The last few years, I have done a "Month of Thanks" on the blog. Beginning on November 1, and leading up to Thanksgiving (or through the whole month), I focus on one thing that I am grateful for.
Today, I am thankful for peaceful moments with my family. Yesterday afternoon, we went on a family walk to the mailbox. On our way back, we stopped at the playground. It was a beautiful sunshiney day, warm and breezey. Sitting on the bench in the sun, listening to the leaves fall, and watching Jake and Tim playing on the slides... my heart was at peace. I am grateful for those quiet moments of clarity when I get a better glimpse at the real joys in life and the things that matter the most.