11.24.2014

Mercies along the way...{entry no.48}

"The quality of mercy is not strained; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath. 
It is twice blest- 
It blesseth him that gives, 
and him that takes."   
                         -Shakespeare

I used to be a thankful person.  Positive.  Aware of my blessings.  Enjoying simple things, but in tune with the bigger picture.  Slowly and without intention, I began to allow circumstances and the busyness of life to cloud my vision.

So, I'm trying something new, somewhat inspired by this author.  Mercies along the way is a place for me to begin reclaiming that piece of myself.  Every Monday you'll find me here, sharing bits of my life that I am finding joy in.
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1250. emptying 2 more boxes
1251. reading. relaxing book.
1252. celebrating thanksgiving with family over the weekend. conversation.
1253. seeing my sisters-in-law and brother-in-law in their highschool play. so fun!
1254. safe traveling
1255. washer & dryer
1256. heat
1257. a warm day. the snow even melted (this would not be on the boys' list)
1258. one kiddo feeling so happy about conquering long division
1259. friends over. a bit of work. a lot of laughter.
1260. coffee at a friend's house. provided me an escape out of the walls of my home and adult conversation.
1261. black bean quesadillas. hot sauce.
1262. encouragement tucked in a card.
1263. christmas planning. ideas.
1264. using up things from the pantry & freezer.

11.17.2014

Mercies along the way... {entry no.47}

"The quality of mercy is not strained; 
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven 
Upon the place beneath. 
It is twice blest- 
It blesseth him that gives, 
and him that takes."   
                         -Shakespeare

I used to be a thankful person.  Positive.  Aware of my blessings.  Enjoying simple things, but in tune with the bigger picture.  Slowly and without intention, I began to allow circumstances and the busyness of life to cloud my vision.

So, I'm trying something new, somewhat inspired by this author.  Mercies along the way is a place for me to begin reclaiming that piece of myself.  Every Monday you'll find me here, sharing bits of my life that I am finding joy in.
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1241. jackson presenting a portion of a speech at the veteran's day program. lots of practice.
1242. school with asrat going well.
1243. how cozy my home feels when it's snowing outside
1244. prettiness of snow. calm.
1245. leaf, pinecone and bark collections
1246. new mornings
1247. staying through a meeting. a good, redemptive meeting.
1248. first real snow. ezra and asrat's excitement.
1249. surprised by seeing and old friend at church with good, happy news.