Last week I started listing some of my favorite things.
I list them because they remind me to be
So often, it’s easy to journey through life and forget to remember the beautiful gifts that are right in front of us. Life is hard, and busy, and challenging, and draining, and crazy — and all of that smooshed together in a day can lead quite quickly to overwhelm. I’ve discovered that when I take just a few moments to remember the blessings and favorites in my life that my outlook for the day (or week or sometimes hour) shifts. Even in the hard times.
So with that, here is my list of favorites for this week.
gluten free Chex cereal
Samuel eating gluten free Chex cereal
freedom to homeschool
Chloe’s ipod touch
getting to borrow Chloe’s ipod touch
the game Settlers of Catan (if you haven’t played it you must try)
(taken with Chloe’s Ipod….hee hee hee)
the fact that my kids like to play Settlers of Catan with me
(Settlers of Catan that I play on Chloe’s Ipod)
little boys named Elijah who love to spike their hair
parent observation days at ballet
Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Coffee
(i love using her camera)
the fact that Hannah blesses me with many of her pictures
nail polish remover
Gracie’s really puffy slippers
The Amazing Race (I secretly would love to be on that show)
the beauty of chopped vegetables
middle girls who love to chop and julienne and dice veggies
the smell of those veggies cooking
my gluten free cookbook from my friend, Carissa
the natural cleaning tips that Carissa has on her blog right now
heat in the winter
that Spring is coming (and hopefully soon)
(some faux grass — we need that for Minnesota winters)
the smell of clean laundry
clean laundry that is put away
empty hampers in my laundry room
(a give-away coming very soon having to do with laundry)
a couple more cute pictures of Samuel with the gluten free cereal
and this verse
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God, my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Have a blessed and thankful Friday, my blogging friends!