This morning while my littlest was curled up on the couch with a warm blanket I slipped out to the porch with a hot mug of tea and my husband’s coziest oversized sweater and was immediately met with a cold rush of air on my face.
It was colder than the mornings before; evident in the icy layer of frost that was covering every square inch of this quiet farm. I carried my camera around and snapped a few photos to document nature’s beauty.
Frost kissed grass, flowers, bird feeders and old cracked windows that might only be able to weather one more winter before being needing to be replaced with another old chippy window I’ll find in a pile in the barn.
By noon the frost will be melted in the sunshine and the dragonflies will dart around the dried out bee balm in the greenhouse.
The cat will undoubtedly drop another “present” off on the porch, the dogs will spend the day laying on the sun soaked wood floors, my neighbor will offer me a gentle smile while she hugs my children and I’ll have spent my day kissing away owies, wiping runny noses, washing yet another sink full of dishes, and hearing my children laugh as they trample through one of my many piles of raked pine needles.
Today I’m thankful for:
- my neighbor dropping off a homemade banana bread
- a good for your soul conversation with my mom on the phone
- the view of golden leaves dancing above my red barn through the living room window
- a cat that mouses (good job, kitty)
- listening and following my heart
- receiving extra hugs and kisses at the bus stop today
- loving, patient teachers
Here’s to finding joy in the simple things.0