I feel like this year is truly a changing season of my life. No it is not one of the "big" years that are usually seen as some kind of milestone or transition. Perhaps it is that my children are getting a little more independent (for little ones) and my hormones are beginning to rebalance as the baby gets older. Perhaps it is that I'm finding ways to re-center myself after months of feeling like I've been juggling cats. No matter why, I feel grateful, blessed, and refreshed stepping into this next year of life.
The last year has brought many blessings and beautiful changes that I did not expect. It taught me more about how to roll with things I cannot control and gifted me the beauty of extra family time.
I don't know what the next year will bring. Somehow I feel very at ease with this not knowing, perhaps even a little excited as I think of all the great gifts that could be waiting in the plot twists ahead.
This year will be beautiful. This year will be blessed. This year will be full of gratitude. This promise is my gift to myself. It is one I can keep because the only thing it needs is my own mindset to achieve it.
I'm grateful for another birthday to celebrate. I'm grateful for a day with my family. I'm grateful my husband took the day off work to hang out with me and the girls. I'm grateful for all the spoiling I've gotten today. I'm grateful for pumpkins to carve. I'm grateful for the ability to change my look with a couple new pairs of glasses. I'm grateful for giggles and snuggles from my girls. I'm grateful for this day and all the ones to come.
What are you grateful for today? What gifts has this last year given you? What season of life are you in and how is it showing up for you?
May we pause to enjoy the blessings of each day. May we celebrate each year we are blessed. Have a beautiful day!