gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. it turns what we have into enough, and more. it turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. it can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow--melody beatie.
gratitude. my theme for this month. my theme for this year. over the last few years i have learned how to gripe. and i have gotten super good at it. but it's time for a change, time to practice gratitude. every single day.
this month was filled with sickness and not much excitement. but i am so grateful for my family. for almost two weeks i had joe all to myself [yes, he was home almost two weeks with the flu] and i am grateful he is such a good sickly one. in the middle of it all, i also got the worst flu i have had in years. it hurt all over, but it slowed me down and i rested. i am grateful that i could. that i have a home to nest in and a family to take care of. i am grateful for our new crazy puppy and the simple routine of life. nothing fancy. but it's mine, and i am grateful.
this is what our january looked like.
next up--head over to my sweet friend sarah cornish to see what she's been up to--grateful to be part of such a great group of women!