At the beginning of February Tanner and I were whining about the woes of our little lives, when we realized it had become a pattern. We had spent the past few previous nights coming home from work/school and finding things to complain about and unnecessarily stress over. Hopefully we’re not the only ones that use their spouses as a soundboard for vent sessions…but we found that it was happening too often.
Tanner jokingly suggested that we write down on post-it notes all the things we were grateful for…however I decided not to take it as a joke. So for the next month we decided that each night we would write on a post-it note one thing we were grateful for that day. Some nights it was a struggle…you know getting out of bed once you’re all cozy can be a real challenge, but every night it was a good exercise to stop and look at our lives and realize how truly blessed we are.
We stopped doing this when March came, but we’ve left up our sticky notes up and they’re a nice reminder to me of how truly blessed we are. As the countdown till baby gets smaller and smaller, we’re facing a whole new stage of life. But I want to always remember how wonderful this stage of ‘just us’ has been. We’ve been blessed with good jobs, opportunities to further our education, nice homes/landlords, cars that are reliable, the ability to communicate easily in our marriage, and of course, the opportunity to become parents. Some of our post-it notes were silly, some were quite serious, but all of them remind me, that we’ve really got it pretty dang good.