Sunday, October 09, 2011
My Living Room
One day I will get my living room back.
Whatever that may mean.
We don't have a family room like I always wished for.
Instead we have a living room allowing all the noise in it to be heard throughout the whole house.
We have a living room with tons of throw pillows that never seem to stay on the sofas.
A living room full of laughter and jokes, conversation overheard and first words.
I have tried for several years now to record in my thankful journal all the things I am thankful for. The book A Thousand Gifts is a good read about the art and perspective of giving thanks.
I've never really typed that list here, parts of the list sit on papers crammed in a notebook and still a part is engraved in my phones "notebook".
Perhaps, if time and my brain allows, I will record more on this small space I occupy on the web.
Today I am thankful for...
1. A living room filled with boys playing video games
2. and little girl toys
3. a full recycling container
4. wind in the trees reminding me of unseen mystery
5. a heart missing family because my heart has family to miss
6. the smell of fall and maple butter candles
So what are you thankful for and what characteristics does your living room have?