This photo has nothing to do with today, but since my camera had no batteries, I declared it would do!
I decided to write a reclaimed, simple sunday post today, not because I felt relaxed (my arthritis is so so terrible right now, it hurts to walk (today was so bad I was hobbling!) and my wrists and fingers are so stiff I’ve had to give up knitting), but because I’m trying desperately to focus on the small things. I want to remember some good little things today, not the anxiety or wicked pain I felt, but the little tender beautiful pauses I want to focus my lens on. So today, I’m thankful for…
:: The black bean and salsa soup, grilled asparagus and barley dish in my fridge – meals this week should be easier!
:: The piffling biscuits on the counter – a recipe from my mum, oh so far away!
:: My daughter riding her bike – overcoming such fear and persisting! If only I could learn life skills from her!
:: My son’s new job as family dish washer! I’ve never had quite so many broken dishes, but he is proud of himself and once a day I get a break
:: A friend of mine who splits her time between the UK and Africa, has begun calling each Sunday afternoon. A reminder to breathe. Encouragement. Laughter. Joy
:: An afternoon swim with my children – for 40 minutes my body didn’t hurt and we all had a great time!
:: A fun game of scrabble with hot chocolate
:: Hearing my son read a new book! It was hard work, but he is getting there!
:: Quiet time this afternoon, my son cuddled up in his bed with a book, my daughter sitting on a chair reading Charlotte’s Web to me. I read the same book at her age; she has come so far!
:: Deciding the consequence for constant bickering would be that my children had to tell each other 3 things they love about the other person. Oh it was delightful to hear!
Reflecting back, despite the pain and a few stressful moments, there were many beautiful moments. I am blessed indeed!
I hope your Sunday was relaxed, restful and joy-filled.