I’ve recently rediscovered my love for reading. Seriously, it had been over a year since I’d read more than half a book and in the last couple months I’ve read five! The book I’m currently reading is One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. It’s so good. It’s basically all about growing in gratefulness in the every day, mundane, small things in life. Living fully present in the moment. She’s such a good writer that the pages fly by and pretty soon you realize it’s time to go to bed and you’ve stayed up later than you meant to. Or at least that’s what happens to me.

I’ve decided, like probably everyone who’s read her book, that I want to start a “gratitude journal” to help me open my eyes to the gifts all around me. And I thought it’d be fun to share here and there some of the things with you all. Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn the Kelly Journal into Kara’s personal gratitude blog. I think the things I’m thankful for are way more meaningful to me than to the internet masses (as if the masses are reading this!).

Enough explaining. When I remember, I’ll post a little thing or two on Thursdays that I’ve been thankful for that week. And hopefully it will be something I had the chance to document with a photo because blogs are so much more fun with pictures. :) So here’s my first attempt at growing in gratitude.

What am I thankful for today? Little hands grabbing cheerios. I just love his chubby little hands and how he grabs a whole handful at a time and shoves them into his mouth. I could watch him eat them all day long.

little hands grabbing cheerios

And then there’s the cuteness of how he likes to share with the dog (even though he’s not supposed to and sometimes it turns out bad for the little hands because of the greedy dog.)

sharing beloved cheerios