I have decided to look back over the moments in February that I am thankful for, instead of letting it feel like one big gross hard month. 🙂
This isn’t a list to show off things I’ve gotten to do. It’s a whispered thank you to the brave people and happy times who gave me the strength to try to keep laughing and crying and loving and praying. I didn’t do so very well at all, but I did try. ; )
These are some of the little things that gave me joy–
Dancing in the freezing rain.
Vanilla ice cream tastes even more amazing when eaten straight from the carton with plastic spoons from McDonald’s drive-through, while sitting in the back of a special van named Ellis with two buddies-in-crime during a cold wind.
I ate a tablespoon of frosting, just because.
Babysitting an ex-racehorse who boards in our backyard and throwing on jeans, tall boots, a huge sweatshirt, and a baseball cap when I had to feed him in the middle of a hail/mud storm.
Randomly laughing at a dear memory that popped into my head.
I started a new book of memories (aka, a journal), and also enjoyed reading over old entries and reminiscing (or cringing 😉✌).
Exclaiming over the rainbows coming through the windows at my friends’s house!
Reliving history with a special elderly friend, and the immense joy just one simple memory brought to her face.
Babysitting my nephews, and going “wheee!!!” together as the youngest and I swung. ❤
Getting to surprise my bff Maggie for her birthday!
The majestic, insane skies God gifted us with. ❤
The surprise picnic lunch at the park, that Paul planned, with just us sibs. 🙂
The horse’s heart-shaped blaze– God is so creative and artistic!
What specific moment recently are you thankful for? ~A