Here is the thing about holidays, it is what you make of them. Each of our holidays look a little different, sometimes we see a lot of family, sometimes we don't, sometimes we do traditional, sometimes we don't. But it's not what we do, it's our attitude about the day that makes it a good one. Sometimes, holidays totally require an attitude check.
This year, my cousin Lois is visiting us for the week and even though we don't get to see the rest of our clan, I'm so grateful that she made the trek up. We started today off with a workout to really get our appetite going, and then cooked together while listening to Christmas music and caught the tail end of the parade before having a Thanksgiving lunch. We are heading down to Va beach to visit with Ken's family tonight and i foresee more food and some shopping in our future.
Sloane is so glad to have her Aunt Lo visiting and her enthusiasm for seeing family is inspiring. It's the thing that brings her the most joy right now and I pray that it may always be so. Her excitement for all the little things that we may take for granted is wondrous; we are hoping to nurture that that into a constant attitude of gratitude, and remind ourselves of such things as well.
Another thing that is bringing her joy these days is being allowed to strum away on my ukelele. She picked it up the other day and started strumming and singing at the same time, making up songs as she went. I posted a short video on my Instagram, but here is more of what I took on my camera. You can make out that this particular song has something to do with a basketball, horse and cow- some of the little things I am grateful for because they bring this little girl joy.