we had a wonderful thanksgiving. we are thankful for so much in our lives which are full and abundant.
i try to live as slowly as i can but the christmas season really does get me excited. each year it seems as if i put out less and less. twinkle lights do make me happy though.
each night as we sit down to dinner, we go around the table saying what we are thankful for. i really have grown to love this tradition and most of the time it’s the girls that remind me of it each night. lately i have started to play appreciations in my mind throughout the day. they are especially helpful during times of stress or conflict. they can change my mood in a split second. i really love falling asleep to all that i am appreciative for and then waking up feeling a little more fresh and alive. today i appreciate…
*the full moon (which woke me last night. it was so beautiful)
*our first fire of the season
*my down vest
*time for baking and trying new recipes
*our neighborhood and the joy it brings to my girls
*a visit from my grandparents
*the autumn bounty from the farmers market, our CSA and our garden
*the last of our basil made into pesto
*nighttime journaling with the girls
*golden delicious local apples
*freshly painted kitchen cabinets
*candy corns (i’m addicted)
*fresh laundry off the line
*burt’s bees lip shimmer
*my hubbie and his ability to make me laugh every day
i could go on and on but i need to make dinner (spaghetti squash bake and baby lettuces with maple balsamic vinaigrette)
I highly recommend the appreciation game. try it. you win every time!
10 days at the lake. heavenly. no cell phones. no computers. no alarm clocks.
fishing, swimming, canoeing, cooking, walks, fires, baths, singing, barn sales, sleeping, reading, playing games, bald eagles, blue herons, open fields, farmers haying, open skies, mossy woodlands, leaves beginning to turn, crisp cool nights, full moon. peacefulness.