As I was on the train this morning, setting dates in my calendar and jotting down notes on my “To Do” list, I made a note of some very important ending dates. The last day of the group I run with the kids is May 2 and so is the last day of my internship. The last day that my son will be 8 years old is May 5th when the big boy turns 9 years old. Next, the last day of my final semester as an MSW student is May 15th. Lastly, the final chapter of my academic career (close friends tease me and call me a “Professional Student” lol) will be May 31st when I graduate with my Master’s Degree in Social Work.
This has been a long time coming but as I reflected on the big milestones, I started thinking about the “little things.” Like God granting me the strength, the energy, the determination to get up everyday to complete the tasks He set for me. Like all the people who have supported me while I was on this journey emotionally, financially and spiritually. Like all the friends who understood when I had to miss a birthday party or could never hang out. Like my mom, who has been more of a support than she will ever know. Like my son, who is SO good, SO understanding and SO smart. These “little things” are what enabled me to achieve these milestones. I couldn’t do any of this alone. I am so humbled. So grateful. My heart is filled with emotion this morning. As I close this chapter and move on to the next I will not forget to take a moment of pause and reflect on the “little things” because they mean so much.
What “little things” are you grateful to have in your life today?