November 23, 2015

THE FIRST SNOW

Saturday was such a beautiful day!

The snow flew for the first time and dusted everything to make it look like a winter wonderland. It didn't stick around too long because of the sun coming out later in the day, but it sure was magical.


I stood looking out the laundry/mudroom window staring at god's creations and how different are lives are now. We went from high 80s in November to snow in the air...sure is somethin'...


Life can be so dramatically different if you have the courage to act on it and I've been really mustering up the courage to do so. 

One of the definitions of courage is: The ability to do something that frightens one.

It's easy to stay safe, not put yourself out there, don't do something because it will make you feel vulnerable or judged...but that is where the magic happens! 


Doing something that scares you teaches you some of the biggest lessons in life. Even if you fail or succeed, you tried and you hopefully learned from it.

Life out here is hard, it's challenging, it's relentless and sometimes I catch myself crying in the car because I'm just plain exhausted on all fronts. 

Pushing yourself to the limits mentally, physically and emotionally is a strange animal. Your mind will tell you to quit 9 times out of 10, but it's amazing when you just keep going and the satisfaction you get when you keep pushing. 


We all have our plates full! All of our responsibilities have grown since the California dairy is completely closed down now, that has contributed to my lack of posts here lately and I'm trying to bridge the gap between the two and still fulfilling my creativity, my responsibilities as a mother and extra hand.


I feel like this past week really helped me get on top of things that have been weighing me down, partly because my Mom was here and we tackled a lot of things that needed to be done to help me and for the dairy on the business front.

It amazing how Moms can just swoop in, add a helping hand and make everything feel much more do able. 


I have fell guilty (recently) of being dragged down by a to-do list and not seeing past it. I read something over the weekend that really resonated with me and I wanted to share! It's being grateful for what's on your to-do list instead of looking at it with frustration, 

Grateful For...

1. House to Clean = Safe Place to Live.

2. Laundry = Clothes we're able to wear.

3. Dishes to wash = Food we had to eat.

4. Crumbs under the table = Family meals.

5. Constant Grocery Shopping = We have $ to provide for us.

6. Bathrooms to Clean = Indoor plumbing.

7. Lots of Noise = people and family in my life.

8. Sore and tired = I'm still alive!



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