But sometimes I'm so goal-oriented that I forget to appreciate what I do have and what I've achieved so far. I become trapped in 'the future', frustrated by what I can imagine doing, but can't yet do for whatever reason. I neglect the present. I'm not mindful or grateful. I become restless.
This morning I counted my blessings. I didn't intend to. But I sat down to write in my morning pages journal and what came out was list of all that is good and beautiful in my life. All the wonderful things. Family, health, a comfortable home with chickens in the front and a golden retriever out the back. The ability to spend these early years at home with two spirited little munchkins. Slices of time - and the materials - to paint and draw. A brand new gorgeous nephew born only last week. This list goes on.
|A cutting from our garden|
And after I finished writing, I was overwhelmed with joy.