This last week was a real doozy. I won't go into details.
I'm training myself to be content in every situation. Something that helps me do that is to focus each day and find the best parts of them, even while the bad stuff is currently happening.
On really bad days, there are still things to be thankful for.
So this week, I'm sharing some of my favorite positive highlights:
An Evening with Addie
My friend and her husband asked me to babysit their daughters while they went out for my friend's birthday. I was so happy to be able to watch the girls. The baby was already in bed when I got there, but I got to spend a couple of hours with their 2-1/2 year old. She is amazing!! We ate dinner together and she was the cleanest eater I have ever seen! After she finished her meal, she asked for a wet towel to wash her hands. My heart melted when she daintily patted her mouth with the cloth. Next, she wanted to dance (be still my heart) and then she read to me for quite some time...A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! When it was time for her to go to bed she said, "Ok" and went to sleep with no fuss. Seriously, amazing.
$2 Bowling Nights!
My friend, Amanda Eshelman, took this photo and I just love it.
A group of us meet up and bowl for only $2 a game!
Gotta love that price!! I look forward to those nights every week.
Our dog, Koda, passed all of the tests to become a Canine Comfort, and he was also officially registered as a service dog!
He spent a half hour at a nursing home, with Paws to Heal, bringing smiles to the residents there. One woman had her molars removed the day before and was missing her family. She told me that we "literally made her day!"
A few hours later we went to one of the elementary schools with Paws to Read. The kids loved reading to him!! And he did such a great job! So proud of our boy!
This one is bitter-sweet. My husband and I visit our baby girl on the third day of each month with a pink rose. Despite the heartache, here's why it made my list of positives:
1) We have a daughter in Heaven that we will meet again one day.
2) I'm so thankful for my in-laws finding the cemetery where we decided to place Dailee. It's a beautiful and private place. It's close to our home and we can visit her whenever we want to.
4) I love my husband very much and, on the 3rd of each month, my love for him grows!
5) The love and support we get from friends and family is incredible.
I hope you're able to stop and think of the positives throughout your day as well.
THANKS FOR READING!!