Sunday, November 25, 2007

Here's Gratitude for Ya!

I don't have any fun or special pictures to upload, but as I just read Britta's blog, I am inspired to write a bit of gratitude as I come out of this Thanksgiving weekend.

I have been learning about living in the Now. Not the future (like I've done my whole life), or the past (seriously, how much good does it do to beat yourself up for something that, no matter how long you pummel, you can never and will never change). I am grateful for this. I went to an interesting website. http://www.bookofnow.com/home.html That is a taste of it. I am learning so much about myself and life, and just the learning... the awareness alone of things I was previously unaware is life changing! For this I am grateful.

I am so grateful for the precious people in my life. I have, surrounding me, a family of dynamic and beautiful people who never cease to amaze me. I have bountiful friends who are EACH noble and incredible. I am blessed.

I have the chance to participate in motherhood... the most rewarding and challenging calling of my life. It is so relentless. It is so precious. Each moment a jewel. I just got to go and lay down with my wild-man, Rohan, until he fell asleep. I love to lay by him and hold his feet. I treasure bedtime with my kids. I get the privilege of reading them stories each night, saying prayers, hugging and kissing. These are tender times. I love to shower them with affection and remind them of the incredible individuals that they are. And in a few minutes, I will go lay down and fall asleep next to my amazing husband. He is so true and so good. He is loyal, loving and gentle. I am meant to be with him and I love finding a new reason why everyday!

I am grateful to be learning about the art of receiving. Thank you, Devan, for being my teacher. I am grateful to a kind and patient Father in Heaven. It is his gifts that I am writing about! I am grateful for music and the love I have for singing. Each moment is a song.

Life is precious. It is not the destination that is important, but the journey. Once we "arrive", there is always a new destination... so enjoy the journey, because that is where joy is found. That is the NOW.

1 comment:

Britta said...

I miss you! Today Ellie said, "Mom next time Ella leaves again I'll be sad." She was telling her cousins all about her friend, Ella. It was so dang cute!! I loved this entry of yours!!!