I'm joining Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude*Sunday to take a moment to reflect on the small simple things that give pleasure and that remind me of what is important in life.
I haven't done a gratitude post in quite while. Not that I haven't been grateful or wanted to take a moment to bask in the goodness of the week but there's simply been so much on my plate that I couldn't find the time. Which is really the point of sharing the gratitudes right? Making that time....no matter what comes along in life.
I'm grateful for many things this morning.....
...all baby goats are thriving...mamas are well and fat....and I'm sleeping in my own bed again at night with nary a goat in the house! This week we work on slowly moving towards weaning the little buggers.
...everything is so green. The trees are starting to leaf out...closing up the hillside from view and surrounding us in a cozy nest of Spring.
....the beehives are flourishing. I think the splits we made (will do a post soon!) are going to make it and thats a happy thing indeed. Maybe even Spring honey? I can hope
...watching the boys...Nick and Sam...driving me around and seeing how capable they are. The past 6 months they have matured so much and I can see this need to move beyond home. Its a little heart clenching because they are my babies but it makes me stand with pride to see what wonderful young men they are becoming...and I feel excitement for them as they journey into the world.
...I'm so very grateful that I'm starting to have a clearer picture of who I am and where I want to be. It's taken me long enough...I'll be 43 this May. Next month?! Oh wow...I just realized that...thought I still had a good bit of time. Well...its ok. I'm ok. I'm becoming ok. That makes me happy.
...Hanna and I found the sweetest local yarn shop quite by accident last week. Driving through a part of town we never get to on our way to meet someone and running a few minutes late....we passed it. We both exclaimed! Turned the car around and popped up to the door to peek in. It was closed that day but we vowed to come back as soon as it was open. We did. Such a lovely place! I bought some sock yarn. I've made socks before but never seemed to make ones I liked. I am working on a pair now with my new yarn and smaller needles....and loving it again.
...I'm breathing in a little deeper this past few days. Stopping more. Thinking more. It feels good to be in this place. I'm grateful for that.