Thankful: thank·ful. Pronunciation: \ˈthaŋk-fəl\. Meaning: conscious of benefit received.
There are so many things I am conscious of. Other things, not so much. Lately my goal has been to become more conscious of the things I benefit from, no matter how big or small. Sometimes I feel like saying I am thankful for my husband and my child is cliche. I mean, I am grateful for them; it's hard not to be when you hear stories of people's spouses dying suddenly, or watching friends grieve the loss of little ones. But what about the little things in life that we take for granted? What about: running water? being able to do your laundry at home (or at all!)? Food on the table for every meal? The ability to speak, listen and see. Those are things I do every day, but rarely do I take a moment to say "Thank you God for these little things that allow me to experience life to the fullest." This week I ♥ Faces is a "my story in photos" week with the theme of thankfulness. While I did include pictures of my beloved husband and my sweet baby boy, I also included things that I feel like I overlook on my daily "thankfulness" list. My home, my dishwasher, my washing machine, running water, God's word (religious freedom should also be included with that picture), food , and, ofcourse, my two boys! I am also thankful for Toby, but sadly my storyboard didn't have enough space on it for a picture of him :( Be sure to check out the other entries at the I ♥ Faces blog by clicking on the button below my pictures.