Posted by MissyHall | Posted in Adopting Mommy | Posted on 01-08-2012
Tags: adopt, Missy Hall, thankful
While we wait, we will cultivate thankfulness. I want to be able to be grateful for the things in my ordinary life, even if the limits of my patience are being tested. I want to find deep joy in simple things, and I don’t want to be looking so far ahead that I miss the beauty of the present. We are waiting to grow our family through adoption, but I want to help lead our family to just take the time to see the joy all around us today.
Orange… Thankful for an almost ripe tomato that glistens with fresh water, the ribbons on the balloons that my Hunnie got for my birthday, and the stripe of paint on my girl’s artwork hung up to admire
Yellow…the amber, yellow of a Chardonnay shared with our friends in Napa, the warm soft sand in Santa Cruz and the lemon collected from our dear cousins’ house
Green… a happy little broccoli, fresh potted basil, and the basket that carries up my warmly dried clothes
Blue… Rejoicing in the creative crazy looking animals with bright booties, the Pacific Ocean right over the ridge, a frilly apron
Purple…Thankful for the berries we picked in Pescadero, at the Russian River and while lazily wandering by a peaceful pond
I am starting a list of 1000 things that I am thankful for and I am asking my family to join me in naming 3 things a day for the next year.
Want to join me?