Miracles and Gratitude Day 14

When I was at my dad’s recently, I saw some Mindful cards my momma had bought one of us for Christmas. As I went through the cards, one in particular caught my eye.

It said:

“Put your hand on your heart and feel your own heartbeat.”

Say what?

That would mean slowing down enough to actually notice this amazing thing we have in our chests.

I tried it.

It instantly shifted my perspective on what a miracle a heart is and because of its work, what a miracle I am. We are.

My grateful list today is to offer somewhat of a ‘standing ovation’ to some parts of this body that keep me going, but tend to get taken for granted a bit. A ‘thank you’ so to speak.

Gratitude:

  • a heart that beats
  • eyes that see
  • ears that hear
  • liver that does many jobs
  • kidneys that flush
  • adrenals that handle hormones
  • brain that gives movements, memories, thoughts, and functioning
  • taste buds
  • nose that smells
  • skin that glows
  • hair that grows
  • lungs that breathe

Miracle photos:

My kitties

my kitty Coco, she’s a one year old
Coco’s foot
my kitty, Squealer
Squealer

Hope you have a great day!

Jessica

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** all writing and photographs are mine

Such a Beautiful Day

A trip around the yard this morning, shows it’s such a beautiful day.

the sun is shining
the sunflowers are blooming
the crepe myrtles are
wearing their Monday best

The kittens are awake and showing off all of their cuteness.

Millie on the left, Ruby on the right
Squealer in front, Blackjack in back
Millie and Squealer

Tonight some friends are coming over for a Mom’s Night Out- Swim and Chat. I fancied the name all up for social media, ha ha. Basically, friends are coming over and we’re going to talk, eat, and swim.

sunlight and circles on the pool this morning

I’m excited to see them. Some I haven’t seen in a couple months and one I haven’t seen in a couple years.

Life gets busy. Seems like everyone is doing their own things. Putting an evening on pause once in a while is good for the soul.

We’re having a potluck. I got stuff for yummy sandwiches, fruits and dip, a veggie tray, and my son and I are making a dessert made with graham crackers, pudding and whipped cream.

I already decided that I’m not going to do a lot of cleaning today or get in a huge frenzy about the house. Call it the grace of relaxing into life. Plus, I read an Erma Bombeck article recently, where she mentioned letting people come over even if the carpet was stained.

We don’t have carpet, but I get the point. Just invite them over, is what my heart says to do. No need to get stuck in the details of things being spotless and perfect.

Chances are, they’ll see all the beauty in this day like I see it, and won’t even notice the un-mopped floor. Ha ha!!

Thanks for being here. Hope your day is beautiful, too!

Jessica

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