On the days when all I can see is the routine right in front of me and I start to feel unthankful, I stop for a moment, take a breath and imagine I'm looking into my life from the outside. What if I was not me? How would I view this life I live? If I could watch from the outside, I think I would see a beautiful, healthy, growing family. I would see kids with huge potential who hang on every word that comes from me. If I could watch from the outside, I would maybe tell myself not to worry so much, because it's a waste of energy - instead, to spend that energy praying for these incredible children as they grow. I would see that, yes, there's a mess of toys and unmade beds, but really the kids do not notice and they won't remember. I would probably tell myself to snuggle while they still want to. I would probably tell myself that decorating the home is more than what's on the walls, it's what's in the air - the atmosphere - that makes it a peaceful place to be.
And now I'm going to go think of this a bit more and be thankful for how blessed I am.
If you could watch your life from the outside, what would you see? What would you tell yourself?