I know most blogs are going to write about how thankful they are for their family and friends during the month of November. I mean, I love reading those sort of stories. However, I woke up thinking about a much different angle. My version will be about the little things I’m thankful for in life.

On Monday, I kicked off my “Week of Thanks” series. The opening topic was simple – low expectations. I’m no June Cleaver and proud of it!

Here are the topics. Come back each day to see what I mean:

    Today is all about low expectations. What exactly do I mean? Well, it’s pretty simple.

    I am so thankful that my family doesn’t expect me to be June Cleaver. I’m not that person. There are days when I just don’t have the energy to cook a full meal, or make my bed, or leave the house! And somehow, everyone is ok with that. And somehow everyone survives and life goes on.

    At least once a week, I whip out Ramen noodles for the kids or for myself when the dinner bell starts ringing. I might chop up a few cucumbers and tomatoes for Natalie and Liam to give them a vegetable, but I’m perfectly content with warming up some water and pouring it over a $.33 bag of noodles. I don’t need steak and lobster. I don’t care about showing off my cooking skills. After 13 years of being with Bill, he knows what I’m capable of and what I’m not.

    I do love to cook – don’t get me wrong. BUT on those days when work gets the best of me, there is ZERO guilt about my dinner options.

    Your turn – what shortcuts do you take that you don’t feel guilty about?

    Leave a comment below. 🙂

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