Ok so I’ve got two big questions for you.
Is this not the cutest owl?
Don’t feel too bad, I had to be told it was an owl too. He might possibly have a hard time getting in his car… poor owl.
Don’t most siblings make ridiculously random competitions? Seriously, my husbands family (he has 7 siblings) STILL do this every time we hang out with them. And I have all brothers… 4 to be precise. Half our life’s adventures started with the sentence
“Bet you can’t do this!”
Here’s my kids the other night,
And yes, we eat lemon juice on our fish sticks.
And can you tell the bottle has been dropped? That’s the sacrifice one is willing to take when getting a 3-year-old to set the table.
(I also feel like justifying that we’re eating processed frozen food… but don’t we all have those days? Wait… don’t answer that or I’ll have to change my post to 3 big questions.)
Both these random questions originate from the normal ongoings of our household. My fridge sheds pictures like the autumn trees do leaves, and my children are often challenging eachother to perfectly useless uses of their skills. But every now and then I actually notice it.
I’ll look down at the art in my lap and not just say what I say to the million that pass through my hands. Or stop and film their crazy antics because one day dinner will be way too quiet and boring. And realize how full life is with little gifts if I just notice and remember to be thankful. It’s downright easy to fill my mind with annoyances, but my whole being fills with peace when I let all my blessings sink in. And the blessings are right there, always before me- if I only just look with eyes of gratefulness.
Happy Thanksgiving you crazy lot. Hope your eyes see more than turkey this weekend, and your filled with more than food.
Thankfulness is a choice,
and it’s worth seeing.