One of the reasons is that I am purposely looking for the small gifts in my everyday. As I seek these out, versus complaining about the everyday, I am so much more content and happy. Are there still "those days", where I lose patience and need more "mommy timeouts" than not...absolutely! But more often than not, I am much more appreciative of what is right in front of me and content with the here and now, the gifts that are right now.
As I go through this week leading to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, it is my prayer that I will only grow deeper in my walk with Christ, reflecting more on Him then me, and my world. Life is busy but I am so willing and happy to slow down, and learn from the Greatest Teacher ever!
111. words of encouragement
112. fresh from the dryer towels
113. hearing my children pray at bedtime
114. hearing my four year old tell me the reason for Easter
115. the desire of my four year old to learn
116. dishes in the sink proving I supplied my family with a healthy meal
117. His Grace
118. His sacrifice on the Cross
119. His Strength given when mine is gone
120. Bubble baths
121. playing Candyland with my older child, while the other naps
122. time to have a cup of tea while reading my Bible
123. melting snow
124. hugs from my 2.5 year old
126. a new cookbook
127. family movie nights
128. curling up on the couch to read books to my girls
129. warm sun shining through the window of my kitchen
130. praise and worship music that lifts my spirits
131. the sound of children playing outside
To read others' journeys of gratitude, visit Ann at A Holy Experience today.