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Sunday, November 20, 2016


Early weekday mornings at Storybook Cottage are filled with scrambled eggs and dirty dishes. Homework is hastily gathered from every room in the house and lost shoes are found. Globs of toothpaste gather in the sink and pajamas are strewn across the floor. Lunches are grabbed from the fridge at the last possible moment.  Generally during all of this madness I am once again reminded that I alone possess the superpower of taking out the trash.

In short, it is a chaos… and I am grateful for all of it.

I send my people out the door peppering their steps down the sidewalk with loving terms of affection and good wishes. Sweet Guy is often the last to leave. As he walks away to catch the school bus I offer mini mom pep talks that are generally acknowledged with only a literal thumbs up response from my son.

I always watch him walk away. It takes about two minutes until he turns the street corner and I can no longer see him. During that time I pray for all I am thankful for, keeping this in mind:

I’ll admit that sometimes I get bogged down with first world problems. Keeping things in perspective and being grateful for all that I have helps to keep my hearts focus on where it should be. 

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I do find that in being grateful my entire perspective can change.

When I count my blessings I become overwhelmed by all the goodness that has been bestowed upon me. I always grow immensely richer in spirit.

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This I find is the true key to unlocking ones own personal happiness.

Today, I am grateful for you and send out blessings of Thanksgiving to one and all.



Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Amen! We all need to be more grateful! Thanks for the reminder.

Rita C. said...

Yes, thankful is a wonderful feeling. Thank you for sharing the feeling through your choice of words. Have a wonderful week, Laura.

Jeanie said...

So very true and so very timely. Thanks for a peek into your life and such wonderful words to hold close to our heart, not only this season but all year through.

Christine said...

You have posted some really poignant messages.
Especially the one about, "What if you woke up today, with only the things you thanked God for yesterday.

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful post! I think having an "attitude of gratitude" can literally change one's life.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Marianne said...

beautifully expressed, Laura! And I am grateful for you !

ellen b said...

Blessings of Thanksgiving to you and yours also!

Marilyn said...

Your post today truly is a reminder of how very blessed we are!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Vel Criste said...

Simply beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving Laura!

Fox and Finch Antiques said...

Love this, wish I would have sent these in with family Thanksgiving cards. Thank you for the gift of important words.