Quotable Mondays: Gratitude

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Tis the season. I know Thanksgiving was last week, but we are still in the neighborhood of Thanksgiving so I wanted to get this out there. Today’s quote:


“Gratitude turns what I have into enough.”

I love thoughts on gratitude. I think this quote is so true. I have written a post titled It’s All About Perspective. It is! How life is for you is largely based on your own perspective of life. Perspective is important, and gratitude helps make that perspective a positive one.


If you are grateful for all you have rather than wishing away what is before you, then your perspective on life is great! You have optimism. You are thankful for the good things in your life.


I really think that there will be very few, if any, moments in life where everything is perfect. Where you could literally not want or need anything more than you have. Where every child is sleeping perfectly, obeying perfectly, and is perfectly happy. Where you want and need no material possessions. Where every relationship you have is in perfect harmony. Where you have the right balance of things to do to keep life interesting; not too few so that you are board or too many so you are overwhelmed. Your income is just right. The elected official you wanted is in office.


It would just take a lot for everything to line up just so. And so, to be satisfied, happy, and content with life, we need to have the proper perspective on life. We need to have gratitude for what we do have. When we do, what we have is enough. No, things aren’t the portrait of perfection, but they are certainly good enough. 


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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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