Outside my window...it is cloudy, chilly, and a generally gloomy day, but all I need to do is open the door and look out to my sanctuary and the sun in my heart starts to shine. My sister once embroidered a saying that hold true today as well as days past, "Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want but the realization of what you have."
I am thinking....about blessings. I'm thinking about this little boy who brought a new phase to my life. This little blessing that opened my shut-up heart and showed me that love is possible anywhere and everywhere.
I am thankful...for the small things. Sometimes one's faith needs a kick start. Sometimes life moves along and clouds the small things. Lately those are the things I count. They are what fill my thoughts and heart. Little things that fill the moments between the big things; hugs from my grandbabies, conversations with my daughters, quiet looks between myself and my love.
I am reading..."One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. This is actually about my fifth re-reading of this book. Each time I go though it I find more and more truths to store away in my soul.
From the kitchen....I have 4 dozen eggs hard boiled, a plan for supper, and the cool weather necessary to accomplish it. I also noted that Papa is nearly out of bread! How provident that today is cool and a good one for baking.
Creatively speaking...I am finishing an apron for my granddaughter, Evie, two quilts, a couple of little dresses and a whole pile of mending!!!! If I never created another thing there would always be sewing to do in the form of jeans to patch and little girls play clothes to put back together.
A few plans for the rest of the week...here it is Wednesday and the week hasn't gone as planned yet! Tomorrow I have to meet Layn at Barnes and Noble to help him pick out some books then there is this dinner tomorrow night that I must attend. There are lawns to mow and gardens to rid of weeds along with grandkids to love, conversations to be had I will not lack for things to do.
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you....