At times we can get so involved with the daily routine and buzz that some things are taking for granted. We all have gone through this at one time or another.

What do you feel you have taken for granted? The ability to walk? To see? Hear? Having running water? Having a house? Having a job?

Sometimes it can be your spouse/husband.

31-Days-of-Simplicity-for-granted-wandalopezdesignsFor us, simplicity comes in taking time for ourselves, without any other distraction. After getting married and having kids taking time for ourselves seemed to be something from the past. But, after our second daughter was born my husband started planning dates at least once a month. That meant, planning where to go, at what time, when and who would stay with the girls.

Lately we have been taking some time to spend together during the day. We drop the girls off in school and take advantage of the school hours. Tip: free babysitter.

Take some time to think about those things you have and haven’t giving thanks for. Those things you have taken for granted. Even if it seems dumb, it’s not. With the hustle and bustle of life it is very easy to just go on and about with your own business, take time to give thanks, stop taking things for granted. Or people for granted.