Thursday, March 24, 2011

You Only Need To Look

I'm being renewed, day by day, reminded of so many gifts, trying to slow down and enjoy every moment. It's changing my life. I'm able to say no now, without guilt. I'm finally savoring each moment (or trying to) even when we are busy. Just talking to the kids in the car, on the way to the store. Telling stories and playing around while we grocery shop. I'm learning not to forfeit my time.
I've numbered my blessings on here, but there's also an open journal in my kitchen, one in my bedroom, one in the van, and the Eucharisteó jar in the kitchen. (Yes, I will blog that soon. Promise.) Too many to count, but why not try?

24. having a firepit in our backyard. and a little boy who tries to roast his turkey dogs with his hands guarding his face from smoke.
25. still harvesting from last year's garden, at Papaw's house.

26. Wooden toys, played with by topless toddlers

27. A child laughing and barn, beautiful, just beyond the fence

28. trying to stand like Daddy does

29. seedlings, pushing up through darkness, towards light
30. Growth, period.

31. fedoras, on anyone.

32. Indians with bows and yellow cars, taking back their land ~ imagination at work
What are you grateful for today? I'm finding that the more I look, the more I find. And the more blessings I find, the harder it is to see anything negative around me. I may not have a well-functioning dishwasher right now, but I have four little ones who have been helping me!


Danelle said...

So funny how he covers his eyes like that! Great shots!

Melissa Stover said...

#28 cracked me up!

Tracey said...

I think positivity is catching. It's quite contagious when you let it free. Thanks for stopping by. Great blog photos! xx ;)

Twisted Cinderella said...

These are wonderful!