Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Isn't it funny how easy it is to become so bored with everyday life?  You get so tired of doing the same thing day in and day out.  And then something happens that makes you remember how very fragile life is.  And whenever that happens, all you really want is home.  All you want is the normal and the mundane. 
Instead of being frustrated with all the noise and messes, you're just happy to have two healthy children who are happy and playing.

Instead of being bored with the same old chores, you're grateful you have a home.

Instead of envying and pinteresting and window-shopping and day-dreaming, you realize how blessed you are and how much you have.

Instead of dragging your feet to make spaghetti yet again for dinner, you're so happy you have food to feed your family.

Instead of being upset that the kids wont sleep, you feel lucky to rock your baby and feel his little hands cling to you and his small breaths on your neck.

Instead of wishing you could go out, you're just so happy to sit on the couch and talk to your husband.

Instead of laying in bed and stressing over the day that's been or the day that's to come, you simply feel all the peace that comes with knowing your family is all home together, sleeping and safe.
How much easier life would be if we could always remember what is truly important and live in the moment.  I've always envied most, the people who are able to be happy no matter what.  The people who are completely content and don't fill their minds with the past, wondering what might have been or wishing they could just go back and change one thing.  Who don't fear the future or spend their days saying that they "wont be happy until...."  My goal has always been to be more content and stop worrying so much.  I'm trying more to increase my faith and my gratitude each day.  On the days when this is the focus, I'm always happy.

1 comment:

  1. You're right! Good advice that I will take to heart for sure. Thanks Amanda!