Oh hey there, Friday! It’s good to see you again!
What a great week it’s been, y’all. On Wednesday we experienced our first (and probably our last) snow in South Carolina. Most of the town shut down and my sweet husband was able to stay home from work. Cue lots of snuggles, hot cocoa and Netflix marathons!
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It was such an unexpected treat to be forced to slow down in the middle of the week, taking a moment to refocus on what matters most. I’m one of those people who easily gets caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, so moments of stillness are few and far between. This year, I’ve set a goal to intentionally make more time for myself and my family. This means more time spent with my husband not discussing work or staring at an electronic screen of some sort. And y’all, it’s been amazing so far!
Our little snow day gave us the opportunity to introduce my office assistant, Rascal, to his first real snow. This Texas pup was overjoyed with the stuff! We spent most of the morning watching him tear through the yard, literally leaping for joy and leaving big paw prints behind him. Afterwards, we drank hot cocoa with an extra heaping of marshmallows and laughed over the snowy tracks our pup dragged inside. All those sweet little moments added up so perfectly in my mind to remind me that I am so blessed.
I think some of us tend to overuse the term “blessed”, forgetting that the blessings in our lives don’t have to be grandiose to be powerful. Or we’re guilty of throwing it around too lightly, labeling little everyday conveniences as blessings (Tom Harverford from NBC’s Parks & Rec, anyone? #blessed). In the middle of a snowy winter day, my heart was overflowing with the simple blessings of a roof over my head, a working heater, warm beverages and my sweet little family. Each and every one of these blessings are things I do not deserve and because of that, I am even more grateful for them.
As we leave our offices this afternoon and start another weekend, I encourage you to take a moment to think about how truly blessed you are. Your blessings may be so bountiful that they smack you right in the face, or they may be softspoken, small things that you have to search for. But I promise you they’re there and they are so worth giving thanks for.
Happy weekend, friends!