Monday, November 7, 2011

Giving Thanks. #1: for missing them.

"The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live... He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything" -Albert Schweitzer, Reverence for Life
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'll share something I'm thankful for each weekday til Turkey day. Even moreso because I am starting to see the key to joy and contentment may be a spirit of gratitude for the little things in life. As though I finally "get it" that this is the time of my life, I am working toward the discipline of gratefulness for the gifts that can be found even in the mundane rituals of life.
So today:
I'm thankful for missing my kids
for the opportunity to get the break from them I so desperately need at times; just long enough to miss them. So when they crawl into bed ready for breakfast before the sun deems in morning, I am truly happy to feel their cold feet digging nestling into my side under the covers.
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1 comment:

  1. I am thankful that you share your family experiences and especially the pictures on this blog where I can go and "keep up with the Poulsens". Not like being in the same town but I am loving the updates!

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