Well, I have missed the last three days. I have been so busy, I haven’t had time to pick up my camera or sit at the computer to blog. Finding gratitude has still been my heart’s goal each day. I think I have started to notice a link between gratitude and grace. The more I find what to be thankful for, the more I find grace for myself and my family.
So to catch up, and show off this adorable boy, here are some lessons in gratitude that I have learned this week.
Lesson 1: Sometimes it is the little things, so hold the small peaceful moments.
Lesson 2: Life is messy. Sit in it with curiosity and find the beauty among the worms.
Lesson 3: Taking a walk and getting away from it all isn’t a sign of weakness. Sometimes a new perspective helps you calm down and find the truth.
Lesson 4: Look for the wonderful and amazing and you find the wonderful and amazing.
*This blog post is sponsored by baby Spartacus.
It was a much needed family day.
We visited my dad and Joy.
I got some time to take a short walk with just my dad.
Today I am thankful for short walks and these cute boots.
I am thankful for this journey I am on.
I am thankful for the things I have learned along the way.
I am thankful for the things that offer themselves today.
I am thankful for the things that are waiting for me tomorrow.
I am also thankful for old photos that I have never posted…. because, sometimes, you need to look into the past to find what you are looking for today.
Andy brought coffee home from Vietnam. I only use it for special occasions.
I was out of coffee this morning. That makes this morning a special occasion.
What do the Vietnamese do to their coffee? I have never had such strong coffee in my life. I was able to clean the house and shower before nine. That never happens. Ever.
Today I am thankful for special occasions and Vietnamese coffee.
Twice a week I get to love this little bundle of sweetness. When I said yes to having him, it was because I really love his mama and pops. In a few short weeks, I have fallen in love with him. He reminds me of the season when my girls were little. I had forgotten how much I love watching little humans discover the world they live in. As a mother, I can be hard on myself, and this guy has helped me see some things more clearly. He has helped me remember that I was a good mama to my babies.
So even though I had to change his five poopy diapers today….. I am so very thankful for this little monkey.
October flew by so quickly, I had a hard time remembering all that happened. Looking back, I found some wonderful moments among the busyness.
Some were full of love….
Some were still and quiet.
Others were gentle and kid…
and simply sweet.
I am grateful to be a part of this project with some amazing photographers. Start with Second Spring and see what October held for her, then click on through the blog circle.
This morning I am thankful for sizzling bacon, homemade creamer for my coffee, and the light in my kitchen.