Day Four – Sunshine & Bracelets
After a couple of dreary weather days I woke up to SUNSHINE.
And that word – sunshine – and the word gratitude went hand-in-hand today.
I thought, “Gosh, look how pretty the sun is on the snow and trees over the gorge!” As I looked out my dining room window debating the “taking down of the Christmas tree”. Then, I busted into action getting boys ready for the day – breakfast, showers, and all the fun stuff that needs to get done to get out the door and get to bowling on time. Though, interestingly — as I hustled around — the sunshine and the feeling of gratitude were not far from my thoughts.
Fast-forward to 5pm, the sun has set. And I sigh when I realize that I didn’t get a picture of that sunshine that guided me through my day. Then I I think… it’s not all about the photos. It’s about the feeling of gratitude that sunshine gave me. So, you’ll have to trust me. It was a glorious and sunshiny sun! And it was because of this blog and my commitment to it that I had that very conscious feeling of gratitude.
These are two beautiful photos I took this past fall when I went on an awesome Boy Scout campout with Sebastian’s troop. I am by no means a photographer but I think the beauty seen in these photos can show my gratitude for the sunshiny couple days we had.
As I took down the Christmas tree I was reflecting on this Christmas season. We enjoyed traditions, family, prayer, friends, gifts, decorations, food and all that the spirit of the season has given us. I just wanted to take this time today to show my gratitude for two special gifts I received this Christmas.
My sweet husband and awesome mom each got me a beautiful bracelet and they go perfectly together.
Philip got me a beautiful “Claddagh” Wind and Fire charm bracelet.
My Mom got me a pretty “Daughter” Alex and Ani charm bracelet.