Even though the joy and good are surrounding me, sometimes I have a hard time seeing them. As much as I wish I was one of those always-wearing-rose-colored-glasses-and-life-is-all-rainbow-and-unicorns type girl, I am not. I get so easily frustrated and overwhelmed and angered by the sad and bad and yucky of the world that it is sometimes hard to see anything else. It can be so difficult to see the good even though my life is filled with all good.
Which is why I am taking this opportunity to participate in Good Thing Thursday to find and appreciate one of the many good things I have going on. It may not be life-altering or world-changing. It may not be the love and peace and compassion I'd like to see in the world. But it's Good, all the same.
Last weekend we went camping with my husband's family. Now, I'm not exactly an outdoorsy girl, but I don't want to miss out on family time, especially since this was Paige's first experience. So we stuffed our car full of fishing poles, sleeping bags, and hot dogs and ventured to the great outdoors. The rain and mosquitoes were my least favorite (shocking, I know), but there were a lot of favorites. Here are a few:
And of course the best, s'mores.
Here's to noticing and appreciating all the Good Things.