It is so easy to look around at our life and think "This isn't what I signed up for" or "How did I get here?"
We look at our big plans. We look at our facebook feed. We look at our favorite blogs. We wondered what happened. We wonder why we don't have the life we so desperately want when every one else makes it look so easy.
The funny thing is, I think if most of us slowed down and looked around we would realize that we are in fact living the life we wanted. Our lives, for the most part, aren't that different from the blogs we drool over. We bake, we take walks, we go for ice cream, we do special activities with our kids. The difference between our lives and the lives of the people on the other side of the glowing screen and polished blogs is documenting. The ONLY way that "other" woman is different from us is that she taking the time to notice, document, and dwell on the little moments. She takes time to make much the life's small celebrations.
Like ice cream for dinner on a hot Thursday night.
Baby's in diapers on hand-made quilts.
A big jar of pop beads.
A baby dedication.
The first watermelon of the season (even if it is a bit early).
Hot dog fingers.
So here is to noticing my life more. Lifting up prayers of gratitude for simple moments. And capturing the beauty in the mundane.