As the Mama, that choice is mine.
This year I am feeling great! This has definitely been my best winter in years and years and years. I am happy, energized, motivated, and inspired. I look forward to the things I do each day. I (like to think I) encourage the people around me. I can breathe, pause, love, rest, enjoy, and create. I am happy.
First-- grace. No matter how many things I might decide contribute to my "good" winter, I am certain that grace is the #1 player in this game. God is good, and I am so thankful for His help this winter. But I've also been more intentional in the ways that I "spend" my thoughts, words, time, and money this winter. Living with this purpose has given me the best winter yet. Here are the top three discoveries that have changed my winter:
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lilac Multi-Surface Cleaner has been my favorite scent of the season. It brings springtime into my home. I seriously love cleaning the counters with this stuff. I just close my eyes and pretend I have a beautiful, fragrant lilac bush outside of my kitchen window that overlooks a rose garden and bubbling brook.
The last change I've made this year is being more mindful of how I spend my time. I've found a balance of fulfilling work and purposeful leisure and rest has helped me keep my emotions and thoughts in check. When I'm at work, I work really hard and pour my heart into what I do. I'm also taking a few graduate classes that are keeping me inspired and passionate.
So let me know... what is enriching your life right now?