Saturday, June 11, 2011

Peace

I woke up at 8:30 to a typical Saturday morning in our house. My husband has been up for hours..already made a pot of coffee, ran to Lowes and brought donuts back for the kids. Upon seeing him, Laine ran to grab her "work boots" and headed outside in her pajamas to be with daddy. Two little boys are still asleep upstairs and as I walk quietly through this house, I am filled with a deep sense of peace and happiness. I don't know how to convey the enormous gratitude I have for this peace. It means everything to me. I love my simple life. My life today is completely opposite from what it was a year ago and that's no exaggeration. The old me stretched myself as far and wide as I possibly could..Secretary of the Home Owners Association, 2 PTA committees, Supper Club organizer, Friday Happy Hours, Gym 4 days a week, part-time job at the salon, training for a 1/2 marathon, and oh ya..a marriage and 3 children. Ridiculous! It makes me tired just to read it. On this Saturday morning looking at our weekend forecast; it looks like this: Today I will take the kids to the Farmer's Market while daddy finishes his shed. Later in the afternoon we will walk over to the pool to cool off. This evening Uncle Boris comes over for burgers and good company. Tomorrow morning is church followed by a lazy afternoon nap and tomorrow evening we will go watch Jake's tennis match. That's it. I have no phone-calls to return, no social obligations, no meeting minutes to type up, no gossip to listen to or participate in, and no distractions from what's important in my life. There is a quote that I love: "Gratitude is an action I take; not a feeling I have when everything's going my way." I am actively taking notice of all I have to be grateful for in this simple life and the payoff is peace--beautiful peace.

1 comment:

  1. I love this! And I know what you mean about taking so much on... it's crazy that we sometimes think we can do it all, do it well and have it not affect "our" lives or our families.

    I have to remind myself to stop sometimes and just enjoy life, the kids, family, husband because it's so easy for me to get caught up with things that really don't matter that much.

    Love this.

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