Do you ever feel like you’ve given up a lot to become a mother? In the midst of sleepless nights, prayers, tears, and difficulties, it’s easy to forget to be thankful. But, oh, motherhood is such a blessing. Children are eternal souls, and they are so precious! And the time flies so quickly.
Recently, I came across this quote for the second time, and it caused an ache in my heart for a minute when I read it:
If you need encouragement, start a blessings journal and spend some time each day writing down things you are thankful for. Even the little things, like a hot shower or a cup of vanilla spice tea, or the laughter of children playing outside. Pretty soon, you’ll begin to see how full your life is of blessings if you will just look for them. Gratitude makes such a difference in your outlook and the quality of your life.
Especially look for things about your children to be thankful for. And then tell them how much you love them!
What’s in our heart will come out in words of praise and affirmation and blessing. When I am regularly writing down blessings, I find that it’s much easier to be positive and encouraging towards my children.
I’m not saying there won’t still be trials. Those will still be there. But sometimes just having a thankful heart will help you get through the day.
Enjoy today, Mama!