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Thankful Things for Thanksgiving

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It’s that time of year again where we all declare what we’re thankful for. And though most of us will stop along the year to reflect on things or moments, it’s this time of year that really brings the giving and goodness out in people. Unless, of course, you’re shopping during any Black Friday sales. Then, it’s every person for themselves.
I get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and I don’t always stop to think about little things and big things I don’t notice or ones I take for granted.
This year, I’m thankful for:
Learning to let my kids be kids and not freaking out over going to bed with dirty feet.
Eating for two and having a healthy third pregnancy.
Two healthy toddlers and a husband who completes home improvement projects completely, correctly, and in a timely manner.
Scoop Away cat litter. Without it, my house would smell like unspeakable digested cat food disgust.
Getting my Christmas shopping started early.
Injectable progesterone that’s saved me from not one, but two, preterm deliveries.
Vitamins. Because some days every little person in my house refuses to eat, yet they continue to grow. 
Everything my husband does for our family.
Traveling with my family and watching my kids explore new places
Always having food on the table and a roof over our head. Compliments of my hard working husband.
Not having to do my laundry via the lye, bucking and soaking method.
Kind and supportive friends. New and old. You all know who you are.
Staying home with my kids. Sure, it’s driven me to the brink of insanity and made me a social misfit. But, in less than five years my kids will be into other things. So, I’ll take every day with them if it means for a couple more years I get to be the end all and be all of their little world.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. 

Christina lives in Denver with her husband, two daughters and two cats who still haven’t perfected the art of litter-boxing. You can follow her third pregnancy journey over at Pregnancy & Newborn’s Knocked Up Blog or find her rambling on The Mediocre Housewife.

Christina Antus
Author: Christina Antus

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  • comment avatar Amber Johnson November 10, 2014

    Wonderful list! Here are a few things I’m been grateful for lately:
    Healthy kiddos.
    A wonderful, supportive husband.
    A pantry full of food.
    A warm house.
    Amazing friends and family.
    Functioning cars!

  • comment avatar Amber Johnson November 10, 2014

    Also, one of my favorite quotes by Thomas S. Monson on gratitude:

    “We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude…If ingratitude is be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. Someone has said that gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

    …To express gratitude is gracious and honorable; to enact gratitude is generous and noble; but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven.”

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