We recently brought my #1 son home from his first year at college - and mind you, he's home for an ENTIRE WEEK! Now I've done my share of missing him (I hate setting the table for 4 every night), but there have also been opportunities for us to visit him and attend events on campus, so it's not like he's in another state or foreign country!
To have him home brings balance to my house. The family dynamic is back. And I know not just for me, but for my husband, our other son and daughter as well. When I opened the door to the "jr. man-cave" to say goodnight to both of my boys, and both voices called back in answer...my heart felt full. To have my daughter safely back from her 4 day trip to Indianapolis and everyone home under the same roof made me feel extremely blessed.
The saying "count your blessings" is so very true. We need to stop from our busy, crazy, multi-tasking lives and just take stock of what we have that gives us joy and fills our hearts with love. And not only that, but what we can do for other people. Wouldn't it be nice to know that YOU were someone's blessing? A blessing in disguise, even? You don't have to do anything profound. Sometimes just being there is all it takes.
So as you sit with your family & friends, or even if you're alone, count your blessings. They are there.
Have anything you're especially thankful for? Feel free to share!