Tonight's sunset. It was truly glorious, but I was driving and missed photographing the best part.
Since I've begun to notice and look for things I want, and things I want to see, my whole outlook has become lighter. I do catch myself ruminating on things I don't like; but then I try to turn it around and find a better feeling thought.
The getting home from work, dinner, homework routine, all with my Mom in town, is way, way less stressful than it used to be. I'm finding myself enjoying the kids more. (When I'm not trying to get them to go along with the nightly routines; then I'm back to annoyance. Something to work on.)
Last night I was driving the kids to their Dad's, and instead of thinking about how tired I was or how I could hardly wait to get a quiet couple of hours, I felt an amazing sense of peace, contentment and love for them and for the moment at hand. I want those moments all the time.
I'm certain I'm in the right track.
Now, bedtime. I spent way too long outside walking the dog and smelling the night-jasmine blooming. Spring is here! It was a beautiful night. I hope wherever you are, you have the opportunity to literally stop and smell the roses too. One of the simple, but most pleasant of easy pleasures.