My birthday is on Wednesday....no better excuse for using the Creative Everyday Theme (5 Senses) to help me take stock of things to be grateful for...
Some of my Favorite Sights:
Colorful Koi swimming over smooth stones, creating gentle ripples in a clear, shallow pond
The warm reassurance in my Husband’s eyes on a particularly difficult day
The first noticeable clue of the changing of the Seasons like turning leaves, budding tree branches that were once devoid of green and that ultra-bright kind of sunshine that makes dark shadows below
My daughter’s smile
Sounds that Make me Swoon:
A myriad of birds chirping on a Spring morning
The song of a hauntingly beautiful female voice filling my soul when I want to feel feminine and alluring
“Mommy, I lub you”
Things I could Feel Forever:
An insanely soft, so soothing to rub, puppy ear
A breeze on my face, no matter whether it’s cool or warm, standing outside with my eyes closed facing the wind
The cold condensation of an icy glass that instantly revives you on a hot day
My daughter’s pudgy hand slipping into mine or her little arms around my neck
Some things that have Good Taste:
Coffee….I adore it, sweet and with a swirl of cream
Banana Sour cream Pancakes…my daughter requests these often, and though I follow a low carb eating plan, I can’t resist them!
The slight Sun screeny, salty flavor of kissing my little girl after a day outside. Though I don’t love that flavor, it represents childhood fun, safe and carefree :)
Smells that make me Smile:
A walk through an herb garden running my fingers over varieties of plants, then bringing them to my nose…mmmm lavender fingers…rosemary fingers….rose geranium…..
Damp, mountain air permeated with pine, soil and moss
Passing a bakery brimming with smells of different breads, pastries and fresh brewed coffee
Holding my daughter’s jacket up to my face…a mix of detergent, the outdoors and her, all rolled into one :)
I love my birthday...any day that others lavish me with attention is a good one in my book ;-p But as I get older, the difference between want and need becomes more clear. I don't need anything....and I realize what a luxury and blessing this statement really signifies!
My family and I are healthy, have little to complain about (though I sometimes have to remind myself of this a few times...haha) and are surrounded by friendships and beauty all around.
Health and Happiness to you and yours,