We are in the toddler phase. We're exhausted when our heads hit the pillow yet we did such a great job potty training our pup, it seems like as soon as you hit REM sleep...she needs to go out.
As much as we'd like to sleep through the night, we are more thankful not to clean up messes. But I digress. Let me refocus.
I try to find the positives in any situation and as the weather is getting (much) colder at night, in the twenties last night, I need a reminder beyond "not cleaning" to keep me motivated to get out of my warm and snuggly bed.
A few nights ago as the moon struggled to shine through the overcast sky I noticed a spectacular sight. The ground was covered with a frost and my sandals crunched atop the grass as we walked. The moon was just bright enough to catch the glistening of frost on the grass, bushes, and leaves. It was beautiful outside. I paused and in the quiet, said "Thank you".
I took the puppy back inside, grabbed my camera and returned to the bitter and beautiful cold night. I ended up spending nearly thirty minutes trying to capture God's beautiful light show from the moon illuminating the frost. Similar to a rainbow, sunrise, or sunset...it's impossible to capture the true beauty one witnesses.
These pictures don't do justice yet they are a reminder to me to keep looking for the positive, looking up, and saying "thank you".