When I think about my life, I have so much for which to be grateful. Of course, there are always the big things that come to mind, a home to live in, two wonderful children, the health of my family...the list is endless.
But, there are so many little things too...special moments that capture my heart throughout the day. Just this afternoon, I was watching my son as he was eating an apple, enjoying every bite, the way his cute little mouth was chewing in a circle, briefly pausing to fill me in a snippet from his day. The whole thing made me want to hug and squeeze him.
Then I think of my daughter and the way she is always singing and dancing around the house with such joy...how she mothers her babies or comes out of her bedroom wearing an interesting assortment of clothes. Sometimes I just laugh and laugh.
There's phone calls from friends, reading a good book or watching the dog as he snores softly on his bed. Sometimes though, I'm grateful for simple, nondescript little things. Things someone else might discard as meaningless...a pretty piece of material, a little button or a wooden spool of vintage thread. Put them all together and I'm even happier, especially with my camera in my hand :)
|all rosy earrings by Kristi Roshau Jewelry|
Of course, I'm grateful for all of you too. Thankful that you come and share your time, your thoughts and your friendship with me . By the way, now that I'm thinking about you, I want to say thank you to everyone who blogged, posted about and entered my recent giveway for the pretty necklace from Kristi Roshau Jewelry. The winner, which was selected by Random.org, is Linda at Itsy Bits and Pieces. Yay for you Linda!
Just as an aside, I used Kim Klassen's Luminous texture for these photos. The theme for Texture Tuesday this week is gratitude.
Hope your week is off to a good start.