Sunday, November 10, 2013

For Our Little Town

Jeff and Janey and I took a walk on Saturday, into town to eat lunch.  (But we forgot our money and had to have Abbey drive down Jeff's wallet-thank goodness for responsible teenagers! :)

It was a beautiful, brilliant day with sun and wind and whipping fall leaves.

You know I don't like cold weather if you have been reading this blog for some time.  And we have cold, long, gray winters here.  I would love more sunshine!

And I sometimes can get a little crazy with wishing we lived back home where I grew up, or in some other much "cooler" place.   I sort of regret ever saying those things out loud ever and I've decided I'm going to start finding all the good, because there is SO much here.  Isn't it funny how when you look for good and beauty you can find it so easily?  Negativity just puts blinders on, and that's a self-defeating way to live.  And sometimes you take all the good for granted, which is why it's good to count your blessings.

We are here to stay.  I am grateful for this little town Jeff and I chose one day when we fell in love with an old home and decided this was the town for us.  I am grateful my kids can walk and ride into town safely, visit the library, pick me up some food at the market, work at the ice cream counter, see their friends everywhere. I am grateful for the change of seasons that always invigorates me and feels like four fresh starts a year.  I am grateful for our nicer-than-pie neighbors, and our home.

7 comments :

  1. love love love a small town. We live somewhere warms and don't have all of that color you guys have... but I love the warmth. I don't function very well when it is cold. :)

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  2. your little town seems like a dream. i am happy that you have found your place.

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  3. I love the idea that each new season presents us with 4 fresh starts each year! I need at least that many!

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  4. Sounds like Pollyanna but it's true! Beautiful place!

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  5. "Four fresh starts a year" is my new favorite way of describing seasons. I struggle with contentment and appreciating all I have (I came to your site from realtor.com where I was drooling over a house despite the fact that 1) we aren't moving to Georgia and 2) we just bought this house last year! I'm so glad I have a patient husband.) Thanks for this reminder that beauty is all around us; we just have to look for it.

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  6. Such a beautiful town, Sarah!! There are times I think of moving to a new place, too and then I realize how lucky I am to live here where my kids can ski in the winter and boat in the summer. I was chatting with someone today at the grocery and she was surprised that I said hi to 3 different people in 5 minutes...guess this has become our home. Thanks for sharing your pics and thoughts. hugs, cathy

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  7. Wait, I thought we had a plan that you were going to move to be my next door neighbor here in the desert! Ha!

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