Thanksgiving kicked off an attitude of gratitude in my heart. I had no grand plan, daily read or assignment.
I am just keeping my eyes open and more importantly my heart open to contentment, peace and thankfulness.
Here are some of the little things that have helped make my season merry.
- A handmade set knit by a friend just for my little guy that Ry absolutely adores.
- A trip to Ikea that offered a close parking spot on a very bitter cold and dreary day followed by a kind woman in the Ikea cafeteria that cleared my tray for me because she’s “been there” and Molly discovering the free cookies while Ry played in Smal-land (Ikea’s play place). All of which led to the purchase of new bins and an organizing frenzy that suited my needs quite nicely.
- Lunch and story time with a friend. Ry, Lucy, Becki and Molly.
- Sharing the wonder of Advent season with Ryan. Every step of Christmas (Jesus’ birth) and Christmastime (snowmen, candy canes, etc.) seems to bring him overflowing joy for which I am very grateful.