Me and My Family

Me and My Family

12 February, 2011

If  you are anything like me, you sometimes take everyday things for granted. Or big things. Goofy moments with your children!

                                                     Happy moments with your children!

Your Husband!
Not that I EVER take my husband for granted and I am sorry If you do.....haha

The power to be a superhero by putting on the underwear!

Relaxation time.

the love of family!!!!

A Good bed to sleep on.

A GREAT couch to sit on.

I will confess though...even since my diagnosis, I DO still take some of these things for granted. It's unfortunate but true. It's something I am working on. I should never get too comfortable in my comfort!
Before, I always took my health for granted. It's no guarantee I realize now. Even though I thought I was "healthy", eating what I thought was health food, exercising, etc...I was so far from healthy I didn't even have a clue. Now I have a clue and still I take things for granted, but less and less I take my health for granted.
The one thing I am the most guilty of taking for granted is ....



Thats right. John! I bet none of you have that problem. Lucky! ha. When I stop and think about it I do realize all that he does for me just because he loves me. But usually I just float through my days, not really giving it much thought. Shame on me. I am trying to be more conscious of who is around me, what they are doing, and why they are doing it. for example, John comes home from work and  most days whips out the vacuum cleaner and starts at it. I usually take it as, he must think I don't do enough during the day so he has to pick up he slack. 

The hard cold truth is...he says he is doing it to help me out. 
And I appreciate that, really I do.
Even if I don't show it all the time.
Showing....that's very difficult for me when it comes to ANYONE but my two children. Showing them is easy. Hugs, kisses, tickles, playtime, reading, walks, etc...Showing others is not so easy for me.
So as my days go by and I find myself taking things and people for granted, I am going to stop and reflect on ways to be grateful and show it. I am going to embrace the little things!
Will you do the same?
Let's not take a single moment or day for granted. Let's love each moment, each silly thing our kids do, each kind deed our spouses or family do, our ability to choose healthy foods, exercise, time to read, naps, walks, nice sunny weather!
Ok, well we don't choose the weather, but we can choose what to do with our time when it's nice out.
Take nothing for granted, or at least try.
I'm trying...everyday is a learning experience!
One I am grateful for.
Blessings to each of you... my family, friends!


  1. What a strange coincidence Dani, I've been thinking along the same lines lately. Why is it so hard to NOT take things/people/acts of kindness for granted? you would think it should be easy, but, no!

  2. what's the round table top with hand prints. looks like the same piece the game is on (fast track).