Thursday, April 14, 2016

52 Week of Gratitude Challenge: Week 16

Simple Things in Life

The simple things in life are the best part.  My oldest son sleeping through the night.  Snuggling with my youngest son when it is just the two of us at home.  Story time after lunch with my kids.  Watching a movie and snuggling with my oldest.

Moments alone with my husband when we talk without the kids around and no electronic devices on.  Any moment during the day I get alone time.  Stealing moments throughout the day to read a good book.  Cat naps.  Sunny, warm days.

Thank the Lord for the simple things in life that help a person get through the good and bad days. :)

Friday, April 8, 2016

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge: Week 15

Things You Like about Spring

Spring time where I live now is pretty lame because the farmers are lighting their fields on fire to put nitrates back into the soil after a long winter.  I am allergic to any kind of smoke so I am stuck inside most days until they are done.

But, when I lived in a place where I could go outside and enjoy spring, the things I liked best were: the trees getting their leaves, the green everywhere that meant life was returning, and people being outside.  I used to walk around the lakes near by with friends in the spring.  It was not too hot, not too cold, but it was going to get warmer instead of colder.

I'm a warm weather fan.  I like that the days are longer because the sun sets later.  When I live somewhere that I can enjoy spring again, I will be very grateful and give thanks to God daily that I get to like spring again.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

52 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge: Week 14

A Talent You Have

One talent I have been blessed and cursed with is being able to read people and know what they are feeling by paying attention to their facial, nonverbal communication and tone of voice.

This can be a good and bad thing because it can sometimes cause tension and anxiety for myself and the other person.

But most of the time it is a good thing because it allows me to know what kind of situation I'm walking into and I can move forward accordingly.