The gifts they keep coming. Too fast for me to even catch and record them all. Mine is a life filled with endless bounty.
Whether I pause to notice them or not, the gifts always flow and flood in the spaces around what I think is important. And so I"m trying to catch a few. To hold them appreciatively as I rush about my life.
The smell of sea air on the breeze, just faint enough to cause me to breath deep to identify it.
Scent of rain on damp concrete.
A two year old trying to belly dance.
The sound of the Girl singing to herself from the back seat.
Time with friends.
A husband who is humble.
Learning how to motivate the Boy so that he feels that I believe he is capable instead of "helping" in a way that accidentally tears him down.
Warm tea while snuggled against the damp cold.
The pleasure of intelligent conversation.
Quiet evenings at home after all the kids are asleep.
A phone call from my best friend in China.
Peace in the middle of so many overwhelming things.
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