Thursday, September 2, 2010

Life's Blessings

I hate to admit it, but I'm one of those people who lose sight of their blessings. And I do it often.

I've always been a glass half empty kind of girl, never getting my hopes up over things and never trying to find any sort of silver lining. It's just who I am, it's ingrained in me. I'm a realist. Because of that I often overlook some of life's simple joys that are staring me right in the face.

The way the morning sun hits the pavement and explodes into a billion sparkles.
The simple joy of two brothers getting along and laughter floating down the halls of our home.
Lazy afternoon naps in an unmade bed.
Puddles of rain that cast rainbows across the walkway in front of our house.
Cuddling up beside the one you love for a peaceful nights slumber.

These are the things that become normal when in fact they are anything but. They are extraordinary. They are amazing. Today, rather than overlook my blessings, I'm making an effort to recognize and love them. Won't you do the same?


Wild and Precious said...

i think we all loose site from time to time.

we have so much to be thankful for.

have a great day!!

amylou said...

I'm an new follower and I'm loving your blog. I got a little teary eyed over this post.
Beautiful words. It's so true. We all fall into that habit and forget to notice the simple things. Love this post so much!
Hope you are having a great week!

Anonymous said...

Do exactly the same especially when am so down but thanks for this blog going to have some many smiles :-))


Nen said...

it's odd how similar we are!
thanks for reminding me to count my blessings!

AlyGatr said...

Funny my hubby is a lot like you in that respect, which is why we probably got paired up. I'm the forever optimist, which means I get disappointed a lot, but after thirty...cough, cough...something years, it hasn't managed to stop me from seeing the potential in everything.

Beautiful picture and a great reminder to see the beauty that's right in front of you :)

Melissa + Tiffany @ Home Grown Families said...

Yeah. I FIGHT my negativity everyday! But, the more you fight it the easier it gets! :) Stay strong!
Thanks for linking up at Home Grown Families Friday Blog Hop! We're following you now!

Alicia said...

Losing sight of the little blessings in the everyday things has always been far to easy for me. Thanks for the reminder to stop and smell the roses. I needed to hear this-this week.

A new follower. :)

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