It’s the third month of ‘Five Things Friday‘ on the blog today!
Once a month, on the fourth Friday, I talk about five things that are bringing me joy. It’s a great way to count my blessings and practice a little bit of optimism in a pessimistic world. It does my heart so much good to focus on what is making me smile and getting me through my days. Because let’s be honest, some days are harder than others and finding those little joys in life can make all the difference!
Here are my October 5!
Some days when we are out there working I get caught up in the hundreds of hours of work that need to be done. Like cleaning up the massive piles of trees pictured above.
But other times I quiet myself and take a look around. I find a hidden treasure, I listen to the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves. Lord knows how much I have missed that sound. And even though deep down I know there will be days that I am completely over it, I still feel joy.
I know Halloween is supposed to lead up to the Thanksgiving celebrations but for me it always feels like I can
officially publicly embrace my excitement for Christmas. So to say I am a little excited for the upcoming festivities, and the arrival of November, may be putting it lightly.
I have been reminiscing over past Halloweens this week. My girls have grown so much over the past year but they are still very much the same.
Baking ALL The Pumpkin Things
If you have been around here over the past month you may have noticed that Tuesdays have turned into Pumpkin Tuesdays. I have been busy, busy, busy, sharing all kinds of pumpkin treats with you and that has brought me joy in more ways than one.
#1 I LOVE pumpkin foods.
#2 I LOVE to share recipes. I really should make that more of a habit around here.
Running Half Marathons
I never imagined being at a point in my life that I would run 13.1+ miles just for “fun”, but here I am. Over the past month I’ve ran 3 training runs that were all over 13.1 miles and I have to say, I don’t hate it. Where I am feeling done with the training process, the runs themselves have been pretty enjoyable. Only 23 days until Marathon time!
Girl Mom Life
I’ve embraced girl mom life more and more as my girls have grown and I think my love for it may be at an all time high. My girls are fiercely loyal to me and I have to admit I kind of love it. These are the times to forge the bonds so that they will last through the years. I can’t imagine my life any other way.
Just the other day I was talking to Emily and I said “I think you might just love me more than anyone else does kiddo.” To which she replied “Except God! He loves you even more!” And my heart burst and broke into about one billion pieces. Little moments like those are the ones I never want to forget.
So, what’s bringing you joy?
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