Visit me at my new blog Sweet Violet Photography

Sunday, August 28, 2011

gratitude

 I was outside with my boys (I never get tired of saying that... my boys... ) the other day and because our psycho sprinkler system had turned on that morning (even though it's set to go on at an entirely different time of day) there were all of these drops of water in the grass. It sucks for playing in but visually it's stunning. The sunlight reflected off the individual drops of water like a million diamonds in the grass... I knew I couldn't let the moment go by without trying to capture at least one tiny bit of it with my camera. Posting this photo I'd like to also take a moment to say how happy I am right now. In between the moments of self-doubting and exhaustion and whatever other misc. crap happens to come my way, I'm really truly happy.

I'm happy because I choose gratitude over self-pity and complaining and worry... and here are a few things I'm grateful for today

early morning little-girl snuggles
exuberant greetings from my little man
the smell of my newborn son
a few days of peace(ish) with my oldest
an uninterrupted yoga practice
a visit from my grandparents
mint oreos


10 comments:

Mira said...

you really do have a lot to be grateful for! :) ...from a baby boy to grandparents! :) and uninterrupted yoga practice! :)
have a great day!

Mommy of KraftyGang kids said...

such a great shot! :) So glad you are happy :)

Heidi said...

What a wonderful post to read and it inspires me to choose gratitude in those moments of stress/overwhelmingness, etc.. So nice to hear that things are going so well!

alicia said...

A great reminder to appreciate the little things. Thanks!

Jodi said...

This was a beautiful post.

Such a lovely picture as well!

So wonderful to hear you are happy :)

blue elephant photography said...

awwww ♥ i'm so happy for you! and that you are happy and grateful for where you are :) i'm sure there are bittersweet times in the journey but it always end up where you are meant to be! happy sunday!

Kim said...

How wonderful! It is so nice to remember how grateful we are during any time.

deb duty said...

Such a sweet list and a lovely photo!

Ray said...

Gorgeous shot!
Yum... mint oreos. :)

Branson said...

This photo is beautiful, Faith! And a lovely reflection to go with it :)