However, today there is LOTS of snow and sunshine so I HAD to take some time to go for a drive in "Awesome Black" (my youngest named our car) and snap a few pictures after my lil fella went to school.
I am not ungrateful very often, distracted by my circumstances lately.
The pain in my heart hasn't gone away, the boot on my foot from a wrecked ankle this week is still here (as well as the ache of grumpy ligaments and tendons), my giant booty isn't shrinking at the rate I'd like it to (slower now with a bum leg), and several other things I won't mention continue to challenge me.
HOWEVER, at the end of this mental health moment I must say:
I found JOY!
The bubble up from the bottom of the deep well of my life, JOY is there. Smiling in the sunshine, soaking up the beauty of the day, and soon to be hobbling around my kitchen making and decorating cupcakes for my Snowmometer making boy who happily settled for a small simple party after our crazy week.
There is blessing, peace and JOY to be found in every day.
I'm getting even better at finding ALL to be had!
May your weekend be filled with JOY! (No matter who wins the Super Bowl!)