“Each day it feels like nothing has changed, but when we look back everything is different.” –Unknown
Its funny how as the year passes, at times quickly and others slowly, it seems like nothing in our life is different. But if you really take the time and think about where you were one year ago, nothing is the same. I often forget all that has gone on in the last year–the adventures, the lessons, the laughs, tears, and memories; I am so thankful I take a lot of random pictures! And keep a gratitude journal. I don’t read what I’ve written until the end of the year and it is really amazing to re-live the days and reflect on what brought me joy. 2014 was quite a year!
Babies were born that fill my life with snuggles;
Health became more of a priority (and I like it!);
Adventures were had across the country (Kentucky, Hawaii, Silver Lake, Pismo);
Nieces and nephews grew before my very eyes into amazing little people;
Beauty was seen in things big and small (the colors of the sky, the smell of summer rain and hot coffee);
Books were read that made me smile, relax, think and get motivated;
Challenges were faced (remember Challenge-tember?);
Disappointments served as lessons learned;
And Jesus poured out grace upon grace, love upon love, and mercy upon mercy until my cup overflowed.
My days, my life, and especially my heart are very different than they were 365 days ago and for that I am so very thankful.