Sometimes we have it and sometimes we don't. I know there are many days when I just feel way too overwhelmed to even think through my day. I function on automatic pilot and I feel terrible about it.
How can you wake up daily with perspective? Is it possible to get up in the morning, pull out a Bible (or whatever you need to inspire yourself), and focus on something else besides how utterly exhausted you you? I'm trying, but it doesn't always work.
Focusing on the little gifts of the day, not on the stresses.
Noticing the smiles and love of family, not the yelling and screaming when the children are fighting.
Enjoying unexpected skype calls from my husband teaching in another city. (He just wanted to see us before he went to class.)
Loving the sights and sounds of autumn. Aren't the autumn colors glorious?
I trying to figure out how to bring some of that fall glory inside the house.
Digging in the dirt. I bought a couple of plants this morning. I replanted them after lunch. There is something about getting my hands into the dirt that makes me feel connected to life, love, and God.
Reading. Opening the pages of the Bible, Jane Austen, parenting books. It's all food for thought that lets me reflect and think about my life.
Today, I have perspective. I am able to reflect and live thoughtfully.
I am able to enjoy the baby's laughter outside my door as I write this.
I am able to love life, my children, and my husband.
I am here enjoying and being thankful in His presence.
Do you have perspective today?
Virginia Hanslien is wife to one. Mom to three. Finder of all things lost. Lover of good books, period pieces, fine tea, and Jane Austen. Believer. Dreamer. Seeker of Light.
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