We live in a wild and crazy world, and sometimes it’s easy to fall into a life of complacency and not truly recognize just how good we’ve got it. I try to live life with a positive attitude. But I sometimes feel as though I should exercise gratitude a bit more often.
When I awoke this morning to images of New York City and the Jersey coastline, I cried. Sure, I’m a little more emotional these days thanks to the pregnancy hormones. But regardless. What Hurricane Sandy left behind is devastating. And it got me thinking about what I’m grateful for. My amazing wife. My incredible family. My stable and enjoyable day job. My writing. My clean and warm home. My dog. And my pregnancy.
The more I started thinking about my pregnancy, the more I realized just how wonderful my first trimester has been so far. So I thought today would be a good day to focus on gratitude and goodness, which is why I’m sharing this with you.
I hope you have many reasons to be grateful today and throughout your own pregnancies. I’d love to hear what you’re most grateful for, so please continue reading after the jump and share your gratitude in the comments.
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