Monday, January 9, 2012

Into Each Life A Little Rain Must Fall

I’ve talked about blessings before, but I want to revisit this topic before we move onto writing our Life Audit.

Those of you, who know me personally, know that I am currently experiencing a heartbreaking time. The things that get me through these days are things I have over looked during better times. The smiles and laughter from my youngest daughter as she dances around to Hannah Montana; the nudge from my humongous cat, Sunshine, when he wants some love; fresh hot coffee in the morning; a network of wonderful online friends…it’s all such a blessing to me. I know that once the commotion around here dies down and life goes back to normal, more than likely I will once again forget how these little things mean so much, but for today, I plan on having that coffee and enjoying the music.

Too often, we hang on to our guilt over things we have done (or not done) and look over everything good in our lives. Blessings come in all sizes. From the birth of our children to just being able to get out of bed everyday.

Today's assignment in our Simple Life Series is to make a list of small things that make you feel blessed. Maybe your list will be as simple as a list of things you love. Maybe it’s a list of your past experiences. There are no rules. Tack this list on your bathroom mirror so that when things are going wrong, you can remember that life is not all that bad.

A few things off my list:

The obvious – my children
My warm home full of things I love
My book collection – always there to comfort me
My electric blanket – can’t go wrong with a warm bed when you need a lift
My camera – my eyes to the world
A hot bath, a cold glass of wine, candle light and – silence
A cookbook my grandmother gave me, which is inscribed by my grandfather.

What in your life makes you feel blessed?

Mondays in the Simple Life Series are for YOU (and me). I will let you know what I am doing to make simple changes in my own life. I hope you follow along and try some of these steps yourself. Please let me know how you are coming along by leaving comments at the bottom of each post. Tell me what works, what doesn’t, if you are bored – whatever – we are learning and growing together. Hopefully by the end of this process, you will have a better view of your health, your money, your lifestyle, your dreams, your regrets and use these findings to make steps to improving your life overall.

1 comment:

Cori Kozak said...

Wow Kendal, that was very touching. I've been thinking about you and sending lots of hugs your way. Just found your blog - love it! I'll be back! :)