Two things I am Grateful For:
1) My Husband. I know I said this the other day, but he is something I find reasons to be grateful for everyday. He is totally a-MAZ-ing! I love that man!
2) My children! They are amazing too!
From the Camera:
From the Heart:
In keeping with out theme of random acts of kindness here is another idea....
From the Kitchen:
Santa Hat Party Mix
From the Spirit
Quoted by Thomas Monson, 2012
I am the Christmas Spirit—
I enter the home of poverty, causing pale faced children to open their eyes wide, in pleased wonder.
I cause the miser’s clutched hand to relax and thus paint a bright spot on his soul.
I cause the aged to renew their youth and to laugh in the old glad way.
I keep romance alive in the heart of childhood, and brighten sleep with dreams woven of magic.
I cause eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind hearts amazed at the goodness of the world.
I cause the prodigal to pause a moment on his wild, wasteful way and send to anxious love some little token that releases glad tears—tears which wash away the hard lines of sorrow.
I enter dark prison cells, reminding scarred manhood of what might have been and pointing forward to good days yet to be.
I come softly into the still, white home of pain, and lips that are too weak to speak just tremble in silent, eloquent gratitude.
In a thousand ways, I cause the weary world to look up into the face of God, and for a little moment forget the things that are small and wretched.
I am the Christmas Spirit.
E. C. Baird
From the Schmidt's:
Friday was a ROUGH day all around for all 6 of us, in more ways that we care to admit, and in ways we never dreamed of. That's about all I care to say about yesterday. The residuals of the day will keep on playing out for several days to come that I a positive of. The "gift" that keeps on giving. So frustrating! Enough about that.
This morning I ran one errand. That's about all I am good for. That errand would have waited, but it had to be done. Thank goodness it was super quick! The boys are putting up the Christmas lights. Yeah! After that I wanted to be cleaning. Nothing too crazy. A few dishes, some straightening up, a little dusting, a little sweeping and vacuuming.....but, I don't feel up to it. Still not feeling well.
I wish I could say we had more exciting things on the list to do today, but we really don't. We might go to the boutique Danielle has a booth at today, but we will see. The rest of the day we will just take it one step at a time and go with the flow.