Yesterday I found myself complaining to my mom about the light in our living room, the sheets in my bedroom, and the kitchen sink disposal. I frequently comment on my distaste for my backyard (due to gardener snakes), the too-small size of my house, and my lack of design skill. Insert world’s smallest violin.
Last night my sister and brother came down from Wyoming to visit with the spouse, me, and my mom. We all gathered in our “too-small” living/dining room after dinner and watched an incredible thunder/lightening/hail storm. I sat there with my family, awestruck at nature’s force, and realized just how thankful I am to have the home that I so frequently whine about.
Having a home means my spouse and I are building something together, it means my mom can visit for three weeks and stay comfortably in our guest room, it means my dogs can think they’re protecting it from strangers (and squirrels), it means my siblings can come together and celebrate a special occasion in a place where everyone can relax and be themselves. I too often complain about the state of my “starter” house so today I want to shout, “THANK YOU!!!” to the universe for giving me such a lovely, comfortable home.
My new sense of home appreciation has me drooling over design blogs in search of prints, housewares, and creative ideas to freshen up our tiny piece of real estate and keep this thankful train on track. Enjoy the pics and incredible design bloggers…they are some talented folks. Happy Thankful Thursday!
What are you thankful for today?