Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Count Your Blessings

I'm grateful this morning for my littles and their willingness to learn ...even during the summer.
I'm thankful for books and laptops and colorful paper and pencils. 
I'm thankful for the opportunity to school at home.
I'm thankful for creativity.

I'm thankful that no matter where I am, no matter how far away from trees and mountains I find myself ...there is always the big beautiful blue sky to look up at. I'm thankful for it's changing colors, the movement of the clouds, the glow of the sun setting. I'm thankful that God is so creative and so good that He would make something that is so peaceful be so alive. 

I'm thankful for exercise, for morning yoga. I'm thankful for smoothies and gorgeous jars to drink them out of. I'm thankful for the diversity of strawberries and mango and bananas and how when they are all blended together...they can make something truly amazing. It inspires me to look at this world and people and love their differences...because you see, in the end...we are all the same. That's a lot of thought from just a smoothie...but heck, I'm thankful the way my mind works!

I'm thankful for pops of color, for garden gnomes hiding under lemon balm. I'm thankful for the little insects that are working their beautiful magic under the soil and on top of the delicate flower petals. I'm in awe at how all things can work together for good.

I'm thankful for happy faces, for silly smiles - for soft cheeks and toothy grins. I'm thankful that right now, at 30 years old, I get to live out the highlight of  my life...making a positive impact in children's lives. I'm thankful that no matter how many times I've been told "I wouldn't be fulfilled by just baking cookies all day" I know that being a good mom is so much more then that. It's not just the cookies, or the dirty dishes, or dealing with meltdowns and wiping away tears - it's the opportunity to serve, to grow, and to give of myself on a daily basis, so that, in the long run ... I can be my best. I can truly move towards being selfless right here where it matters most - in my home. I'm sure there will be travel later, opportunities to reach out to more souls...but I'm happy that I know, that this is my big moment, this is the final act...this is the moment to shine. I'm thankful for motherhood.

I'm thankful for friendship. I'm glad that my kids have each other.

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.” 
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

There really is so much to be grateful for isn't there? Roses, grass...those dandelions that so many think are "pesky" that I know are colorful and purposeful. 

 I"m happy for kids that can make a bed out of a box, that love to pretend that they have children ~ it's a good thing. I'm thankful for kids that have imaginations. I'm thankful for soft piano music in the mornings, David Nevue my all time favorite pianist and the way his songs instantly calm my soul. 
What good things are in your life this morning? 
Have a happy Tuesday friends.


  1. What a beautiful post. So many blessings in your life. Good things in my day today...wild strawberries, deep soul filling breaths in the woods, walking hand in hand along the wooded path with my little man, a partner who gets me, and is happy to walk the path we do, cups of tea, sunshine, food from the backyard, and good friends.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day.

  2. Looks like the kiddos are having a great day!