Wednesday, April 20, 2011

living today.

Ten things I'm determined to enjoy about life right this very moment...

1. I spend a little time each evening scrubbing the rich, spring soil out from under my fingernails.

2. These days the stars have aligned so that I can put all the kids down for a nap simultaneously and get a little rest myself.

3. The weather is like a hilarious guessing game so that we dress in everything from winter-coats to T-shirts and shorts, all in the same few hours.

4. There are so many lovely projects to be done, and tiny, willing hands to help.

5. My plate feels just-the-right-amount of full; not too much going on, just enough to keep me moving.

6. The birds are back in town.

7. Duke is back in town, in the practical sense.

8. I have the same "play clothes" that I wear every day that just keep getting more and more caked with dirt.

9. After the rough-patch of morning madness I can begin to see hope for the day ahead, which is a new thing for me.

10. My mind is constantly racing with party ideas, adventure plans, and grand schemes for family and friends. I have missed that ambition in myself.

I believe that persistence through a big, rough spot has brought upon us lovely blessings.

"Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." -Malachi 3:10


Trina said...

Oh i love your garden! We just started a little one too, it's been oh so much fun! As always, you're so inspiring and amazing.

Stephanie Marie said...

i have that panda shirt! lets be panda shirt twins when I come to salem in August!