Weekend Reflections

Midway through making dinner this evening, I popped out to empty the compost from the kitchen into the compost bin. It was just dark, and the rain was falling down. As I turned around to come back into the house, I could see all the lights shining from within and feel the heartbeat of our home. It made me smile to know there was all this life within my home. A weird little moment, but it reminded me just how grateful I am for all that I have.

A warm home, five wonderful kiddos, a menagerie of pets. Money might be tight, time short, I may have to wear many hats all at once {Mama, homeschooler, writer, student, friend, lover, daughter} and sometimes I forget to breathe and get stressed out.

Yet at the end of the day, I have all I need. I am lucky. When I look around, nothing is missing. Other than maybe having family closer by.

It’s easy to forget how lucky we are, to take for granted what we have – a house, enough food to eat, phones/tv/internet, toys and books, most of the things we want and/or need.

For many of us, the events of this year are serving to highlight just what really matters. Things may not be how they usually are, but we still can have good times and make memories.

There was no trick or treating this year. Instead, the kiddos and I through an epic party. We spent all week planning and creating, decorated the downstairs, made a pinata, games, decorations and SO much food. We spent the evening having the best time ever and made some fantastic memories.

Life is what we make of it. Regardless of what is going on in the outside world, we can still control our little bubbles.

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