How wonderful is this life? We get to wake up everyday and start anew. We get to breathe and laugh and talk and learn new things and cuddle our children and drink tea on cold days (like today) and revel in the color of the leaves. I just feel so much gratitude today I feel like I could burst through my own skin. And all this gratitude is for such simple things. I don't have to go looking for anything -- it is all right here, surrounding me.
I am so lucky. It's hard to remember that all the time, isn't it? Sometimes it feels like we are living our life on some out-of-control merry go round or roller coaster (take your pick) and there is barely enough time to even be grateful because everything is moving soooo fast. But today, this chilly Sunday afternoon, I feel like I cannot thank God enough for the gift of this life. What in the world can I give Him in return? Nothing is big enough.