I'm all about spreading the love, the Karma, the gratitude. I love it. I love love love it.
Of course I am grateful for all the usual suspects. A loving family, amazing friends. These plump and gorgeous babies that I live with. A dashing husband. I am grateful for the food we eat and for the roof over our heads. I am grateful to have the support of awesome people and this list could go on for ever and ever and ever because I try and make it a daily practice to be grateful for every blessing in my life.
So because of that I need to pare this down and pick a category. How about I tell you about the some of the people and things I am grateful for that do not make everyone's top ten list? Ok.
I am grateful for drive-thru banking. While I am sure this was more of a self-protection move for the bank industry it has made my life easier and less sweaty.
I am grateful for the person that designed the grocery cart car thingy. In fact I would kiss that person if I could. I would kiss them forever. And so hard. In the rain.
I am grateful for Dawn dish soap. It cleans everything. It is a miracle.
I am grateful for Tater Tots. Tots are a staple in this house. They will always be eaten. They will always be loved. They are delicious little compact pieces of shredded potato heaven.
I am grateful for the lessons I've learned from my children. Like how it's fun to add the words "scratch your butt" to every song we sing. You know, Twinkle Twinkle Scratch Your Butt? It's a great song about a star in the sky. Precious really. The star needs to scratch his butt. And then there's also the song The Itsy-Bisty Spider. Wouldn't you know that that spider just wants to scratch her butt? Well she does, poor thing. The itsy-bity spider needs to scratch her butt. And that's funny.
To anybody in my life who has ever offered to take the kids off my hands for a few hours. I am so grateful for you.
Cereal bars. That's right. I am eternally grateful for cereal bars. They are the answer to Mr. Pants' war with breakfast. They are sent from heaven and made of magic. They are to be respected for the peace that they bring in this house. I love you cereal bars.
And this. I am so grateful for this...
And finally, I am so very grateful for all of you. It makes me feel all warm and gooey inside that you are reading along. I wish that I could plant a kiss on all of you. An awkward and sloppy kiss. You have opened doors for my family just by coming here to read our stories. Every time you read, share a post or comment, you help me to establish a readership and that helps me find writing jobs. It's because of you that maybe just maybe I can really make this writing thing stick. So please do me a favor and lean into your computer. Don't be scared. Since I cannot kiss you all individually, I shall kiss you collectively. So go on. Lean in. Even close your eyes if you want.
Because Mama wants to give you a kiss....