When I get overwhelmed, it's easy for me to glaze over life, kind of like I'm coasting along with my finger on the fast forward button. I tend to focus on big picture things in each day without noticing or enjoying the details. And as I've had to learn over and over again, there is so much blessing, so much to be thankful for in the details. In those moments we just trample over to check accomplishments off our to-do list.
Sometimes, I just have to choose to deliberately stop long enough to appreciate the tiny wildflowers in my chaotic garden of life.
Or, you know, actually notice the actual wildflowers attempting to grow in my parched backyard.
I don't do this nearly enough, and it is way overdue.
So, here's a list of things I'm thankful for right now:
-date night at home with my husband after Evie goes to bed, drinking margaritas and watching Dear Frankie on Netflix
-family trip to the park so I could complete my one hour of exercise this week. Sad, I know. Baby steps...
-how Evie only needs one of my fingers for support as she walks her toddle walk all stumbly around the house
-the view of a beautifully pink and purple sunset at a rest stop on our way home from Gainesville
-getting to spend the day with a friend I don't see often, just having honest, deep conversations in her living room while her daughter shares her toys with mine
- this face:
-the hilarious and wise book called Women are Scary by Melanie Dale. Because, it's true, women can be scary.
-being introduced to authentic, fresh, homemade ramen noodles in a restaurant. I didn't even know this was a thing. But it is, and it is delish.
-watching Evie expecting a grape in her mouth, like, right now
-Mike being a great dad
-snuggling with Evie under her star light
What are you thankful for? I'd love for you to share with me!