our january / by Leah Zawadzki

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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!

xo