hello, hello, hello wordsters!!!
life has been a huge rollcoaster of chaos for myself and my family in the last 6 months. we have had some major changes, major shifts, some good, so not so good...all of it an opportunity to grow and learn...find strength and embrace love and the good people in our life.
in amongst all this i have felt surrounded...surrounded by love, surrounded by God, surround by little things and surrounded by beauty. that last one has been a tough one for me. i have carried a strong dislike for the province i live in since the day i moved here. this is not to say i haven't made multiple attempts to embrace and love it...but the fact is i just don't. i miss mild temperatures, the ocean and mountains...i miss flowers blooming in february. and i miss it daily, most especially in the winter when winter lasts 7 months!!
but maybe that is my test right now. to truly look around and appreciate all that i have in my life and in the current place i live. maybe our dreams of moving haven't come together because i haven't really recognized God's work in this place where the sky reaches out and on forever. i have been given an opportunity to live here. and rather then embrace it i have been looking for the fast track out of here. i am surrounded daily by incredible beauty here and it is amazing the happiness and peace that beauty can bring me when i truly look at it and believe in it...even in the face of "i dislike the province i live in". what are you surrounded by that brings you joy? happiness and peace? what has surrounded you to bring you through the darkness? what do you see surrounding you to make this moment, day, week, life the most amazing it possibly can be? share with us those things that surround you!
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