Friday, November 30, 2012

this little life of mine


Well, here we are at the end of another November. Did you feel more gratitude this month? I sure hope so. I think that's the real secret to happiness: recognizing the good things in life (big or small) and being thankful for them. I know that even when things are hard or sad or unfair or whatever, there is always something to be thankful for. And if I can focus on that good, then the bad seems to fall away.

Stella, Elliot, and I went for a bike ride this morning and ended up at the park for a bit. Along the way, we visited with my sisters-in-law and picked up my nephew Chase. As I sat on the bench with the sun warm on my neck, watching the kids play, I felt happy. My life is not perfect, but it is full of more good things than I can count. And for that feeling of intense contentment, I am so thankful.


photo last May by Leah Davis

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful post. I totally agree! And that is a great picture, too.

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  2. Beautiful!

    And thanks for the idea of the thankful posts...it was so wonderful thinking about all my blessings each day this month. :) Now I need a little break from posting, haha...!

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  3. you guys are so cute. i am so grateful for you and for your little family and that we will all be together eternally! what a beautiful thing that is. that even cousins and nieces and nephews are bound together. happy december!

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  4. Thanks for the gratitude challenge, Stephanie! We really are so blessed, aren't we?! And your family make the cutest photos ever!

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  5. I am grateful for your blog! You always make me smile with the seeming perfection of your life. It really is perfect, isn't it, you just don't wanna make us feel bad?! ;) (Also, every time you post about how much Elliot likes to cuddle I forward it to Neal so that he too will know what we're missing out on with our non-cuddler. Too bad virtual cuddles aren't a real thing.)

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