General Life Pregnancy

{Thankful Thursday: September 5, 2013}

Notice When You are Happy | Thankful Thursday from TheMcBaileys.com

via Pinterest

Big week this week for a lot my readers. It’s the first week of school for many of their children! I, of course, am still carrying our first child in my tummy so I don’t quite know what it’s like to send your children off to school. But, I can only imagine how wonderful it is to watch your children grow, but also terribly difficult to see yet another year pass. I do, however, remember as a child how excited I was {yet also pissed} to go back to school. I loved picking out my outfits, trapper keepers, book bag, lunch box, all of that fun stuff. I also remember hating waking up so early {and that has not changed since I was a child} and dreading the end of summer {I love me some beach} and the sheer amount of homework I knew I was going to be given.

It’s funny when you look back on your younger years. I wonder if my children will have such fond {and sometimes not so fond} memories of school? I wonder if they will look back and think, much like I do, “Man, that was awesome!” In elementary school we lived right down the street so my sister and I would walk to school. Our cat, Kitty {yes, very original name} would follow us, as would our dog Annie sometimes {she even entered the school and slid down the hallway one time. From the 6th grade classrooms all the way to the Kindergarten rooms. The principal asked me if I could please escort my dog home. Hilarious! And one of my best memories of that school.}

I just remember that being on the happiest times. It probably had a tad bit to do with being young and naive, but I’ll take it. The only other time I remember being as happy as I was when I was a kid, is now. Yea, I have my totally out of control emotional days {thanks pregnancy hormones}, but who doesn’t? I just find myself looking around sometimes thinking “Is this real?” I saw the quote up there today on Pinterest and just HAD to incorporate it into Thankful Thursday this week.

I asked myself this morning, “Do I do a good enough job recognizing when I am truly happy?” I’d like to think that I do. I’ve said before I like to use these opportunities each week to recognize the blessings in my life. BUT, am I recognizing the happiness in my soul? Well, today I am. This Thankful Thursday I’d like to give a shout out to the Big Guy, Cosmic Forces, whatever it is that you believe is in charge, for this truly happy time in my life. I’m so thankful that I’ve been given this opportunity to truly experience and enjoy my pregnancy, surrounded by caring / loving family and friends, and to wake up each day next to a man who wants nothing more than for me to be happy. I mean really, could I ask for anything more? I think not.

So today my friends, what are you thankful for? Recognize your happiness and shout it from the rooftops! Because honestly, there is nothing better…nothing better.

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