Confession time: My tree is still bare.
Also, and much worse, I'm guilty of only haphazardly noting my sweet!s this week. The days just melted into each other. I jotted a few on random pieces of paper around the house, but most never got past the good intentions stage and the memory is gone.
Why is it that simple little joys are so easily taken for granted and forgotten?
But I've managed to dredge my memory and have come up with a few. I hope you're doing a better job than I am! In times like these, marred with tragedy and sadness, I believe the sweet! moments in our life are truly gifts, acting as lights in the darkness, helping us move forward.
Monday: finally creating a Facebook page for your photography website
Tuesday: watching a documentary about the survivors of the Dust Bowl with high school students, and being inspired by the survivors' resilience and hope; a piece of your genealogy puzzle slipped into place, thanks to a cousin's research
Wednesday: fitting in a morning walk with your frisky puppies before work
Thursday: frosty mornings; wood-burning stoves; a full day to work on your book
Friday: bumping into friends at the grocery store; picking out toys for your church Giving Tree; joining with your nation in prayer after a tragedy
Saturday: feeling better after two weeks with a cold; wrapping presents; small Christmas parties with friends
Sunday: wearing a goofy Santa hat; the magic of Christmas glowing on children's faces when they talk to Santa; traveling to Middle Earth with your kids, via the Hobbit movie; Austin's 6th street at dusk in December; writing groups
This week I'll submit 10 pages of my book to be critiqued for February's conference... I'm going to experience Austin's Trail of Lights for the first time... my tree will get decorated... and I'll keep track of the sweet! moments that light up my life.
Whatever the week holds for you, don't forget to breathe and pay attention. Here's to brighter days for all of us!