I'm a negative person by nature. I naturally see what's wrong with the picture. I have to work at being positive and finding the good. Small things put me in a bad mood. I'm a perfectionist at times. BUT I know, and I can see that the Lord is refining those things in me. He's helping relax more. He's helping me not sweep the floor 100 times a day. (it's a sickness) He's helping me let the toys sit for a bit longer. Enjoy these small babes. I'm learning to look for the gifts each day. He's always working out something in us. Mine is the struggle to see the joys.
The sound of the boys playing instead of fighting
Arabella asking me to hold her like a baby
Bella telling her daddy he can't leave without a kiss
The quiet of the schoolroom when they are working on making their fingerprints
Those are a few from this morning. I challenge you to get a journal and record a few gifts each day and then look back and see the little blessings...the ones that make your heart smile.