Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Change of Perspective


Thankful. Hmmmm. Struggling to find it. All kinds of excuses to not even look for it. . . Winter blues. Too many trips to the pediatrician already this year. The mouse that found its way into the drawer at the bottom of my oven and left me lots of little deposits to clean up.

But...

It's winter. And I have good reason to stay inside and cuddle up with some coffee and a cozy blanket and watch videos all day with my sick kids. And there's so much beauty in the winter. The early-morning frozen trees after a below-zero overnight. Snowflakes. Rosy cheeks and hot chocolate after hours of playing in said snowflakes (when my kids are well, of course).

But...

I have children. Two beautiful daughters who, although they get sick (way too often, in my opinion), love life and help me love it more than I already did before I knew them.

But...

I have a home in the country. Where I have always dreamed of living. Two and a half acres of beauty surrounded by miles of Amish farmland and rolling hills. And. I. love. it. Even with mouse deposits in my bottom oven drawer.

Today is a Tuesday Unwrapped over at Chatting at the Sky, where all kinds of bloggers are unwrapping the beautiful in the mundane. So I've taken up the challenge to unwrap this kids-are-sick and it's-dreary-outside kind of day. And it's changed my perspective. And I can honestly say I. am. thankful.

Thanks for unwrapping it with me.

5 comments:

Raise Them Up said...

What a pleasure to share your "unwrapping" today! I know just what you mean.

I hope you find some fun movies to watch! :)

Hugs!

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

Oh, to have a couple of acres in the country. A blessing indeed.

Hopefull said...

that really is beautiful!

Dawn said...

love your change in attitude! thanks for sharing :)

Kat @ Inspired To Action.com said...

What a great way to change your perspective!

That snow....gorgeous! It's the stuff we Texans only dream of. :-)

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