Thursday, January 19, 2012
A few of my favorite things
Lately I’ve tried to find joy in the smallest things. Cuddling with Kellen, staying warm through my space heater and/or pugs, sipping hot cocoa while the rain streams down the windows. I guess most of those things are a medium for me to stay warm, but they also warm my heart in a way. I like feeling warm, cozy, and safe.
I often forget how blessed I am to have these securities in my life. A husband who takes care of me, a house to live in, even the talents that my Heavenly Father has given me.
The other day I was at Hobby Lobby getting valentine's decorations (no, it’s not too early. Right?). Afterwards, I began speed walking through the parking lot in the freezing winter air. As I reached my car, I glanced up to the sky and froze. There, streaming across the January sky was a breathtakingly pink and purple sunset. I had to just stare at it—appreciate it. Marvel at it. Life is beautiful, I thought.
I didn’t make any New Year resolutions this year, because, well, I try to constantly have goals in my life. Now I have a new goal. I want to try and understand, be grateful for, and find joy in the small, yet beautiful things that surround my life.
What blessings, talents, or securities are you grateful for?