archaic. (interjection) – used to express gratitude or surprise
i believe strongly in the power of gratitude. of being thankful for what we have. of expressing appreciation.
it keeps our souls healthy and it brings joy to the front.
so on mondays, the dreaded return to the grind day, i plan to begin with an attitude of gratitude. not always food-related, but sometimes. maybe a product i love. possibly a place i miss… always gramercy!
i have a confession.
i’m a little clean-obsessed.
if you ask my family, they’ll be quick to tell you that my sanity is a little too closely linked to the cleanliness of my house.
because of the fact that i have a toddler (read: tiny tornado) living in my home, i’m often defeated in my efforts to keep my house as nice and tidy as i’d prefer. a friend recently sent me a note saying that cleaning with a toddler is like trying to brush your teeth while eating oreos. so true. the best analogy i can think of.
i’m doing my best to keep my mental state in check, and am incredibly grateful for the “oreos”, these sweet two little people we wanted and waited for. but i’m also really grateful for the moments i do get to bring order, cleanliness and good smells back into the rooms of my home.
for several years now, i have made efforts to use cleaner cleaning products… not so many chemicals and bleaches. instead, plant derived ingredients, essential oils, safer materials.
and lately, i’ve found a favorite… mrs. meyer’s clean day radish scented cleaners. they smell nothing like a radish. but to me, it smells like heaven. very clean and fresh, infused with basil, clove and birch.
mrs. meyer’s clean day tag line is “uncomplicated products for a clean and happy home.” yes, please…
disclaimer: mrs. meyer’s clean day has not compensated me for this post. all opinions are my own, and i lucked into buying this awesome product.