Thursday, October 2, 2014

ready to recieve them

It's October. My favorite.

Yesterday afternoon Maria and I decided not to run...but walk. We made a pot of coffee, packed Fischer in the jogger and we set out in the beautiful October sunshine and walked. Almost 6 miles of pure bliss. It was crisp out, the leaves were falling, and the air smelled like sunshine mixed with wood burning in a fireplace somewhere close. Since we were walking we were able to have great conversation and enjoy just being.

That is my favorite.

It's no secret that I love fall...


I've also been enjoying other moments. Trying to appreciate them as I see em' and thanking the Lord for each one, accepting it as a gift from Him to me personally.

It is so easy to focus on the negativity (I struggle with you didn't know that). I don't want that to be my heart (and it isn't) but it takes practice to change. A heart of gratitude is developed as you consciously choose to be thankful for the blessings you have. Big or little. They're all gifts.

Here are some of mine from lately:

A dahlia given to me from a friend.

Fischer bringing me this asking for cookies.

Bubble baths!

Eagerly wanting to help Daddy wash the car.

Cinnamon rolls to share with people we love.
Playing "tow-boyth!"

Colorful food.

My sister going to the lake with us!

This smile.

This girl. Everything about her. She's just amazing.

Feeling SAFE with friends over. :)

 So many little blessings when I slow down enough to see them.

May I continue to have my eyes open to see them and my heart ready to receive them.

Thank you, Lord.

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