Giving Thanks Everyday

The demands of motherhood feel more overwhelming lately. No more do I have a few spare moments in my day to just sit and be still, something this introvert Mama desperately needs. Instead my moments are met with three little faces looking to me to fill their every need.

Sometimes we overlook even the simplest of things but when we start the practice of giving thanks every day, our whole outlook changes.

Meals need to be made. Clothes need to cleaned. Bottoms need to be wiped. Boo-boos need to be kissed. Sibling conflict needs to be corrected. Spills need to be cleaned. Crying babies need to be held and rocked. Books need to be read. Sweet moments need to be cherished.

Life with three little ones can best be described as a rollercoaster of events and emotions. Lots of highs and thrills met with plunging downfalls and twists and turns. It’s chaotic, yet completely delightful all at the same time but sometimes I’m prone to miss the joy.

I get caught up in the endless demands and never-ending to-do lists. I get overwhelmed when I don’t get enough sleep (which is basically every night) and if I don’t have alone time, I start to get grouchy and irritable.

Knowing that this season of motherhood doesn’t really leave room for a lot of sleep or personal me-time, I know that the only way to thrive, let alone survive, is to fully lean on God’s strength. He doesn’t lead us into the trenches of motherhood and just leave us here to fend for ourselves. Nope, He loves us and our children too much to do that.

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Sometimes we overlook even the simplest of things but when we start the practice of giving thanks every day, our whole outlook changes.

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