Be Mindful, Be Thankful

Good afternoon!

It is Thankful Thursday. Each Thursday and every day, I try to remind myself by sharing with others. If we focus more on what we are blessed with and less on our trials and hardships, then we can learn to be happier regardless of what is going on in our lives. 

For me it is thanking God for the ones I love. My husband and children and the time we get to spend together. The little things I count the most because those add up to be the big things.


“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.” Unknown


I want to focus my gratefulness on each minute! I do not want to let it waste away. For each minute happens and then it’s gone forever. So I am thankful for each one, the good and the bad. Even the hard minutes are important to be thankful for. Those are the ones we learn from. The ones that make us stronger and wiser.

“The only way to live is to accept each minute as a unrepeatable miracle; which is exactly what it is a miracle and unrepeatable.” Storm Jameson

Life as an adult started off hard for me. I had no idea what I was doing. I just knew I had to find myself. Who I was without family influences. Not that home life was bad. It was far from it. We all have to form our own opinions, thoughts and morals. I had to make multiple mistakes to figure it out. I do not regret one bit of it. I have grown tremendously since that first minute I decided to leave the nest.

“Live each day as you would climb a mountain…Climb slowly, steadily; Enjoy each passing moment…and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.” Harold V. Melchert

Lastly, this Thursday I am thankful for life. For if there were none I could not enjoy each of my children in every minute of every day. The giggles, excitement in their eyes, the “I love you’s”…life is a blessing and I am going to soak it up…minute by minute.

“Life is like a flower…it grows more beautiful the more you care for it.” K.C. Rogers

What are you thankful for today?

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Happy Eternal Mother’s Day

To my Mother

 

I love you Mom…

So much I have inside me, that I want to say. I love you with an unconditional love that can’t be explained. Only can it be shown in all the memories imprinted in my brain and etched into my heart like initials in a cypress tree.

Image result for etched heart in tree drawing

 

 I will never be able to express my true depth of love for you Mother. I want to give you the world like you have given me life. I hold back much. Good and bad…that’s no good. You deserve more than that. I admire you. Strength, stubbornness, responsibility, discipline, giving, and so much more.

 

These are just words…my eyes and heart can explain more. Only meant for you to decipher it. No matter the time and miles apart…there’s this place deep inside of me that carries you around with me. Day by day….the little things that are actually really big.

I see you. When I glance in the mirror, when I laugh, and when I say a certain word or phrase. I think about how lucky I am you are still on this Earth. Can you see I’m counting my blessings? Every single day. The big ones and the tiny…the ones in between.

So I wish I could give you more but all I have is me. My eternal daughterly, forever kind of love. The kind that can never be broken…but can make you feel like you’re heartbroken. This is what I look forward to? It’s almost painful.

Where does the Time go??

So here I am! 

Yea I know it has been a whole month since I have posted my wonderfulness 😀 Here is the problem: I have four kids and we all are fighting over my only lap top. We do have tablets and such but for some reason when Mom is ready to type away all the children want to play!

I will just blabber about whatever comes to mind. Hmmm. We have been pretty busy, or shall I say I have been busy. My youngest had croup and I was pretty worried. I did the research and bought all my natural remedies and fixed him right up. I didn’t even need a doctor. I try my best to do all I can before I take that measure. Really, I mean if us Mother’s had more confidence in ourselves than we could do so much more for our children. We are their mothers right? We have instincts. I am not saying never take your kid to the doctor. They are here for a reason but we are perfectly capable of handling a lot more than we are given credit for. 

**Want to know what I used to help my baby boy get better? Comment below and I will share!**

Not too many exciting things happening in our home this October. Getting through the weeks with daily chores, homeschool, meals, errands and extra outings keep me busy. My oldest daughter has been doing fantastic with her writing. She writes almost daily. She prefers made up stories. Since it is Halloween month she has written a “scary” story. So far she has 7 chapters done. Six of which have been published on Story Bird

If your child loves to write I highly recommend that site. I was having a hard time helping her expand her mind and giving her ideas. Story Bird does just that. By using pictures it helps give ideas to start writing. So now she cannot stop. She hogs my computer every day! Proud and annoyed all at once here haha! So give it a look. Oh did I mention that it is FREE? I will rarely share something like this that isn’t.

***If you would like to read her stories, her username is k2kPhantom.***



Oh! I did forget one exciting thing. My husband surprised the kids with a Kitten 3 weeks ago. They were so surprised. Something my oldest has been waiting for since she was just a toddler. We have lived in apartments or homes where animals have not been aloud. Well, now I have a cat added to the mix. One positive thing about my oldest child having to wait so long for her first pet is the appreciation and responsibility she has learned to have. By the time a kid is 10 years old, as long as you are teaching and showing them right, he/she knows what to do; with proper guidance of course.

Well that is it for now. Back to my mom duties. I really have to manage my time more! That will have to wait for another blog post 😀 Happy Friday friends!