While night sometimes fades familiarity like a dream, morning lights our lives back to fluency.
Gratitude: Rainy…ordered dinner in
Joy: a fuzzy blanket and a glass of wine
Awareness: Some stories end and initiate beginnings of new stories. These life experiences are for learning and character building. As painful as they can be, they are necessary. Every day starts as a clean slate. There are times I am overwhelmed with good feelings when I see people I love act instead of react and choose respect and responsibility.
Creativity: adult coloring books for the artist!
Gratitude: After running errands and cleaning house I had the rest of the day and night to read a great book, perfect for rainy weather!
Joy: cotton candy, feeling appreciated
Awareness: No matter where we spread our wings, we carry a bit of our roots with us.
Creativity: Quilting, machine embroidery writing
Gratitude: DirtMan and Oldest delivered our old sofa to its new home. We got a few other errands taken care of today.
Joy: The sun came back out this afternoon after days of rain, and we’re headed into four more days of rain. I don’t mind the rain but I do enjoy the sun peeking through as well.
Awareness: Sparkling stars in the daylight or is it diamonds in the sky? It is the glitter of the setting sun breaking through the tiny gaps of the pine boughs.
Gratitude: Things generally work themselves out or fall into place on their own accord.
Joy: Some backyard relaxation time with the hubby before dinner. The first bloom in my iris garden!
Awareness: How good it feels for the soul when the body just breathes while the mind is at ease.
Gratitude: The new sofa and throw pillows arrived, and at the exact same time as that delivery another unexpected one arrived at my door…Oldest bought me a nice chair for my studio, a Mother’s Day gift!
Joy: Purchasing college graduation and Mother’s day gifts! Being able to do unexpected things for others.
Awareness: I used to make many life goals and often found myself disappointed, anxious, and frustrated. I find myself making few goals these days, yet I am content…
Creativity: Quilting, sewing a table skirt
Gratitude: Able to get some business work accomplished over lunch time.
Joy: Got a short visit with a friend, and a great phone call with another one
Awareness: Darkness crept over the neighborhood with a slow grace. The trees became shadows and houses lit like a model Christmas village. Time seemed to stand still in the quiet embrace of nightfall.
Creativity: Android photography, art coloring book
Gratitude: Had enough time this morning to bake and frost a birthday cake before work!
Joy: My “Cinco de Mayo” baby (Oldest) turned 30 today, and I don’t feel old just incredibly blessed.
Awareness: The Vinca vines and amethyst blossoms swing in the breeze. Three cardinals (two males, one female) sing to their hearts content as they flit about the backyard. Two vultures swarm overhead. The pines wildly swing their arms as if they can’t contain the secrets they’ve heard in the yard.