On Sunday evening Aneesh and I took Ariyana to the playground but once we got there she was not interested in playing. Instead, Ariyana found all these leaves and all she wanted to do was collect them. She insisted we take them home (in my bag of course) and put them in a vase with water.
I am always incredibly thankful to spend quality time with my family during Thanksgiving week. But this year Ariyana has reminded me to also be thankful and appreciative of all the simple, natural, and beautiful things surrounding us.