Every year around this time I like to think about the little things I am thankful for. NOT the big things like family, love, health, employment. I’m very thankful for those, yes. But there are so many little things that make life a joy, which get overlooked in the shuffle.
For instance, I am very grateful that every time I leave the house (even if it’s for 5 minutes) when I return I get to enjoy the full tilt Reggie welcome home wiggle dance. This involves rushing to Mom, wiggling butt sideways in joy, rushing away to grab the nearest toy, then bringing it back to be admired along with much love and kisses and the chant of “baby boy, baby boy.” Yes, I have lost my mind. Still, a little thing that brightens every day. Sometimes several times. If I’m really bummed, I can even stand in the garage for 5 minutes, then come back in. He has no clue.
Number two on my little things hit parade is the Keurig coffeemaker IV bought me for our anniversary. (No diamonds for moi, my heart belongs to coffee.) Fresh coffee in 2 minutes! Wow! And tea, hot chocolate, cappuccino, apple cider. Amazing. I am very easily amused. See above.
Number three–hot pink. Who can be bummed if there’s hot pink in the world? Which explains the Ugg boots, new socks, ipad case and Clay Matthews jersey–all in hot pink. Whee!! If Reggie wouldn’t eat it, I’d buy him a hot pink sweater. He’s a dog. He’s color blind. He wouldn’t know.
What are the little things you’re thankful for?