Four kids, and snow all over the ground, will lead to a few bad days. I was pouting woe is me less than a month ago, when I was having a particularly bad day. To find something to be grateful for I said to myself at least my children are healthy. This isn't to say I don't have more to be grateful for - it was just one of those days. Not a day later, or it seemed, Hawk was throwing up everywhere, and then it was everyone elses turn - except mine, gratefully. Saturday night, Hawk became sick again. Right now I am watching him for dehydration and hoping that his little nibbles of food and the liquids I give him are enough. I am grateful that he is not worse and that his little spark is slowly returning. Admittedly, it is harder to find my gratitude on days like today; but on a day like today, is when I need gratitude the most.
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson