Wednesday, April 13, 2011
If you stop by the blog (instead of reading this in a reader) you'll notice that I've dropped my Twitter feed. It was really languishing, and I don't have time to tweet. I'd like to, but I don't have a smart phone, so I must come to the computer to tweet.
That means I can only tweet at naptime and after the kids have gone to bed. Because we know that leaving my crew alone for the 30 seconds it takes for me to use the bathroom or swap out the laundry leads to disastrous messes and fires.
In place of my Twitter feed, you will find my gratitude list. I believe very much in the power of being grateful, and I have been blessed in so many, many ways. I was inspired to start my list and add it to my blog it by this post from Ann Voskamp, author of "One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are." As I read through her list of all the positive effects of practicing gratitude and sharing that practice with your kids, I knew that while I try to be grateful, I could use a little more practice.
Instead of tweeting about our daily chaos, I will be stopping at the end of the day to reflect on those things for which I am grateful. Instead of harried twittering, quiet contemplation. Instead of shouting to the world, listening to my heart. Inviting grace. Sharing joy.
© Trippin' Mama 2011