We easily become wrapped up in our day to day lives. Our responsibilities, our “to do” lists. All the little things that really aren’t all that important in the grand scheme of things but when we are in that moment may seem terribly important. We get caught up in so much that we forget to take a moment to sit back and just enjoy the things that life has to offer. Those simple delights like your children telling you that they love you out of the blue.
Or a rainy day.
It rained here for the first time in a really long time. I think the last time we had a really good rain was on my birthday, and that was over a month ago. I enjoyed it. Our day was quieter. The house bathed in the gray light of the day was muted. I had a terrible headache for the better part of it, but when my head was through aching it allowed me to take a moment to look out my window while cuddling my napping son and appreciate the quiet sound the rain made as it fell against the glass of my windows.
I love the sound of falling rain. It was one of the things I missed most about Miami when we lived in Vegas. I missed the rain. This quasi-drought we’ve had reminded me of that.
This is one of those gratitude posts I mentioned a few weeks ago. A post that I’ve written in my head a few times over the past week or so but haven’t gotten around to writing-and now I’ve forgotten what I wanted to acknowledge with my thanks. A negligent misstep I won’t be taking again-or I’ll try not to make in the future.
Today I am thankful for headaches and the rain. For the delight the gray day brought me. For the sweet kisses of my two boys and for the sound of their “I love you’s” which were totally and unequivocally unprovoked.
I’d like to take this opportunity and invite you to write your own gratitude post and share your link below.