Friday, March 20, 2015

Been Awhile, but Still Thankful

Many things in life have changed since beginning this blog.  Many things I don't care to share in the open Internet.  What truly matters is finding, seeing, feeling, and believing in the joy that is around you and me.  It is there.  It always has been.  It always will be.  There are days that it is so obvious and lists grown on those days, like spring flowers.  Other days just feel dark and lonely, a desire to retreat to the dark corners exist.

I began writing, as a way to focus on the good and joyful things.  Some days were easy, many days hard.  Writing became easier as life's kinks got worked out.  During this, unfortunately, writing became one extra thing to do on a busy day's schedule and I needed to take a break.  I was, and still am, thankful for the little things in life.  The big things to.

If you are wondering why I chose to write today, there is an overwhelmingly strong feeling of being thankful today.  Probably began yesterday and continued into this morning.  Many things, that look like this:

  • dog finally coming home after a 20 minute run through the woods (and yes, right before we needed to head out)
  • younger son, in joyful tears, hugging our wayward dog (I forget how attached he is to Ms. Charlotte)
  • friends noticing, I seem to have a happier demeanor
  • another good nights sleep (still getting over a slight cold, so sleep is a wonderful thing)
  • a rainy morning
  • leftover soup for breakfast
  • a heating pad for achy muscles
  • smelly pup, curled up by my side (I probably would have missed her to, had she not come home yesterday)
  • thankful that it is Friday
Will probably be trying to get back to this blog, just not daily or with such large gaps in time.  How often would you want to see it?

Anyhoot, here's one last photo, of the wayward pup:

1 comment:

  1. Jen....I really enjoy reading your posts.....Having happiness in your heart gives us such a warm fuzzy feeling doesn't it! You, my friend, deserve happiness so stay in this happy spot.....keep sharing your certainly is contagious and you never know when someone will hear or read your words and it's just what they needed to start their day! Here's a warm hug to you...miss ya....
    ~Paula = )