This week the CdLS-KIDS Blog Challenge is to list our simple pleasures in life.
- Reading the paper on a Sunday morning with a cup of coffee
- Runner’s high after a early morning run on a cool morning
- A hug from my DH
- A frosty mug of Root Beer
- A new purse
- The smell of bread baking
- The smell and color of a blooming Iris
Heidi, from God’s Grace In Practice asks if we think our pleasures are drawn from more simple things now that we have a children with special needs? I’m not so sure that’s the case for me. I think the enjoyment of simple things has come from my own growth and maturity (if you consider 41 “mature”, that is!). I’m a very different person than I was at 18, 20 or even 30. My values are different and much simpler. Life is so much more than the accumulation of things. I also think living on a budget due to my desire to stay home with my kids when they were younger, and then living our “debt-free journey” has made us more aware of simple pleasures. We still have the debt-free goal in sight, though, so living a cash only life forces one to put more value on the things that money cannot buy. I think I’d be in this same spot with our without Baylee’s special needs in our life. I think discovering the simple things is a part of the process of maturing.
It’s a good thing.