amidst the mounting stress, uncertainty, and just plain everyday l i f e, i resorted to put my attitude into submission. i dove straight into my camera bag, and created a list with the click of a button.
the hunt was on. and what merely started as a 'something or someone cheer me up' sort of hunt, i found myself realizing how overwhelmingly blessed i am, once again. it took a different perspective -a 20mm to be exact, but i chose to see. i chose to steer my heart nearer to what i already know and will probably spend a lifetime trying to grasp..
tutoring Evan after school (we pretend Kindergarten - he LOVES this)
wagon rides in Pj's
friends who go the extra mile (quite literally) for a dinner date
random surprise kisses from Rach, and "mommy, you look beautiful" (while wearing a bathrobe)
a new stash of character building books (dealing with bullies, already)
stress ball (for my fidgeting)
Seamus's guilty dog expressions (he's been a naughty mutt)
Haagen Dazs (though it might kill me)
a fresh year with a fresh start and a life altering new book/study
the faces Nick makes and his precious pronunciations (must video soon)
a girl who always stops to smell the flowers (and picks them too)
a new, local Ma and Pa restaurant - unheard of for where we live (if you are local, you have to try this place!)
an awesome date night!
walking to school
adam's surprise for me - an anchor tattoo on his ring finger
a little girl who makes her bed (when i've never once asked her to)
cousins skimming the bible together (aka a cute photo op)
nick wielding a camera (and doing a decent job)
heart day is coming
the privilege that is laundry (you see that? all in the 'tude)
catching up with old girlfriends
i do hope you find the time to make a list today, and then focus on the One who graced you with such happy things/gifts/blessings. there is so much to see, and it might just change your perspective altogether.