Friday, March 29, 2013

The sun comes up behind my house every morning.  The bright hues of orange, red and fuschia are a fantastic explosion of energy to begin my day...when I notice it.  But, truth be told, I don't enjoy this beautous sight every day.  I only notice it once in a while, and on those occasions I ask myself "Why don't I notice this more often?"  I think that there are many instances where the good things happen every day and yet I am moving so quickly that I don't see them.  The little things that make life amazing are all around me and happen more frequently than I take them in.  Just like my desire to observe the sunrise more often, I want to take in the beauty and enjoy the little things all around me so much more than I do.  

You would have thought that the calendar stole more than just an hour form us a couple of weeks ago .  Its taken all of us more than two weeks to recover form Mr. Daylight Savings.  For a whole seven days we walked aorund in stupor-like fashion, complaining of being SOOOOO tired and having our attitudes reflect as much.

In those few weeks we performed in the talent show, we tried out for highschool dance/pom team (and MADE IT!), we aced spelling tests, we sang in a voice recital, we rocked it out at soccer practice and socred big at volleyball practice, we even celebrated getting our braces taken off!!  Even in our "exhausted" states, we kept living each day to the fullest!!   Nothings going to keep this family down!

We spent a week recovering from our time trauma enjoying Spring Break on vacation in Moab, Utah and have now come home refreshed.  Now, we are enjoying the longer and warmer days as we move our little selves in to spring.

There are a few delicate flowers peeping their heads up through the dead grass and left over snow, the trees are beginning to brag with buds on their branches.  The promise of spring is coming to fulfillment.
As the sun rises each morning, I'm ready to embrace the hours and moments that make up the days.  The colors might not always reflect vivd brightness, but even in the more subdued shades, I know that I will find beauty.