This morning I woke up early, came downstairs with intentions to write, and was pleasantly surprised when my husband walked downstairs as well. While our three kids slept, we chatted over coffee. Actually he chatted – a rare occurrence and one of my favorite ways to spend the quiet hours of the morning.
Love brings us through many challenges and difficult times in life. But it doesn’t go it alone. Love’s sidekick “Laughter” takes a back seat but wow, talk about wind beneath wings. A laugh can brighten a mood, cheer up a room, even push out a tear or two. Most importantly, laughing makes you smile. It’s pretty hard not to smile when you are laughing. (I know several silly readers are now trying to laugh without smiling!)
I have at least a million reasons to smile. So that’s what I’m doing. Smiling because of and with… my kids, my husband, my family, my friends, my memories.
I had the most amazing pomegranate the other day… I recalled this short post from January 24, 2013:
I love pomegranates. Every time I start to peel one I think of my mom. We used to eat them together. And I remember how cool I thought it was that every time you pulled another layer off there were more seeds! As a child, it seems never ending and was super fun to eat. 🙂
Just like life. After each layer, there are more seeds. After each chapter, there are more words. After each challenge, there are more obstacles. Such is life, best to just go with it.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.“ – Lao Tzu
Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas. If times are tough right now, I wish for you peace and strength to find the joy in all the love and laughter that surrounds you.