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Mom Takes Notes: What I'm Thankful For 

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  • Elisa Järnefelt

One of my favorite things about being the parent of a 2-year-old is being able to witness my daughter paying attention to the smallest details and expressing joy about them. It's contagious. If you had asked me a few years ago what I was thankful for, my list would have probably taken a long time to compile, and it would have been short. Not because I only had few things to be grateful for, but because I had started to think that the answer to this question had to be, somehow, grand. I had forgotten that the seemingly small things can be magnificent, too. This season, looking through my daughter's eyes, I've relearned what to be thankful for:

  • waffles for breakfast
  • that one avocado seed that sprouted
  • the sight and sound of every fire truck
  • garbage truck days
  • figuring out a good hiding place in hide-and-seek
  • having a favorite book
  • walking on crunching leaves
  • drawing monsters
  • petting sheep
  • setting up the bird feeder
  • memorizing the words of songs
  • learning to pedal a bicycle
  • learning when to say sorry
  • finding the moon in the sky.

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