Friday, August 17, 2012

Grateful for the little things

Life has been moving in a blur, and I've realised that really I'm kidding myself if I think things will slow down, if anything they're only going to get busier. I'm trying to make a conscious effort not to sweat the small stuff, focus on my priorities, make lists and work my way through them, all of the tried and true stuff, some days it works, some days it doesn't.

This week though I have made a conscious effort to think about the things I'm Grateful for, I let it slide the last few weeks and it hasn't been fun, I like to focus on the positives. So this week I'm grateful for all the little things.

The delicious chocolate pudding I got to enjoy all on my own while away for work, and a wonderful job that presents so many lovely opportunities.

The small smiles of joy as my Muddy Kids enjoy their new ducklings and spend lots of time getting to know them and look after them.

I am grateful for having a wonderful manager at work who has made the return to work just that much easier.

The wonderful Muddy Hubby I have who makes each day just a little easier to get through when things are busy.

A caring teacher for My Muddy Organiser who was adamant she wanted to go to school despite her ear infection.

The silence of a motel room on my own, just to sit quietly and read.

Good friends who listen and love you just the way you are.

It's the little things I'm grateful for this week to keep me smiling and moving forward.

Linking up with Maxabella at Village Voices for 52 Weeks of Grateful. Head over and check it out, it's definitely worth it!


  1. All such beautiful little things though.
    :-) xxx

  2. YUM that dessert looks fab!

    So many things to be grateful for! :)

  3. Whenever I can hear the hum of the refrigerator, I am in heaven. Only another mum could understand exactly what I mean.

    Nat, if life is too busy and stressful, you need to work out what you can lose. If it's all too much, it means there is too much.


    We're in charge!!

  4. For me if I can hear the kitchen clock tick tock, I'm in my happy place :) Good on you for taking time out!

  5. lovely little things
    but I hate the hum of the fridge - it keeps me awake at night!

  6. I'm grateful that I have a Nat who loves me! xo

  7. Oh Nat what a perfect post! I can get so busy you're whirling around in your own cyclone before you realise it. My hubby and I just had this convo about letting things go that aren't essential to make time for the important stuff. I loved Bron's comment sounds so simple put like that, and she's's only when you become a mother do you understand the power of solitude! Enjoy your weekend xx

  8. A quiet motel room... ahhhhhh! I can just imagine.
    Lovely things to be grateful for Nat, they made me feel good just reading them. And that dessert does look waaaaaaay to good to share... Oh and you DIDN'T have to, YAY to that xoxo

  9. That is a great list there, and I really smiled thinking of those duckling. So glad you could get back to work and enjoy it, speech therapists are invaluable to their clients and much appreciated. Have a happy Muddy weekend.

  10. Oh my that chocolate pudding!! I love your list with all the little things to be grateful for glad I popped by!

    Visiting via village voices
    Steph :)

  11. Such lovely little things! You would certainly be busy with 4 littlies and work too! I am a health professional too and love my escape to work. Lovely to pop in from 52 weeks of grateful. x

  12. I love this Nat! Your little things are pretty awesome - and in the end, I think it's the little things that stand out the most and make the biggest impact x

  13. Grateful for the little things, that's the best kind!

  14. Little ducklings... How precious. When we have such silence it is quite a strange feeling. A good feeling in so many ways. Sometimes it is all about the little things xx

  15. Some gorgeous things to be grateful for :)


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