Being Brickner : Thankful & Grateful

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thankful & Grateful

I recently started a new thing where every night I think of two things from that day that made me really grateful, or made me smile, or that were just two really wonderful things parts of our day.  I think I read it somewhere, I loved the idea of it because as any other mama knows, our days are not all rainbows and sunshine.  Far from it.  But even on the most chaotic, meltdown filled day we have, it would be impossible to not find at least a few things that brought me so much happiness.  In the new year, I'm going to try to write them down each night, I think it would make it that much more meaningful and I know I would love looking back and reading them one day.

This year we had our challenges as I tried to figure out the best scenario for me as a working mom, and though I love my new situation so much, there isn't a work day goes by that my heart doesn't hurt just a bit from being away from the girls.  We've struggled with some behavior challenges with Waverly, our oldest babe is still just as spirited as ever and who can sometimes push me right over my emotional limits.  But I think it's overcoming those hard moments that make you stronger than ever before, and more thankful for all the good that you have.  Forever grateful for our two little girls, for Waverly's love of life and for her sister that really knows no bounds.  For Avalon Elle, who is just as sassy as the rest of us, but who melts us with her sweet & sensitive demeanor, and makes us laugh with her little faces and new words.  For my husband, the calm to our crazy, the glue who holds us together, and the best example of unconditional support and love that I ever could have asked for.  And of course, our family and friends, the older I get the more I realize how precious and special the people around you really are.

Sharing some pictures from our weekend, it was such a good one!!



Wishing you and your families the happiest Thanksgiving weekend ever!!!!!  I am always thankful for the support of our family and for this wonderful community! XO

10 comments:

  1. Some days it's easier to find things to be thankful for than others. I know how you feel with balancing work and the kids. You've got this momma! :)

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  2. Love these photos! I also love pausing for a moment to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Thankfulness is a powerful tool to happiness, and it's just good for the soul. Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet family!

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  3. Being a Mom is the hardest job in the world. No matter how you do it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

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  4. Love this! And I love that you think of two great things from the day--I find that when I do that, I start LOOKING for the positives instead of getting mired down by the negatives :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  5. Gratitude journal! I was given one yearsss ago and it resurfaces every few years and it is so nice to reflect on the past.

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  6. Love this Ashley! You are such a sweet mama to your girls.

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  7. I love the idea of a gratitude journal of sorts... I think I may do that in the new year too! We could all benefit from looking at the positives!

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  8. Aren't they just the sweetest!? I love the idea that you shared of writing down two good things that happened in each day. And not to say that there's only two, but it definitely makes you reflect back on the day and be thankful for all you have. I feel like sometimes something happens and you just think "oh today was terrible" but really there is always some good in every day.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet fam!

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  9. So many sweet pictures! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  10. I love this. You are the sweetest mama! I was doing so good to ask Mason what the best part of his day was every day (at school) and then I missed a week or two. Things just got too busy! So, I am going to try to be more consistent with it. As always, sweet pictures of your little ladies. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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