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Day 1: Gratitude Challenge

Life has been crazy lately.  We are in the home stretch of summer vacation with the kids and have done NO school shopping.  We are still without health care and with the economy in the tanker, everything is just a bit tenuous and stessful.  BUT being worried about that stuff is not how I want to live my life.  Our situation could be WAY worse.   

Today I signed the Gratitude Pledge as part of taking on the Tiny Prints' Gratitude Challenge.  I normally wouldn't sign up for something that asked me to blog 21 days in a row (ugh!), but given the chaos lately I need something/someone to force me to slow down and appreciate the silver lining.  So thanks Tiny Prints and Laptop Television Mom for inspiring me to take note of the great things around me – family, friends and experiences. I am looking forward to the adventure.

To start me off, the family and I went to the circus this week.  We had a ball and it had been a while since we had done a family outing not involving soccer or dance.   I am grateful for the time together and no kids fighting.  Most importantly, I am awed by getting to experience their delight in watching something new and out of the ordinary for the first time.   Priceless.  Read my review at Xiaolin Mama Reviews.