The Little Things

Let’s be thankful for the little things. 

If you’re ever tried to have a gratitude journal, you know the magic of changing your perspective to be thankful. If you’ve ever thought about a gratitude journal but it seems daunting, you’re not alone. There is so much BIG stuff to be thankful for (you know… life itself, your health, your kids, their health, etc.) that it almost feels overwhelming to write it all down. So let’s assume that we’re all thankful to be alive and all that. Let’s instead shift to the small stuff–the little things that can change the trajectory of your day and deserve some true gratitude. 

Here’s a list of some little things we at Abulé, and our families, are thankful for this year… 

“Being home so I can get a hug from my kids when they get off the bus each day.”

“The smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning...or any time of day, really!”

“My son’s bedhead.”

“I am thankful for Christmas music playing in the stores and Christmas movies to watch after work when it’s dark outside.”

“Pouring over the Serena & Lily catalog when it arrives in the mail."


“Waking up before everyone else and enjoying a few quiet moments.” 

“The feel of a brand new sweatshirt.” 

“Amidst such a chaotic year, I’m thankful for the simple things in life: food, air, water, shelter. I’m thankful for my family and for my tribe!” 

“Family. I have a really good family.” 

“When you run into your favorite old movie on TV.”

“Getting a text, out of the blue, from a friend you haven’t seen in a while.”

“Those rare occasions when all of your kids actually say Grace in unison before dinner.”

“A good sweat sesh on my Peloton.”

“What a joy to be able to wake up to the ray of sunlight. It signals a new day and another opportunity to start over, do better and be better. It’s a simple chance at something new but a luxury many could not afford this year.” 

We are also thankful for YOU, our valuable village, and we wish you a healthy, happy Thanksgiving. We hope you are inspired to be grateful for the big blessings in your life–but also cherish the little things.