Life is in constant motion...it's up to us to decide how our journey will go. I don't mean that we have power or control over our journey. What I am saying is that we have control and power over our reaction to how our journey develops.
The everyday moments are what truly help me to look at all the blessings of my life. Just recently, I was putting together rose bouquets for my hubby's work and my girls were helping me. It didn't take long before they started working on some art projects of their own. Ya know, big girl crafts aren't fun sometimes. They took one of the reindeer ornaments, traced it and then created winter wonderland works of art. I love that they can see past the paper, crayon, marker and trace of the reindeer to see a wonderland of possibilities. They love to add lots of color. Taking the time to notice the "moments" is the part of my journey that I enjoy the most!
In our every day life, almost anything can be turned around to be a blessing. For instance, the other day I was volunteering in my daughter's class. It was a rainy day and so umbrellas were needed. I did my hour with the children and then went on to pay the cafeteria some money and then I checked out. It was then that I realized I had forgotten the umbrellas and so back into the school I went to retrieve the umbrellas. Tucked nicely back into my van I realized my phone was not on me. Back into the school I went to find my phone...it was no where to be found. Yikes!! I walked backed out to where my van was at first to retrace my steps. On my way back into the school for the fourth time, there it was under the bench on the concrete. So where are the blessings? 1) I found it 2) The screen didn't crack when it fell 3) It didn't fall into a puddle or get waterlogged. Huge blessings! My cell phone is probably a little too important in my life...LOL
Since moving to NC from FL, from 2,700 square feet to 1,500 square feet I've been in continuous overwhelm with all of my stuff! It makes me lag behind on normal chores when I'm spending so much time trying to find something through this maze we are calling a home right now. My goal of the century, okay really my goal for January is to find a place for everything! I have to! For the love of my family and the need for some simplicity in our schedule so that we can ENJOY more, I absolutely NEED to get some of this stuff out! Please pray for me as I make these very difficult decisions so that I can free myself from the clutter! The clutter in my home, the clutter in my body and the clutter in my mind! 2014 is my year to LOVE IT or LET IT GO!!
Don't forget to look at the little moments that create joy in your journey & live 2014 on purpose!