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Appreciating the Small Things

enlightenyouday.com

There are so many ways out there to teach our toddlers appreciation. And today there is a lot for them to be grateful for.

But these little toddler people don’t necessarily realize they should appreciate many things that we now take for granted every day.  I mean lets face it… most of our kids aren’t going to have to walk five miles up hill both ways in the snow with no shoes just so they can get to school.

Something some of us, of course, had to deal with, or our parents before us. And we all hope our children are going to have it better than we did right?  I think it is just part of the cycle of life really.

But a couple weeks ago I came across this Dr. Seuss quote on Pinterest. Can you tell I spend too much time on here?

When I saw how meaningful and amazing the quote is, I instantly had to save it so I can have it printed for my kids to hang in our house.

We have a lot of meltdowns when we have to leave the mall play area, or school… all those fun places they never really want to leave. Heck, if it was socially acceptable for us adults, I bet you we would have those same meltdowns too!

And even adults can learn from this!

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

It really helps to give us all a new level of appreciation doesn’t it? I mean, I never thought about it in this way.

While I sit and work on my sister’s eulogy, I can’t help but tie this in.  Don’t cry because she is no longer with us, smile because we knew her, and had the amazing opportunity of sharing so many years with her.

Appreciate the small things in life!

 

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