November 1, 2012

This One Simple Life

Measuring cups that my eldest and I painted together.

A friend and I were catching up the other day. After listening to a long spill from me, she commented on how lucky I was. Completely taken aback I asked, "Me?" She continued by pointing out the hidden beauty in the story I'd told. I went home that day soaking in her words and feeling aware. There is so much good in life that I overlook--family who love me, friends who reach out, and simple beauty in my surroundings. I forget to appreciate it.

I don't want this one simple life to pass me by unnoticed.

I'm setting aside the month of November to zoom in on what I usually overlook. I'm taking a month to notice and be grateful. I hope you'll journey with me and maybe we'll end up on the other side, seeing more clearly the treasure in our one simple life.

10 comments :

  1. Love those cups-so colorful! Really like the idea of focusing in on the small, often overlooked blessings of life. xo

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    1. Thanks, I'm kind of obsessed with bright colors. :) Thank you for your thoughts.

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  2. LOVE this and I am looking forward to reading!!!

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  3. LOVE your measuring cups
    I keep a gratitude journal it really helps me to focus on how blessed I am and take notice of notice those good things around me :) you may visit it here http://howilovetheeletmecounttheways.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh Catherine
    i love this
    what a beautiful way to enter November...
    very inspiring!

    love and light

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    1. Thank you, Cat. I'm looking forward to it!

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  5. I love those special measuring cups. I would love to take my kiddos to the pottery store for an afternoon of painting. :) Such a special sentiment, too.

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    1. I still have a figurine my eldest painted when she was five that I keep on the mantle. :)

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