Monday, 11 August 2014
Small and Wonderful Things . . .
"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand. But who gets excited by a mere penny?...It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so malnourished and fatigued that he won't stoop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted with pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days. It is that simple. what you see is what you get." ~Anne Dillard
A few of the small and wonderful things which bring untold joy into my life. It's the small things in life which truly mean the most. Simple abundance . . . it's the best.
Scarves which hide a multitude of sins. I don't actually have any at the moment, but I have long admired the way the young Missionary sisters wear scarves and how elegant they look. One was going to show me how to use one and which kind to buy, but then she got transferred and I never did learn how. I am still hoping that one day I will be able to get the right kind and learn how to wear it!
A forgiving heart. I have a forgiving heart. I will forgive most people of most things. I am not one to hold a grudge. I may never forget, but I will always forgive. I think life is a lot easier if you are able to forgive others. Bearing ill will mostly only hurts you anyways. More often than not, the other person could care less . . . or is completely unaware of any ill feelings you may hold against them. Besides if we expect to be forgiven, we must surely forgive.
The Wild Roses in our garden which just give and give and give. From early spring to autumn, they bloom continuously and when they stop blooming the rose hips are pretty as well. Each year I say I am going to make some rose hip jelly, or rose hip syrup for winter vitamin c, but each year I run out of time to do it or don't remember until it is too late. Maybe this year I won't. Forget that is. ☺
Little things that mean a lot. The older I get, the more I realize that it is the small things in life which matter the most. I am grateful for a heart that finds joy in the simple things which embroider my days and nights. Life is not so much about wanting things as it is about wanting what you already have. I am content.
Blogging. I get so much pleasure from sitting here each day sharing my thoughts and ponderings with you. I cannot imagine never doing it. This brings me great joy. I have been doing it for so long to stop would leave a big hole in my life. It's a major part of my day and holds a big chunk of my heart. If I ever suddenly disappear for a length of time you will know that something is really wrong because this is important to me. I would never just stop. My life has been magnified through this medium. You all feel like family.
I was up at four am this morning taking pictures of the Green Corn Moon. It woke me up shining in through our bedroom window and I didn't want to miss it. I will be nodding off tonight during Family Home Evening for sure. But that's okay, it was totally worth it!
And that's it for this week. Nothing spectacular here, but that's just how it goes sometimes!
A thought to carry with you through today . . .
"Poetry is the silence and speech
between a wet struggling root of a flower
and a sunlit blossom of that flower."
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Cooking in The English Kitchen today . . . a delicous Courgette Tomato Bake. Simply delicious.
Have a wonderful day!
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I wish for you a week filled to overflowing with small and wonderful things!