Monday, January 16, 2012

~Gratitude~


On Christmas Day I found myself sitting on the floor with my 7-year-old grand-daughter, Ella, coloring huge pictures of Disney princesses. Tears came to my eyes when I realized that 40-some years ago, I couldn’t have imagined doing something so beautifully simple on a Christmas Day, that brought me SO much joy. It made me remember that in the coming years, I want to take time to savor the moments. The blessings. The good times.

We live in such a ‘hurried’ world, that it’s easy to be swept-away into the mad frenzy of everyday life. Everyone’s so busy….caught up in their own world. We often overlook the treasured ‘kodak’ moments in our lives... concentrating instead on just getting through to the next day.

So for this coming year, I promise myself I’ll savor the blessings. I’ll take the time to spend ‘in the moment’ when I talk with my children, visit with friends, chat with my husband. It’s these moments today that will become those times in the future that we will look back on, and cherish.

For today:

~I’ll be grateful for the stack of orders on my studio workbench…instead of feeling overwhelmed and over-worked.

~I’ll be grateful that as difficult as it is to visit Mom in the nursing home, at least I still have her here on earth.

~I’ll be grateful for the fatigue that comes at the end of a work-filled day…. so much better than the end-of-the-day feeling that would come after one of boredom.

~I’ll remember that each second of each day is a gift. I can choose to squander it…or spend it wisely.

Rosie and I are 'gratefully' off to the studio…..along with a delicious cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee. May your day be one of gratitude…..of treasured moments….and may you have the feeling of joyous fatigue as it comes to an end~

9 comments:

Mel said...

Amen.

xoxoxoxoxo

Kat said...

Oooo. I love this. Lately I am so completely and overwhelming grateful for my life as it is. It is a wonderful feeling, isn't it?
Beautiful post. :)

Dolores said...

Oh....so true! Gratitude is a wonderful feeling...

Cassie Shella said...

Loved your post! After a crazy week myself it is just what I needed:) Have a wonderful weekend.

Amy said...

What a beatiful post. So much truth in your words about enjoying the simple moments of life which speeds by us each day.
I am just checking in on you as I miss seeing you blog more often. I know the time gets away from me for the chance to blog as I am sure it does you too.
May your 2012 be one of great joys and health too.
Stop by my blog if you get a moment or two.
Amy

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Anonymous said...

Love you.. Love Pumpkin Spice coffee too!

Nel

Suldog said...

Lovely, and a great reminder for me. I'm usually one to savor little things and moments, but I think I've been rushing through stuff a bit lately. Time to slow down and appreciate those around me. Thank you!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Beautiful. ;^)