Image taken from SarahJaneStudios Etsy Shop. (I would like to own every print of hers. Every single one.)
I'm not aspiring to be a daily blogger (though I would love to be so disciplined and creative), I just have a lot on my mind (and my children are providing me with a lot of blogworthy material lately).
I'm not very good at New Year's resolutions; I get excited about goal setting in January, but usually lose my momentum by about Valentine's Day. This year I'm trying something a little different; monthly resolutions -- little goals or states of being that I'm trying to be more mindful of for a month at a time. My hope is that after a month of focus, a little more of the virtue or habit will be present than before, even if complete mastery has not occurred. We'll see how it goes. For January, my resolution was to express more gratitude. The expression took various forms (could/should have done more), but the goal was always present somewhere in my mind. And it was just the right amount of time for someone so prone to distraction as myself.
Anyway, as you may have gathered, I've been thinking a lot about this silly blog of mine lately -- why I do it, what I get from it, the time I devote to it, blah, blah, blah...it's absurd, really. I mean, just have a blog, post things and be done with it, right? Yes. Except it can't be that simple for me. I don't know why I am compelled to analyze and contemplate such simple things to the extent that I do.
My weirdness is no secret.
The point is that last night I was laying in bed and apparently there was a bit of grateful-mindedness lingering from January's efforts (good thing seeing as how it's only the third day of February), and I thought, "I'm really thankful for the people who read my blog and I don't think I've ever told them." What a lovely little community of support I have here. I've received so many encouraging, (overly) kind, thought-provoking, helpful, loving comments. So, in the spirit of appreciation-sharing...