The dust is finally starting to settle around here. We are sliding nicely into our new routine. I even have a few moments to breathe and catch friends for a cup of tea some days.
I am learning that it really is about the perspective and our attitude that define our life. I often hear people say, "I am going on a trip. Husband bought me a Tiffany ring......THUS life is good". No, Life is good, all the time. Life is good even when I am picking up the dog poo in the yard, because I took the time to scratch the dog's ears and throw the ball as he chases it down with his tail showing the obvious delight. As I watch him, it makes me laugh and I am inhaling a lungful of fresh crisp fall air. Taking a little break to bounce on the trampoline with my 3 yr old. Take time to savor the moments. Because this is life. The mundane-ness. Boring tasks. But I have to do it. So I might as well make the best of it. I do not want to live in a series of lost moments because we'd rather be else where doing something 'fun'. (thanks, Ashley for reminding me this!) If the presents and special events are what make our life 'good', I am gonna need lots of presents.
I am even going to take it a step further and say life is good even when things are bad. Even when tragedies come our way. It is often in the middle of trials, we see hope, we see grace, we experience peace. We see that we are not alone.