The first is the baby. Mothering an infant is labor-intensive. I've always enjoyed and appreciated it. Perhaps because I'm fairly certain this is our last baby I am more aware of every wonderful minute of her. Every smile and every tear and every sound she makes, the way her lips are shaped and the way she holds her feet straight up. I am defined by my Motherhood and I love it. Don't mind the wrinkles - it felt wrong to photoshop them out of this picture.
The second is ennobling media. Our Stake President challenged us to find "ennobling" content to spend our time on. This translated into me determining to read something "ennobling" each month. January - "A Tale of Two Cities". I had tried to read it before and given up, lacking the determination and energy to get into the language of it. I'm so glad that I tried again - it is an amazing book, beautifully written and definitely "ennobling". I feel smarter and better for reading it.
I might not be winning all my battles right now, but I'm finding peace and progress where I can.