Giving Thanks: Delight
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Simplicity

I used to run right by it, before I was a Mom. Simplicity, the beauty of the simple things in the moment.

My standard pace was more of an easy run than a walk, easy to achieve with long legs that allow for leaping steps. And sometimes when my husband and I are out alone ( a sitter at home with the kids, the clock ticking) I return to this habit, when it is just he and I ."  Slow down " he tells me. " We aren't in a hurry"  he reminds me.

When Zoe began her preschool years, we started taking her walker everywhere and I learned not to ever hurry, it was unfair to rush her, so I learned to slow down even more to her speed. I would call out the flowers on the path as we passed them by, I learned to  listen to the songs of the birds in our desert. 

From our life I have gained perspective, and embraced simplicity.

The simple things, like opening the doors to our patio at Sunday dinner, because finally, the desert is cooling off. 

 

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The simple things, like bringing the family together to give thanks for one thing at a time, one day at a time. 

 

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The simple things, like taking the time to share something special with my teen girl, the nightly exchange of a gratitude journal, sharing a few things we are both thankful for each day. 

 

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One of life's most simple pleasures.. spending time with the people you love. 

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