But even with all that, this is still the place I want to be. The views have been breathtaking all winter (as they always are), the peacefulness of the area is soul-soothing, and I'm happy. One of my (many) mantras on this life is "you make your own happy," and boy is that true for me here in my mountain paradise home. This is the BEST place I've ever had the privilege to live, and it makes me insanely happy nearly every day.
This is the view from the deck today:
And that, little ones, is why it is so worth weathering the storms for me...because the payoff of living here is truly priceless.
May you find the reasons to weather the storms in your lives, little ones, and revel in the payoffs awaiting you.....