Life lately

I feel guilty saying this as we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, but… life here in my tiny corner of the universe has been really good lately. It hasn’t been without its challenges (for example, I am currently out of work with no PTO to my name!), but I have found that I’m really enjoying this slower, simpler season of life.

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Baby strawberries!

Life lately has consisted of lots of baby snuggles, baking, gardening, long walks, and grilling out. I’ve been listening to new podcasts and re-reading favorite books. I’ve been getting to know our neighbors better and realizing just how much I love Winston-Salem. Most of all, I’ve been challenged to confront the idea that maybe I don’t need as much as I thought I did to live a fulfilling life.

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Chocolate chip cookie bars 🙂

I read a quote recently that I now have posted on our refrigerator:

“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”
-Charles Spurgeon-

How true is that?! I am finding a lot of joy in the here and now, despite technically having “less” in my life. It feels like such a gift to be content with this moment alone, and to take time to enjoy the abundance that God has given me during this unexpected season.

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