Attitude of gratitude

Some of the simplest things in life bring me a lot of joy:
Hearing the sound of a child’s laugh
Watching baby animals play
Hearing beautiful music
Seeing and hearing people play in the snow
Watching videos of nature
Waterfalls
Sunsets
Sunrises
Reading about people overcoming adversity
My children’s successes and triumphs
Sharing in others joys and happiness
A sunny day
My sons wonderful sense of humor
The ever growing bond between my 2 sisters and myself
My favorite memories are:
The first time I got to meet my newborn baby.
The way I felt each time I looked into their sweet sleeping faces.
Feeling their arms around me hugging me tight.
Witnessing their first steps, their first everything.
The relentless water fights between my older sister and myself.
Swapping my little sisters milk for my buttermilk and seeing the look on her face ( lol, sorry sis), priceless.
Things that are bittersweet:
Seeing my child through different eyes such as the time when I realized they were no longer little children. The time when my daughter wore her wedding dress and stood next to her soon to be spouse. Hearing her say “I do.”My realizing she had become a young beautiful woman instead of my little girl.
Seeing my son wear a suit for the first time getting ready to go on a formal date.
Witnessing my children with their own babies and seeing them lovingly interact.
Always makes me think of this song:
Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don’t remember growing older
When did they?
When did she get to be a beauty?
When did he grow to be so tall?
Wasn’t it yesterday
When they were small?
CHORUS 1:
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as we gaze.
Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following another
Laden with happiness and tears.