Lately I've been writing down quotes that resound with me at this point in my life. The following quote is from a woman whose baby was very sick, and she realized as she cradled and stared at her son that she was finally taking the time to fully appreciate what she had and not be distracted by everything else.
"Amazing how wonderful the world is through grateful eyes."
I am even more grateful for time with my girls than before, because - as sad as it is - my time with them each week is limited. So I soak it all up when I can.
And given what I've experienced recently with my ex and an old "friend" who is no longer my friend, I'm much more appreciative...grateful for the great relationships I do have.