It has been a busy time around here, and we're getting so close, somehow, to two boys' birthdays in just a little over a week. So here is a little lull, a moment of quiet between the storms, so to speak, even as the wind is rushing and roaring outside, clattering on the windows and blowing sap jugs off the trees. A good time to pause, and notice. Now, in this moment, I am:
:: the belief that the grass is greener just over there, and
:: the resistance to letting go of that fallacy and committing to here
:: uncertainty in my work: in the what, how, why and whens.
Feeling Gratitude for
:: time spent over the weekend with new friends and looking forward to times to come
:: a cleaner house than we've had for ... goodness, I don't even know how long and
:: the fresh perspective to be had when seeing your space through others' eyes
:: an afternoon spent making valentines with two hard working and proud-of-their-accomplishments boys
and then curling up together with hot chocolate and a blanket to read
:: the way that I was able to keep my patience and remain encouraging like I always mean to, during said
:: morning walks in the woods by myself
:: the wood that is keeping us warm, and
:: the fact that this time the gratitudes came more readily than the struggles.
How about you? Where are you in this moment?