Do you ever just wander around your kitchen looking out the windows feeling lucky and inspired? This morning as I was washing my coffee pot looking into my back yard, the trees were red and orange, the wind was blowing, my chimes were making the sweetest sounds, and I just felt lucky to be here in my home. It is such a blessing to not have to rush out the door, drop the kids at day care, and be at some office all day. I think the opportunity to be an at home mom is a great gig. I think often we get caught up and fed up with the day to day monotony and aggrevation. The kids can drive us crazy, and the house can be a mess. But as I sit here in my fluffly slippers wearing my comfy pajamas and drinking my coffee, I feel grateful. I also feel deep gratitude to all of the men and women who have made this possible for me. Every day I think about the military and their families. How their sacrifice since the beginning of this country has allowed me this gift of freedom. And I love my husband for working hard and believing in the same old fashioned morals and values that I do. Am I a lucky gal. I think so. I know you all are too.
And as we get closer to Thanksgiving, lets kick off our reason for gratitude. This Christmas season full of shopping and glitz, will not go without our humble belief in all that is good and GOD.
Join with me to bring back the old fashioned Christmas. Spread good cheer. Give your time and your attention. And lets show corporate and political America that it isn’t the sale, the store, or the policy that moves us. It’s traditional family values, home grown goodness, and faith in GOD, that moves us.
So what can we do to inspire others in our family, community and our country this holiday season?
I’m trying to keep the words simple and special in mind as I plan our holiday celebrations. Simple will help keep me sane and special makes the holidays memorable and treasured for years to come.