Sunday, November 17, 2013

{Sunday Photograph - 113}

These kids are enjoying being outside as much as they can before it gets "cold" here.  I use the term cold loosely because after growing up in Utah and living in Iowa for 5 years I realize the cold here is pretty balmy compared to other states at the moment.

Ella reminded me that there is only 5 more Saturdays until Christmas.  What?!?  My goal is to have all Christmas shopping done for the kids by the end of this month.  I think I make that goal every year and have only achieved it a handful of times.  Here's to hoping this year is one of those years where it's achieved.

This month is flying by.  Disneyland trips, beach trips, family pictures, school awards, doctors appointments, etc...you all know how it goes...and just like that it's almost the end of the month 

I'm trying really hard everyday to make a more concerted effort at naming good things that happens throughout the day.  No matter how big or small, I know good things happen.  I'm not doing this because it's the month of Thanksgiving, though doing that for this month is an awesome idea.  I'm doing it because I started noticing I was grumbling.  Grumbling when I have no place to grumble. 

Friday I had a hard day.  I felt justified in my grumblings...that is until I scrolled through pictures of the devastation going on in the Philippines...then, I felt like a fool.  Talk about putting things into perspective.

I am blessed.  You are blessed.  Life is great, even when it's challenging.

1 comment:

Sol said...

hey there Erica. Sorry to hear you have been feeling down. I hope you are feeling better.

I love your blog as always.