Today was one of those days where I really just sat back, relaxed and enjoyed being with my family.
I love days like these, the ones where you don’t have anywhere to go and there is nothing to do… the kind where you can just enjoy life.
These laid back days are such a gift.
Todd and I took the five youngest kids (Travis is at college and Keegan had other plans) and we went to a state park not far from our house. We packed a nice picnic lunch, threw a blanket in the car and headed out. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining and it was nice to just get away and be together.
One thing God has taught me this year is that it really is the simple things in life that bring us the greatest joy. I think that often times we try so hard to work for happiness- and most of the time it was right in front of us the whole time… in the small things~ like a hug from our child, your spouse holding your hand, a phone call from a friend, or a hike in the woods.
These are the things I don’t want to take for granted- the things I don’t want to miss.
It's a mental attitude.
It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don't have.
It's so simple- yet so hard for the human mind to comprehend."