Every single day I bundle up, pull on my tall boots, and put on my work gloves. I race outside in the chilly early morning light with a saucepan of boiling water, my log carrier, and kitchen scraps. It's chore time! Chickens need their water thawed, the fire needs tending, and the compost is situated on the way. During the week, it's a scramble. I literally am running to the barn with hot water sloshing so that I can get back up to the house to make breakfasts, lunches and all of the other details that happen on school days. I always enjoy it, hustle and all, but never get to savor it until the end of the day- when I repeat the process (minus the compost), but with a little bit more time.
But weekends are different... the chickens patiently wait as I take my time.
When I slow down like this, I often find surprising little presents. Yesterday, there were diamonds dancing in the snow!
On the return walk, I gathered up the beauty, the stillness, and the sunshine (along with my firewood) to bring inside. Documenting these little everyday moments always reminds me of how fortunate I am. Clearly, that's a good thing. So, if there's something that you do regularly each day (or week) that brings you a bit of pleasure... grab your camera. Capture it all through the lens of gratitude.
Have a great start to your week!