Thanksgiving felt so wonderful this year, and I had such a lovely time hosting our families for the holiday.
I took a walk this afternoon and had time to clear my head from the stress of the day. The sky was almost like winter, setting a cool overcast tone over everything and making the afternoon feel so much more still because of it. I snapped this photo as I walked, hoping to capture how beautiful and restorative it was. I want to hold onto this feeling heading into December when life gets even busier and more stressful.
These last several days I have been thankful for:
21: fresh air, fall leaves, and the freedom to take a walking break during my workday
22: the true abundance we have in our lives – we are so fortunate to have everything we need and most of what we want
23: spending Thanksgiving with our families
24: Christmas tree smell!
25: twinkle lights
26: lazy Sunday tree decorating, a sleeping baby in my arms, and a fire in the fireplace
27: our cat, Spencer, whose purrs are the best antidote to a busy Monday
28: the sweetness of babies – Finn was nursing and Dave sitting next to me on our bed tonight, and several times Finn sat up and crawled over to Dave just to give him hugs
29: my sister and brother – for being themselves- for being kind and funny and just the best
30: for taking time away from the workday to walk, get fresh air, clear my head, and enjoy some late afternoon stillness – my heart needed that soft overcast sky and that peace only a late afternoon in the fall can bring
Most of all I’m thankful for taking the time to reflect at the end of each day and share my appreciate and gratitude for the good things in my life.