Each year I choose a word that will be kind of like my theme or focus for the year. For 2017 I choose the word, ABUNDANCE. I wanted to be able to clearly see and recognize Heavenly Father’s abundance in all things…something beyond being simply grateful but really having my eyes opened. Lemme just tell ya…this was INCREDIBLE!!! I gave myself daily “homework” to do so I could always keep my attention on my goal. I’d write 25 things I’m grateful for every day…which believe it or not was somewhat difficult in the beginning. I’d be able to write down 10-15 easy but then day after day it got harder because I didn’t want to just write the same things over and over again – even if I was grateful for the same things I wanted to be as specific as possible so it made me think hard to reflect on the day and what specifically I saw as a great blessing and His abundance. A couple weeks into the new year I had this experience during a really rainy season. I needed to take my daughter to an appointment that was about 30 minutes away from my house. So that morning,  I piled all my four kids in the car – which was a challenge just to get them out the door at all…and if you’ve ever worked with children in any capacity you’ll understand what it’s like to get kids anywhere – herding cats is the phrase I like best. Needless to say the day started with me already feeling slightly frazzled. The office is right off of the freeway but to get to that freeway I had to take the back roads. These back roads are winding and takes a good twenty minutes to even get to the … Continue reading Abundance