying day, he'll send me off to have some "alone" time and he'll take care of our son.
I am grateful that he helps around the house. He does it more than I feel like he should, but he reminds me that we are a team and that we can make anything work if we work together to accomplish it.
I am grateful that he is always willing to serve others.
I am grateful that he is such an incredible father to our son, and that he is teaching Freddy how to love and respect women.
I am SO grateful for Steve!
Are you participating in any type of Gratitude challenge this month? I'd LOVE to read your posts too!