Here's an excerpt from my post, "It's the (not so) little things," which went up today:
To find out what those (not so) little things are, read the rest at Largerfamilies.com or in my archive on the site. (And, yes, those of you who know me... bourbon is on the list!)
I've been trying to write this post for days now, and I couldn't figure out a way to do it without sounding trite or stating the obvious. Of course, I'm grateful to be alive. I'm grateful to have my job, to not be struggling even though times are a little tight. I'm grateful to live in a country where I can enjoy the freedoms I do, during a time in history when so many things are possible. Of course, I'm grateful to my husband for everything he does, to my children for everything they are, for the fact that I've been blessed with so many of them.
So I kept thinking. And writing. And deleting. And thinking some more.
How do I write about gratitude as it pertains to having a larger family?
And I think what it comes down to is that I'm grateful for the little things. ... [More]