Practicing contentment by remembering the graces of the week and practicing gratitude by giving.
This has been a week in which the silver lining has just obliterated the clouds that have tried to come our way. A crunched car door has resulted in a super speedy insurance payout. A dead washer has resulted in an early Christmas/Birthday present for Handyman and me, leaving our money in the savings account for when the next major appliance decides to go off to the Great Recycling Center.
I think I may have mentioned before how much I adore Christmas lights. I had an after-dark drive home last night and there were Christmas lights all over the country-side drive between a neighboring town and home. I see a glow ahead and turn a corner to see a house all lit up with little twinkling lights. Sometimes white, sometimes multi-colored but always brightening the dark evening sky. Love it!
I had a peaceful, early morning on Friday. Usually I sleep in until GBaby wakes up and then stay up later after she goes to bed to get stuff done. Friday, I woke up early and couldn't go back to sleep. So I had some alone-baking-time, and quiet work/blog/organize my world time in front of the fireplace before the rest of the house woke up. As nice as it was, I know myself and to enjoy it when my body wakes me up for it - it's never as fun when I try to wake myself up early to get a jump on things.
I've found myself in a rather lackadaisical state this week. While that can also be read as "unmotivated", it's been a pretty relaxing/go-with-it type of week. I think it's going to hit me in about 48 hours that Christmas is less than two weeks away and I have gifts to ship and cards to get in the mail and baking ... and... and... But for now - eh, whatever.
May you escape to a lackadaisical moment in the coming week, and appreciate the fun, lights and family as we approach Christmas!
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light.” (James 1:16 -The Message) May the light of the Father brighten your week!